Join us for the 2022 Indigenous Community Day event at Ragle Park in Santa Fe! Sept. 17th, 12-4pm. Native Music & Dances, Food, Giveaways, Poetry, Nonprofit Booth, Face Painting, Much More!

To request a nonprofit application, call our office at 505-660-4210 or use this link:

Lecture Series & Webinar Recordings:

Zoom Farming Lecture – Tewa Farming of Northern New Mexico Dr. Anthony Dorame of Tesuque Pueblo

Dr. Dorame will present how Pueblo Indian core values are used in contemporary times to bolster the tradition of Pueblo Indian Agriculture.

Pottery Making, Part 1

Traditional Pueblo Pottery Making

Clarence Cruz is an elder, former elected tribal war chief, tenure-track professor at the University of New Mexico, and award winning traditional potter from Ohkay Owingeh.

Join us as we screen his newly released film which documents the process by which he creates his pots. It is both instructional and inspiring. After the screening Mr. Cruz will take time for Q&A. Presented on August 3, 2021.

Funded by the Continuous Pathways Foundation Grant. Thank you for your support!

Pottery Making, Part 1
Pottery Making, Part 2

Cooking for Diabetics

Cindi Hall is a wife and mother who has successfully managed her Type II diabetes for over 18 years. She is not a healthcare professional and non of the information provided is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

This presentation is all about what doctors and nutritionists often leave out of the conversation; how to eat your favorite foods and live as normal a life as possible. We will talk a lot about “cheat” foods and what you can substitute for more carb-friendly options! Whether you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or have friends and family who struggle with diabetes, this presentation is for you! Presented on July 13, 2021.

Funded by the Continuous Pathways Foundation Grant. Thank you for your support!

Cooking for Diabetics, Part 1
Cooking for Diabetics, Part 2

Online Resources:

Fried Chicken Salad Recipe
Cabbage Alfredo Recipe

Telephone-based All Nations Breath of Life Smoking Cessation Program for Natives

The Institute for Indigenous Studies at Lehigh University College of Health will soon be testing if the Telephone All Nations Breath of Life (tANBL) program is a better quit smoking program for American Indians than other programs. We will soon begin recruitment and are looking for 500 participants in this nationwide research study.

Funded by the Continuous Pathways Foundation Grant. Thank you for your support!

Tewa Perception of Sustainability

with Tony Dorame Jr., PhD. Anthony “Tony” Dorame is a former instructor of the Santa Fe Indian School. He attended Arizona State University, has a B.S in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University as well as a M.S in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Moderated by SFIC board chair Karen Buller and SFIC director Caren Gala, April 20, 2021.

How do we sustain our way of living? Tony Dorame Jr. will share how our relationships with each other and the Earth makes a difference. Can Tewa Lifeways shed light on a more enlightened way to save the planet?

This interactive lecture and discussion will focus on the notion of sustainability and its relationship to Tewa ways of knowing and lifeways. The presentation will focus on aspects of Agriculture, Hunting, Language, Relationships, and Knowledge Transmission.

Funded by the Continuous Pathways Foundation Grant. Thank you for your support!

Seven Circles of Wellness

with Anthony “Thosh” Collins, Well for Culture co-founder, moderated by SFIC board member Samuel Villarreal Catanach, February 23, 2021.

Well for Culture is an Indigenous wellness initiative offering consulting services, curricula, trainings and workshops based on an original model for holistic health: The Seven Circles of Wellness. Their program model incorporates research, data and knowledge from ancestral Indigenous teachings, integrative health fields, and other relevant sources.

To find out more, check out the Well for Culture website:

Other link shared during the live event:

New Mexico COVID-19 Vaccine Overview for the Urban Native Community

with Dan Burke, NMDOH Infectious Disease Bureau Chief, and Shandiin Wood, NMDOH Health Systems Epidemiologist, moderated by SFIC board member Carrie Wood, January 12, 2021.

Presentation and Q&A regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and rollout by the New Mexico Department of Health as it pertains to the urban Native community in New Mexico.

Register for the vaccine here:
More information on the vaccine rollout, including the phases, can be found here:

Na’atł’o’ (Diné String Games and Stars)

with Warlance Chee, Navajo language instructor at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, November 17, 2020

Diné String Games are a winter storytelling activity. The purpose of these games is to encourage creativity, fine motor skills, as well as teach respect and thankfulness for nature and winter. It is a good way to spend quality time with family.

Historical Truths, Representation, and its Consequences: Part 1

with Corrine Sanchez, PhD, Heidi Brandow, M.A., and Joseph Aguilar, PhD; moderated by SFIC board member Carrie Wood, September 29, 2020

The panel discusses the topic of colonial monuments in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico and will tie historical facts surrounding the colonization of New Mexico and its Indigenous peoples to the representation of history through monuments, and finally, to the real-world consequences of it all.

Coping with Stress During COVID-19, What You Need to Know

with Alisha Shelborn, MA, LPAT, September 15, 2020

Alisha  will offer ways to cope with increased anxiety, tension, stress and loneliness utilizing modern and traditional techniques. Alisha is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She has been a Therapist for 17 years working with children, families and individuals at varying stages of treatment and recovery plus has had many years working in areas of trauma and addiction.

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