Director and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Zuni Heritage and Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 1149
Zuni, New Mexico 87327
Tel: 505-782-4814 AZ Office: 928-289-9259
Mr. Kurt Dongoske is currently the Acting Director for the Zuni Heritage and Historic Preservation Office and the Principal Investigator for the Zuni Cultural Resource Enterprise. Kurt has 17 years of experience with the resource issues associated with the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. From 1991 to 1997, he represented the Hopi Tribe as a cooperating agency in the development of the Glen Canyon Dam Environmental Impact Statement. He continued to represent the Hopi Tribe during the transition into the Adaptive Management Program and for six years was the Hopi Tribe's TWG representative and their AMWG alternate. He has also served as the TWG Chair for five years (2001-2003; 2005-2008), during which time he successfully directed and facilitated the Technical Work Group's debates over complex resource issues and helped them develop consensus recommendations to the AMWG.
He has extensive knowledge of the resource issues that are part of the Adaptive Management Program and has positively contributed to this program. Kurt holds a Master's Degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona and has over 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist. He has spent the last twenty years working closely with Native Americans to integrate their traditional concerns and perspectives into the narratives of the past generated by archaeologists. In 2000, he was recognized with a Presidential Recognition Award from the Society for American Archaeology for his work in improving relationships between Native Americans and archaeologists.