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Looking to the Mountain: Sacred Lands, Healing Cultures


Gila Wilderness Centennial Digital Hub

Ceremonial Garden

  • 12:00-1:00; Readings by Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero and NM State Poet Laureate Levi Romero; New Mexico Poetry Anthology
  • 1:00-1:15; Welcome & Greeting by ABQ BioPark Team Members (Clayton Meredith); ABQ BioPark Land Acknowledgments: Frank Aviles (Lipan Apache); Sponsor Acknowledgments: Diego Lucero, City of Albuquerque
  • 1:15-1:30; Land Blessing with Dr. Cheo Torres and Dr. Mario del Angel Guevarra, UNM Chicano Studies
  • 1:30-1:50; UNM Danza Group directed by Jorge Garcia, UNM Chicana & Chicano Studies
  • 2:00-2:20; Music by UNM Chicana & Chicano Studies Son Jarocho Group

Rose Garden Atrium

  • 3:00-4:30; Nature Photography Exhibit at Rose Garden Atrium Conference Room by Stephanie Neito.
  • 2:30-3:00; Refreshments Reception at Rose Garden Patio
  • 3:00-3:15 Water Blessing (Healing Ceremony). Brophy Toledo (Jemez)
  • 3:15-4:15; Talking Circle “Land is Medicine” Facilitated by Roseanne Rosenthal, University of California, Riverside Roseanne Rosenthal (Tewa & Apache ‘iyanet’eesh Ch’ogaat)

All day:

    • PoetTree & NM State Library Nature Activity Book Table (Southwest Environmental Education Cooperative);
    • Seed Ball Activity Table (ABQ BioPark)
    • Burl Oak Potting Table (U.S. Forest Service)
    • Indigenous Farming Activity Table (Cotton Blossom Gardens, Isleta Pueblo)
    • New Mexico Poetry Anthology Book Signing Table (Office of NM State Poet Laureate)
    • U.S. Forest Service & New Mexico State Forestry Department Tree Planting Activity Table
    • NM Poetry Anthology Book Table (hosted by ABQ BioPark Foundation/Gift Store for the NM State Poet Laureate Office)

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