On Thursday, November 10 at 1 p.m. Judy Emmett will present her program “How to find the American Indian in your genetic cupboard.” It will take place in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. The program will not only give DNA and other research tools to help attendees discover Native Indigenous roots but will also offer information regarding kinship, cultural and societal patterns and history. This program has been delivered to DAR Chapters, the Larimer County Genealogical Society and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She has also lectured at the University of Colorado regarding DNA of the Southwest.
Emmett was born in Arizona and has always been interested in these first inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with emphasis on American Indian cultures. Her employment background includes working in a special college program educating and mentoring young people from the Dine and Hopi reservations. She has also worked at the Western Trading Post in Denver. She served nine years as American Indians Committee Chair for Namaqua Chapter NSDAR and her works have been given award recognition by the Colorado state DAR. Her essay “Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery: Art exchange on the American Frontier” was honored with a Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage award in 2018.