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2014 Local Attractions and Information


ATALM selected Palm Springs as the host city for the 2014 conference because it is one of the top destination sites in the United States and because it is a desert oasis with a strong Native Presence. Our host tribe, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, settled in the area more than 1,000 years ago. Recognizing the beauty and spirituality of the desert, the Cahuilla culture lived around the mineral springs on the desert floor, migrating into the cool canyons during the summer months. Today, the tribe still owns half the land on which Palm Springs is built and works to preserve their cultural heritage.

In addition to the many fun and unique things to do during and after the conferenceā€¦the Local Planning Council is planning lots of exciting events to entertain and connect you with other Native archives, libraries, and museums professionals.

To learn more about the area, visit http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/