NMiF looks at healthy Native dishes as holidays approach

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales travels to Jemez Pueblo to meet Tina Archuleta, who has made it her mission to decolonize Native diets. Archuleta founded Itality plant-based wellness to restore health and balance to pueblos and reservations that often find themselves in what nutritionists call “food deserts,” or places far from a store that sells fresh groceries. As we head into the holiday season, Archuleta is pushing easy, healthy meals that confound some of what we assume to be Native dishes.

Senior Producer Matt Grubs speaks with UNM journalism faculty member and NMiF contributor Gwyneth Doland about her report on redrawing political boundaries in the state. “Redistricting NM 2021: A troubled history and opportunities for change” details over 40 years of strained geographic relationships that don’t always produce the kind of local representation communities need. The state is set to begin its next redistricting cycle following the 2020 Census.

Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss what State Auditor Brian Colon calls an "abuse of power" of nearly $3 million in legal settlements approved during former Gov. Susana Martinez' administration. Thge Line panelists debate whether a publicly-financed stadium for New Mexico United is right for Albuquerque. For their final topic, the panelists look at opposition by Native American leaders against another proposed nuclear facility in our state.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Friday at 7 p.m. and repeats Sunday at 7 a.m. on Chanel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.


  • Antonia Gonzales
  • Matt Grubs

Field Guest

  • Tina Archuleta, Founder/Owner, Itality plant-based wellness

Studio Guest

  • Gwyneth Doland, UNM Dept. of Communication and Journalism

Line Panelists

  • Michael Bird, public health consultant
  • Dede Feldman, former state senator
  • Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
  • H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

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