ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque invites you to celebrate on Indigenous Peoples Day. IPCC helps educate visitors about the pueblos in New Mexico.
Jon Ghahate, the museum’s cultural mediator, says he has a responsibility to keep the voices of his predecessors alive. “We have a voice. We take responsibility for this voice, we are administrators of these groups of people who preceded us, that’s why I enjoy this place. “
To commemorate and honor Indigenous Peoples Day, the cultural center has planned a number of activities. Ghahate explains, “We have presentations from some of our civil servants in elected positions.”
People can also see various dance performances and artist performances. “I sing for my people from the heart. And from my soul from my drums ”, says Brandon Lesansee, who comes from the Pueblo of Zuni. “We sing with prayers and we love to see our people and others happy.
While New Mexico has been observing the holiday for years, President Biden issued a proclamation last week to make October 11 both Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day. James Webb visits New Mexico. He shares: “I think these countries, which have protected and preserved them over the years and generations, are really important to all of us and to our entire society.”
Officials add that visiting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gives people an opportunity to honor the culture and traditions of New Mexico’s first citizens. “You can certainly learn it from a book, but if we could hear it from the people who live it, then we can immortalize it,” says Ghahate.