Between 2014 and 2015, Farina King volunteered with the educational programs such as school field trips at the Mesa Grande Cultural Park. The park is open for the season until May.
Oral traditions serve as an important methodology to understand the foundation of indigenous histories and experiences. King sought to invite local indigenous community members to share their experiences, oral traditions, and memories of the cultural site.
On March 28, 2015, the Mesa Grande Cultural Park hosted “Blast from the Past,” a historic walking tour of the site. King was part of the “Lewis family.”
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Mesa Grande Cultural Park hosted Hemapik Day: Connecting, Sharing, Appreciating Cultures! Learn more at “Mesa’s Museum of Arizona Natural History Hosts Hemapik Day” and Mesa Grande Cultural Park.
Look for future events, and plan to visit during the park’s season between October and May.