Indigenous Peoples Day

Every year more cities across the country are voting to abolish Columbus Day in favor of a new holiday – Indigenous Peoples Day. The Los Angeles City Council, which represents one of the largest municipalities in the country, heralded a triumphant moment for civil...
#ETKIE Strong Woman Darlene Arviso

#ETKIE Strong Woman Darlene Arviso

It’s only 10:00 am, but the day is already heating up as Darlene Arviso pulls her iconic yellow water truck into the St. Bonaventure Mission at Thoreau, NM, on the Navajo Nation. We are only a couple of miles off Interstate 40, but already cell phone service is...
ETKIE #StrongWoman Kaa Folwell

ETKIE #StrongWoman Kaa Folwell

A protégé at 27, Kaa Folwell is radiant in maternal splendor in her home-studio at Santa Clara Pueblo. Just as her son and unborn child surely will, Kaa carries clay and the permanence of linage in her blood. The daughter of acclaimed potter Polly Rose Folwell, and...
ETKIE #StrongWoman Deb Haaland

ETKIE #StrongWoman Deb Haaland

This month we find ourselves inspired by a #StrongWoman who is pushing New Mexico to the forefront of history. Shortly before 10 p.m. on June 5, Debra Haaland celebrated her first victory on her path to Washington in a campaign that is growing the way all sacred...
ETKIE #StrongWoman: Vanessa Roanhorse

ETKIE #StrongWoman: Vanessa Roanhorse

We are celebrating Vanessa Roanhorse as our #StrongWoman of the month. Vanessa is a managing member of the upcoming Native Women’s Business Summit in Albuquerque, NM, this April. The Native Women’s Business Summit is a 1.5-day workshop that will bring together 200+...