Gallup, a Story of Struggle and Recovery with Rebecca Ganter

“I got sober 2002. I’ve been sober for 15 years. That’s part of my thing… I love homeless people. I help them anyway I can. I feed them; I give them water, whatever. My son is out there too. God is telling me to do this.” – Rebecca Ganter My name is Rebecca Ganter and…

Cycles of Life – TedX and beyond with Jake Foreman (with video!)

“If I had to describe myself I would say I am a “Blessedtizo.” As a mixed person, we are blessed. We get to walk in multiple worlds. Ultimately we grow to respect and love culture.” – Henry Jake Foreman My name is Henry Jake Foreman. I’m Absentee Shawnee from Oklahoma as well as Filipino and…

Education and Diversity in Farmington, NM

“Farmington is so diverse, you have different cultures, and you have different aspects to bring into the classroom. Even though we have those difficulties and struggles, it’s what the children bring that makes it satisfying. ” – Tanya Baxter My name is Tanya and I have been a resident of Farmington for a long time….

Life and Rugby in Los Alamos, NM

“I was playing softball and I hit a guy that was in my baseline and kind of broke his face. I tried to play park football and I was just a little aggressive. I didn’t know what to do. Then a guy told me about rugby, and so I started playing rugby and I’ve played…

Getting the Vote Out in Gallup, New Mexico

“At the University of New Mexico (UNM), our students over there, we went around campus asking if they are registered Navajo voters and they said “no.” And I asked why, and they said, “because nothing will change.” But we are working on it because we can make a change. I am positive and I believe…

Inmigración y Comunidad en Anthony, Nuevo Mexico

Nuevo Comienzo en Nuevo Mexico  *English translation below* Mi nombre es Cecilia Piñón. Vivo aquí en Nuevo México. Crecí aquí en la mesa, es un pueblo pequeño que está cerca de aquí. “In between” las cruces y el Paso. Mi papá era un trabajador del campo, y ahora estoy trabajando aquí para esta organización que…

Dance Scenes in Gallup

A Start in Dance My name is Raven Bright. Born and raised here in Gallup, New Mexico. I have been coming to this dance studio pretty much all of my life. It’s my connection to the world. That’s just me as a person. Back when I first started, we had another dance studio, and that…

New Mexican Genealogy

Introductions KIMBERLY: I’m Kimberly. I was born in Portales, New Mexico. I was raised in Huntsville, Alabama till about 95’ when we moved here. Basically I am from here, because I have been here ever since. From Albuquerque New Mexico. We have lived in McIntosh and various places in Albuquerque. I worked in the tourism…

Community in Villanueva

Villanueva Traditions We have our own traditions and folklore, ours is Las Posadas which is religious as well as Los Pastores.  Los Pastores is a musical play that has been around here for many years; we got the play from an uncle of my mother’s that his family had in 1902. It is all in…

New Mexican Ancestry and Resistance

  Roots in NM I’m Sofia Sanchez, and I’m from Albuquerque, NM.  I’m 30 years old.  My dad is born and raised here.  My mom was an air-force brat, but she claims California.  That’s where they [her family] were most of the time.  At Beale Air Force Base in Northern California.  My Dad was born…

Social NM

  CAITLIN: My name is Caitlin Jenkins. I’ve lived in Santa Fe for three years now, and absolutely love it. I’m a professional photographer. AMY: My name is Amy Tischler and I am a 44-year-old woman living in Santa Fe. I’m an amateur photographer which is how I got involved in Instagram. I am a…

Arte del Norte

  Early Experiences Everybody has their road. And it’s up to you to decide what kind of road you want. Sometimes we’re a little blind when you’re younger. You get in a road that you can’t get out of. Como el purgatorio, purgatory. I been working on this piece like for a week. I’m pretty…