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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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Manitos Metadata Platica: Session 3 : Permissions and Consent Transparency for Archive Contributors, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00pm

Manitos Metadata Platica: Session 3 : Permissions and Consent Transparency for Archive Contributors, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00pm

For this session, Amy Winter and Katie Gray, Head of Archives for New Mexico Highlands University’s Donnelly Library and Manitos Project Archival Consultant, will discuss best practices surrounding Permissions, Use Transparency and other issues of Digital Rights and Consent, in the context of the Manitos Archive.

Regalo: The Book of My Ancestors

Regalo: The Book of My Ancestors

As a small child about 7 years old I remember my grandmother Martha inheriting a beautiful old photo album shortly after the passing of her father Abe. I remember my grandmother bringing the album home, setting it on the table, dimming the kitchen light and stressing that we had to look through it quickly to preserve the photos. I remember asking my grandmother who the people in the photos were and her response, “old people,” followed by a chuckle, “they…

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Northern NM Music: Past and Present Project

Northern NM Music: Past and Present Project

In the fall of 2020, Questa Creative Council board members invited Costilla native son and accomplished musician, Chris Arellano to create and lead a project exploring musical traditions in Northern NM and Southern CO. The project was spurred on by community members’ desire for more cultural sharing, honoring, celebrating, preserving and perpetuating of beloved local religious and secular music traditions. The project began with this question: How has musical expression in its many forms shaped the culture and people of…

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK OF ARCHIVES

AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK OF ARCHIVES

Hello my name is Gabriel Meléndez and I am the author of the Book of Archives and Other Stories from the Mora Valley published in 2017 by the University of Oklahoma Press.  It is my pleasure to read an excerpt from the book for the Manitos Community Memory Project and to post both the recording and these selections in English and Spanish that come from the last story in the book called “The Ante, Six Bets on the Infinte/El Alce,…

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Acequias: Water Sharing and Megadrought

Acequias: Water Sharing and Megadrought

Join the NMAA for a gathering to discuss mega-drought and the climate crisis. Community leaders will share how they are responding through ancestral wisdom, collaboration, and fierce dedication toour communities.

TONIGHT Tuesday May 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Online using Zoom OR phone!

This PART ONE event will include an overview of recent drought monitor and climate data and sessions on water sharing practices within and between acequias.

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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