XVI Maya National Conference - 2017
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Cookeville, Tennessee
July 7 - July 8 2017 (just ended with some 500 in attendance)
The conferences have been annual since 2004, and have moved around the United States to include the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Maya Project at KSU hosted the conferences in 2004, 5, 6, and 7, and we have helped with the conferences in all subsequent years.
Themes of the conferences have settled on Civil Rights and Justice, Native Americanism, Catholicism, Maya Spirituality, and new generation Maya-American life and direction. Non-Maya have been welcome at the conferences, but the attendance and management remains nearly 100% Maya.