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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.

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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Zoom Event Today: The Road to Food Sovereignty

Zoom Event Today: The Road to Food Sovereignty

Today at 4pm, New Mexico Highlands University is hosting a forum on Food Sovereignty, featuring a Welcome Land Acknowledgment by Manitos scholar Dr. Eric Romero, from the Highlands University Languages and Culture Department and Interim Director of the Native American and Hispano Cultural Studies Program.

THE THREE PILLARS

THE THREE PILLARS

During a recent retreat in Ahmedabad, India, our group was asked to think about a gift or blessing from our lineage that we are grateful for. In other words, what has been passed down to us from our ancestors that has served us and others well. I pondered this question for a few moments and then it came to me as clear as day…

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.

Interview with Kate Cisneros

Interview with Kate Cisneros

Overview: We of Questa Stories, (Gaea McGahee and Claire Coté with four-month old Olivia June in tow) met with Kate Cisneros in her home around her kitchen table on June 14, 2018. This was our third individual interview and we were prepared to record for about an hour. It was also part of our first “concrete” efforts to create content for the Questa Stories project and archive, and to launch QuestaStories.org. To better prepare ourselves as stewards of the newly formed Questa…

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