Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

National Archives at Denver (NAID 292873)

Our July 22nd episode of Let’s Talk New Mexico focused on the New Mexico's Native American boarding schools, and it generated a lot of discussion among our listeners.  As so often happens due to time limitations, we weren’t able to include everyone’s input on the show itself. However, we have had an unusual number of listeners reaching out via email at LetsTalk@kunm.org ever since the show aired.  

We want to make sure that these important conversations continue, and that you, our listeners, get a chance to make your voice heard on the topics that affect New Mexicans. To that end, we’re going to start including follow-up posts for shows like this one that get a lot of feedback.

Here’s what you had to say: 

National Archives at Denver (NAID 292873)

  Let’s Talk New Mexico 7/22 8am: Earlier this month, a plaque that marked the burial place of Indigenous children who died at the Albuquerque Indian School went missing. At the same time, Native American boarding schools have been in the national news after forensic technology revealed thousands of previously unknown graves of Native American children throughout the US and Canada.

Photo: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Sat. 5/4 9a: We're broadcasting live this Saturday from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Featuring cultural educator and storyteller Jon Ghahate (Laguna/Zuni) and live Native music with Steven Toya of Zia Pueblo. Learn about the Pueblo people and their ancestors who have called New Mexico home for thousands of years. Children’s Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, doors open early at 8:30am.  All ages are welcome to join us for FREE for Community Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for the Children’s Hour for our live broadcast from 9 to 10am.