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Mimi Roberts is a passionate advocate for cultural equity and is honored to serve as Project Manager for the Manitos Community Memory Project. Prior to her retirement from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in 2018, she administered a cultural technology internship program that prepared Media Arts majors from New Mexico Highlands University for professional careers in New Mexico's cultural and creative economy, helped develop a makerspace program for rural public and tribal libraries, and worked in support of initiatives to accelerate technology adoption throughout the Department. She freelances as an arts researcher, writer, and editor and in her other areas of expertise, including museum exhibition and program development, multi-institutional collaborations, and traveling exhibitions. She is immediate past president of the New Mexico Association of Museums.
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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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.

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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Digital Cuaderno Special – ‘The Strength of Cerro’ by Douglas Paul Cordova (1984)

Digital Cuaderno Special – ‘The Strength of Cerro’ by Douglas Paul Cordova (1984)

Not long after the COVID-19 Pandemic started to sweep across the United States, early this year, The Manitos Project responded by initiating the ‘COVID-19 Digital Cuaderno’. Understanding that although everyone would have a pandemic story to tell, we wanted to make sure that Manitos voices and experiences were documented and heard amidst the sudden flurry of COVID documentation.

Ay Mi Corazon – Lávate las Manos

Ay Mi Corazon – Lávate las Manos

Bien dice el dicho que una mano no se lava sola. It is true what is said, that one hand washes the other and now, more than ever that practice is imperative. This saying is also one that is evoked to recognize that we need each other, particularly in moments like this. As a part of the Manitos Community Memory Project, we asked Dr. David Garcia, one of our key partners, to help us create a hand washing song for…

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A Hidden Gem in Albuquerque

A Hidden Gem in Albuquerque

As New Mexico’s governor undertakes to improve our state’s educational system, understanding the winding road that has taken us to the present day becomes both more relevant and timely. Education history is an important topic we hope to incorporate into the Manitos Community Memory Project digital archive. Remembering can also provide cultural and historical context for these latest educational reform efforts. An important part of educational history for Manitos is the missionary efforts of Presbyterians, especially women, who raised money…

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Manit@ Migrations Stories

Manit@ Migrations Stories

Since we first launched this project, we have begun to hear remarkable stories of the migrations of manitos and manitas. We have also begun to gather data from families in order to more fully visualize these journeys, exploring when people left and where their travels took them. Over the course of this project, we will dedicate a blog entry to as many stories as we are able to gather. Please return to the site to read as we continue to…

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Rural Libraries as Sites for Community Memory

Rural Libraries as Sites for Community Memory

There’s something magical about entering rural libraries. They are warm and inviting community spaces crammed with books. Like their urban counterparts these small but mighty institutions are taking on new roles in the digital world. Computer terminals provide connection to all kinds of online information and are collecting points for community memory. The first computerized system to use the term “Community Memory” was invented in Berkeley in 1973. It was a simple electronic bulletin board that allowed users to send…

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Dancing Her-Story

Dancing Her-Story

In this post, we reveal how there are many ways to tell a story. In this instance, we share how a memory that is passed from generation to generation is taken up by the writer, who inspires the choreographer. Each telling building upon the last, developed to sustain the power of memory and history.