Embassy Sponsors Indigenous Cultural Exhibition in Tiwanaku

On October 2, Cultural Affairs Officer Johanna Villalobos along with the Tiwanaku Center for the Administration of Archeological and Anthropological Investigations (CIAAAT) and the Mayor of Tiwanaku inaugurated a historical and cultural photo exhibition of the Siletz Tribe and their visit to Bolivia. The Mayor of Tiwanaku, indigenous community leaders, and La Paz government representatives attended the event. Local authorities expressed their appreciation for the Embassy’s support of cultural exchanges and preservation programs in Tiwanaku, including an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant from 2012 to preserve archeological deposits in Tiwanaku. The exhibit will remain in Tiwanaku until December and then continue to travel around the country at different museums, Binational Centers, and cultural centers for one year.  It is through continued engagement and exchanges such as this one – exchanges of tradition, experience, history, and understanding – that we can solidify the U.S.-Bolivia relationship.