Today we celebrate and acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Native American populations have inhabited New Mexico for thousands of years and Native beliefs and customs have been persevered, as well as becoming intertwined with those brought by the Spanish colonists since in the 1500s. There are twenty three Tribes and nineteen Pueblos located in New Mexico, three Apache tribes (the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe), and the Navajo Nation.
The nineteen Pueblos are comprised of the Pueblos of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zuni and Zia. Each Tribe is a sovereign nation with its own government, life-ways, traditions, and culture.
New Mexico is incredibly diverse and Global Ties ABQ has made it a mission to be representative of this diverse population represented in the city and state, which is why throughout our Board and staff, you can view these differences in backgrounds, races, colors, religions, genders, gender identity and expressions, nationalities, disabilities, and ages.
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