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Telling the Stories: New Mexico Cultural Affairs

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Cochiti

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Growing up in Cochiti talks about the effects of modern society and technology on the Cochiti Keres, and how the trends to language loss are being reversed.

Acoma

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Haak’u describes the transition from the past to the urban present, and how tradition is an important part of today. The story is told both in the Acoma Keres language and English.  

Nambe

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The traditions and culture of Nambe Pueblo are revealed through the life and biography of Rose “Alice” Baca. Narrated in both the Nambe Tewa language and English.

Mescalero

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Told and sung in the Nde Bizaa language, Nde Bitsiighaa talks about the strength of long hair an the history it holds. Appearing are some very important and familiar figures from Apache history.

Ohkay

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Watch the video Ohkay Owingeh: Village of the Strong People, about the difficulties of a young girl going to school and being punished for not understanding English.

Culture and dances are continuing from one generation to the next. Who we are talks about the many traditional activities which take place in Picuris.

Pojoaque

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The Pojoaque Pueblo Garden Project is a means to revitalize and renew society and family bonds through an understanding and practice of traditional agriculture.

Santa Ana

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Narrated entirely in the Santa Ana Keres language, The Harmony of Animals and Tribal Ways looks at the interaction between traditional culture and the environment.

Tesuque

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A young girl’s perspective on selling crafts at The Long Porch, the world famous craft market area in old Santa Fe.