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.

Are You from Here or No? Tied to Two Places

Are You from Here or No? Tied to Two Places

With this blog, Trisha Martinez, new member of the Manitos team, reflects upon her familial experience of Manito migration from northern New Mexico to Wyoming. In the 1930s, members of her family pursued labor opportunities out of state, to work as sheepherders, in the sugar beet fields, and on the railroad. She explains how this has influenced her own querencia, or sense of belonging, in two places. Her passion for community and culture extend into her academic work and now career, as she is blessed to honor and serve the Legacy of Los Manitos. She shares her family’s migration story in the hopes that it will inspire you to share yours.

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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Seiscientas Millas Manitas – Project Update 2020

Seiscientas Millas Manitas – Project Update 2020

I ended up only doing 500 miles through Manito country last summer, rather than the planned six. I started from Santa Fe and went as far north as El Alto del Cañón (Gardner), Colorado. Along the way I worked with people in the Nuevomexicano communities of Cuyamungué, El Embudo (Dixon), Peñasco, Chamisal, Placita, Llano Quemado, Ranchos de Taos, Los Córdovas, Arroyo Seco, San Antonio (Valdez), Costilla, Amalia, and El Ventero; as well as the Coloradense communities of Colonias de San…

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Nombrando La Muerte

Nombrando La Muerte

As a consequence of the so-called Spanish Flu, in November and December of 1918, La Revista de Taos recorded the names of those who had died in villages throughout Taos County, including Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Cañón, Chamisal, Taos, Ranchos, Talpa, Rio Pueblo, Llano de San Juan, Llano Largo/Santa Barbara, Córdovas, Picuris, Peñasco, Valle, Trampas, Questa, and Cerro.