Protective Threads: Exploring Indigenous Fashion and Advocacy with Bobby Brower and Tara Trudell

Creating art in the face of grief can be complicated and hard to navigate, especially when the grief feels both private and personal—and a part of a much larger epidemic, like the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) crisis.  Both Bobby Brower (Iñupiaq) and Tara Trudell (Santee Sioux/Rarámuri/Mexican/Spanish) found their way into speaking about the…Read more

Star Parties, Rim-Blown Flutes, and Pueblo History at Jemez Historic Site

Jemez Historic Site, like all of New Mexico’s Historic Sites and museums, offers unique historical and cultural perspectives on the deep and wide-ranging communities, languages, and traditions across the state. And while New Mexico contains a complicated and layered history, these Sites not only honor history but vibrant and ongoing cultures that continue to this…Read more

Keeping New Mexico’s Spanish Alive: The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Legacy Project

Traveling to some remote parts of Northern New Mexico can feel a little like traveling back in time. There’s the slower, rural lifestyle and lack of cell reception, for starters, but in some small pockets of rural communities, people still speak a 17th-century dialect of Spanish.  Encounter Culture host Emily Withnall speaks with National Hispanic…Read more