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Native American Culture

From traditional art forms to ancient history, discover the vibrant heritage and enduring traditions of the Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.

Native American Culture / Dec 20, 2023

An Acoma Pueblo Christmas

Prudy Correa crafts storyteller nativities that reflect her Acoma holiday celebrations.

By Jennifer Levin

True Heroes / Dec 13, 2023

True Heroes 2023: Mattee Jim

The activist creates change so members of the LGBTQ+ community can thrive.

By Maria Manuela / Photos by Gabriella Marks

Arts & Entertainment / Oct 11, 2023

Kymon Greyhorse Returns to His Roots

The Diné filmmaker brings his touching short “I Am Home” to the Santa Fe International Film Festival.

By Maria Manuela

Native American Artists

Native American Culture / Aug. 24, 2022

The Story Behind a Jemez Storyteller

Fifth-generation potter Dominique Toya (Jemez) shares the story of watching her mother, Maxine Toya, create a male…

Native American Culture / Aug. 17, 2022

A Badger Paw Claws Though Time

Potter Melissa Talachy Romero (Pojoaque) is inspired by a Badger Claw water jar to recall the day she uncovered and…

Native American Culture / Aug. 10, 2022

Ko'o Paa* and the Spirit of the Clay

Evone “Snowflake” Martinez (San Ildefonso, Cochiti) connects with a canteen by Maria Poveka Martinez and Julian…

Native American Culture / Aug. 10, 2022

Memories of an Acoma Potter

A self-taught traditional potter, Claudia Mitchell (Acoma) recognizes a shared past—a living past that is her present…

Native American Culture / Aug. 03, 2022

If a Pot Survives, a People Survive

Las Cruces artist and writer Diego Medina (Piro-Manso-Tiwa) reflects on the Tortugas jar and its significance to the…

Native American History

Native American Culture / Mar 29, 2023

Ancient Enigmas

The ancestors of Pueblo and Diné people left evidence of a rich and sometimes dark history…