Jewelry Demonstration, Lorenzo Coriz, Santo Domingo Pueblo, 1997 Photo: Marcia Keegan
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Following the signing of a proclamation by New
Mexico Governor Garrey Carruthers in 1987, the first American
Indian Week, which subsequently became an annual event, was
held in Albuquerque to highlight the many contributions made
by the first inhabitants of the Southwest -- Native Americans.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a "natural" for hosting
American Indian Week. The year 2000 will mark the 13th annual
observation of this event.
In additional to the obligatory traditional Native
American music, dance, and art and crafts, events held at the
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center over the past 12 years during this
week-long celebration have included trade fairs, career days,
physical fitness events, Indian writers' symposia, book signings,
gatherings of Indian film makers, veterans' tributes, children's
days, senior citizens events, symposia on economic development and
tourism, tours of Pueblos, river tours, museum tours, and
performances by high school bands from the Laguna-Acoma, Zuni and
Santa Fe Indian Schools.
A top tourist attraction in the state, the Cultural
Center is the only facility owned and operated by all 19 Pueblos;
the American Indian Week is endorsed by the Governor of New
Plans for the year 2000 event are underway; the theme
of American Indian Week will be:
American Indian: Our Land,
Our Culture . This year's events will include appearances
by Buddy Big Mountain, Native American ventriloquist; Autumn
Morning Star, Native American storyteller; Zuni Olla Maidens; Apache
Spirit Dancers; and traditional Indian dancers and
Project materials include five pages of text and nine
Originally submitted by: Heather Wilson, Representative (1st District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.