Here at HSLIC we're excited to be celebrating the 2nd annual Indigenous Peoples' Day in New Mexico! It was a monumentally important and long overdue step when last year Indigenous Peoples' Day officially replaced Columbus Day in New Mexico. This year to celebrate the contributions and culture of the 23 Indigenous Nations, including the 19 Pueblos, 3 Apache Tribes and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is offering virtual program which can be found here.
You can also learn more about Indigenous health information in New Mexico with our newly redesigned guide. We have made an intentional effort to not just highlight available resources, but also discuss and educate on issues surrounding research and cultural humility when working with and for the Indigenous population. As we continue to work to make these connections we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions, comments, or questions. Please feel free to reach out to either or both of the guide owners, Jonathan Pringle and Kelleen Maluski, from the guide homepage.
Also, as you continue your work you might want to utilize the UNM Land Acknowledgement resources and the LandGrabU to better understand the discriminatory practices employed by higher education institutions in founding and operating many universities across the nation.