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…

Exhibiting Santa Fe with Bobby Beals

“It’s important to be proud of where you’re from. I want to bring the traditional side of Santa Fe into the new modern contemporary world. I want to honor the traditions of the people that are from here.” – Bobby Beals  My name is Bobby Beals and I’m a fifth generation Santa Fean. My grandparents…

Riding Low, Burque Style!

“New Mexico as a culture, as a people, we have this image of what we grew up with and what we were raised with… we hold on that. That unity and pride. A lot of us didn’t have it easy.” – Lawrence Marquez My name is Lawrence Marquez and I was born here in Albuquerque,…

Anita’s Magical Taos

“If you think about it, creativity is the opposite of violence. It can bring social change without violence. I deliberately paint for both intellectuals and people who don’t read because a lot of my people don’t read.” My name is Anita Otivero Rodriguez and I was born and raised here in Taos. I was born…

Don’s ABQ

“I dropped out of college. I got good grades, but I got bored. I want to learn what I want to learn, not on some assembly line. I have continued my studies in the university of life and that I shall not graduate until my last breath.” – Don Schrader My name is Don Schrader…