George Toya: A Pueblo Prayer

October 31, 2016 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and from the opening of our first permanent exhibit in April to our Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration in October, we’ve been celebrating Pueblo culture all year long. Throughout, we appreciated the support of our wider community,

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Season of the Buffalo

October 17, 2016 Autumn months have historically meant two things for Pueblo people living off the land’s bounty in New Mexico: harvest and hunting. For centuries, cooler weather brought herds of bison to the southernmost edges of the Great Plains, where Pueblo hunting parties traveled to meet them each year.

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Walk Through the Pueblo Story

October 10, 2016 Here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center we’re happy to share new footage showcasing our museum’s first permanent exhibit, “We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story.” We celebrated its grand opening on April 1 as part of our 40th anniversary year, and in the six months

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the IPCC

September 26, 2016 In 1934, the U.S. government established a new federal holiday by designating the second Tuesday of October “Columbus Day.” For some it served to recognize a significant moment in world history; for many it gave undue glory to a foreign invader who repaid the Native population’s initial

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A Brief History of Pueblo Catholicism

August 15, 2016 Timeless Pueblo Traditions Pueblo civilization has thrived in the region that’s now New Mexico for thousands of years, and in that time we’ve governed our towns and farmland, refined beautiful artforms, and developed a deeply spiritual worldview and way of life. From daily routines to seasonal traditions, Pueblo

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Pat Pruitt: The Art of Light at 1,064 Nanometers

August 1, 2016 Native artist Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo, Chiricahua Apache) started making jewelry over twenty years ago under the tutelage of a local silversmith here in New Mexico. Over the years he melded traditional stamp-and-hammer techniques with new skills as a student of mechanical engineering and a professional machinist. He’s

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The Remarkable Runners of Jemez

July 18, 2016 At an elevation of 5,604 feet, Jemez Pueblo is over a mile high—the sort of place world-class athletes travel to train and build high-altitude endurance. But for the people of Jemez, the tall red mesas of northern New Mexico are simply home. Thin mountain air has never

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