Lecture Series & Webinar Recordings:
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.
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.
- Diatribe-diaTribe: a patient-focused online publication to help improve the lives of people with diabetes.
- NFFLO Native Food for Life Online: A FREE course offered by the American Indian Institute for people who have type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes about making plant based dietary changes
- Diabetes Sisters: offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives.
- A Sweet Life: A Sweet Life was created by people with diabetes for people with diabetes (and those that love and care for them). They know that diabetes is a very serious and frightening disease, but they also know that life with diabetes can be normal. It can even be sweet.
- Diatribe d21 Lightning Talks, defeating the stigma of diabetes
- Thrive Market
- Keto Candy Girl
- CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program
- Gifts From Our Relations: Indigenous Original Foods Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.