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Welcome to the Manitos Digital Resolana

Welcome to the Manitos Digital Resolana

The Manitos Digital Resolana is a virtual gathering space for manitos, as people from rural northern New Mexico and southern Colorado call themselves. In many villages throughout this region, the resolana is the sunny side of a building, where people congregate to converse and share knowledge and wisdom. This Digital Resolana will serve as a space for people from these rural communities and their urban diasporas, where people connected to these villages now live, to reconnect, recollect, record, and reflect…

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TCHS: Reflections on Three Trails w/ Dr. Rick Hendricks, Saturday, April, 3rd, 2pm

TCHS: Reflections on Three Trails w/ Dr. Rick Hendricks, Saturday, April, 3rd, 2pm

The Taos County Historical Society Presents: Reflections on Three Trails The Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail and the Old Spanish Trail are a significant part of New Mexico and Taos history. The Camino Real was extended northward out of New Spain in 1598 by Juan de Onate. Rick Henrick’s research on the Camino Real focuses upon the period of the Reconquest 1692-1693 through the papers of Governor Diego de Vargas. The advent of Mexican Independence in 1821 coincided with…

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Building Community Archives: Community Archives in a Global Context

Building Community Archives: Community Archives in a Global Context

Decolonization, restorative justice, and intersectionality, what do these terms mean and how are they structurally integrated in the building a community archive? Jon Voss of Shift Collective will explore how we can center the needs of community-based archives in the broader global context of description and discovery. This conversation will introduce two efforts in particular that are underway and consider how community-based archives use subject headings and descriptive language, or may or may not want to participate in networked finding…

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Building Community Archives: Whose Story Is It, Anyway? The Ethics Of Story Gathering

Building Community Archives: Whose Story Is It, Anyway? The Ethics Of Story Gathering

Please RSVP to wetfuturestudio@gmail.com , for the link and password to this Zoom event. If you would like to be added to the email list for future Manitos Project events, please add a note saying so, or send a request to the address above. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Digital Matanza: An Introduction

The Digital Matanza: An Introduction

The Manitos Project is fortunate to have a found an academic collaborator in the person of Dr. Eric Romero, Manito scholar, Professor of Languages and Culture and Director of Native American Hispanic Studies at New Mexico Highlands University. Born, as he would tell you, out of the Manitos earth of southern Colorado, Dr. Romero has woven the threads of  a rigorous formal academic training with those of the lived practical knowledge of  a someone who knows how to work the land. Recently Dr. Romero and NMHU President, Dr. Sam Minner, began working together to bring the Matanza ( what might be called a pig roasting,…

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Manitos Community Memory Project – Phase II Launch

Manitos Community Memory Project – Phase II Launch

A lunchtime introduction to the Manitos Project’s exciting plans for the next two years and to give everyone a chance to meet new Team Manitos partners and catch up with the Phase 1 team.

Event will take place on Zoom, Friday January 29th, 2021, 12pm – 130pm
https://nmhu.zoom.us/my/miriamlanger

RSVP: santafemimi@gmail.com

Zoom Workshop: “Acequias and Science: A Community Conversation” Thursday, January 14, 2020, 6pm MT

Zoom Workshop: “Acequias and Science: A Community Conversation” Thursday, January 14, 2020, 6pm MT

This workshop will connect communities with acequia research to help mayordomos, commissioners, and parciantes understand scientific results and real-world implications. Co-author/researchers from NMSU, UNM, and Sandia Labs will discuss acequias in terms of hydrology, sociology, anthropology, range science, system dynamics, and more.

Including question and answer sessions and a community-oriented discussion about future acequia research potentials.

Digital Cuaderno Special: Pregnancy And Birth In The Time Of COVID-19

Digital Cuaderno Special: Pregnancy And Birth In The Time Of COVID-19

When a network of like-minded groups, institutions and individuals starts to gel, instances of sympathetic connection and causal commonality start to emerge with increasing frequency. Taking on lives and vitalities of their own.

The video document you find here, by Manitos media artist Mark Perez, is one such instance.

Food Heritage: Greeting a Lucky New Year

Food Heritage: Greeting a Lucky New Year

As a child of diaspora, my cultural linkages are often broken in ways that fly under the radar. A person can get quite used to cultural magpie behavior to fill voids in identity formation. A certain cosmopolitanism sets in and become a way of life, until challenged out of the blue on unlikely occasions. This New Year’s Morning as I conscientiously set about making black-eyed peas for luck in the coming New Year, I texted my prima to see if…

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Zoom Event: “Their Heart is to Serve: Compassionate Conversations About Healthcare in Northern New Mexico.” December 10, 2020, 7pm

Zoom Event: “Their Heart is to Serve: Compassionate Conversations About Healthcare in Northern New Mexico.” December 10, 2020, 7pm

We are very pleased to share with you, word of this very timely upcoming Zoom listening event. This online multimedia project and event were produced by Manitos Project community site partner, Embudo Valley Library with the support of Manitos Project partner, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area and their partners StoryCorps and Barrios Unidos, and features stories from Manitos communities, Dixon and Chimayo. This free listening event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, November 10th at 7pm. Please register…

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