The University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies, UNM Native American Studies Department and the Institute for American Indian Education will host a Native Curriculum Partnership (NCP) Film Workshop on Thursday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, in Albuquerque. 

The film workshop will provide educators with film trailers on Native art and education, curriculum resources, and a tour of the library and archives at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This workshop is open to Native and non-Native educators. Participants will receive a $200 gift certificate to off-set gas and traveling expenses. Workshop guests will enjoy a catered lunch and a tour of the library and archives at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. To register for this free event, go to the NCP Film Workshop registration page.

The Center for Regional Studies , the Department of Native American Studies, and the Institute for American Indian Education have formed a partnership to address the needs for K-12 curricular resources targeting the histories of and contemporary issues within the Navajo, Jicarilla, Mescalero, Fort Sill Apache, and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

The Native Curriculum Partnership has been developing two films, each with corresponding curricula, for New Mexico educators to utilize in their classes. The first film explores the intersection of art, education, and activism in the life and work of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell. The second film centers on Indigenous education, past, present, and future, with an in-depth look at the consolidated education case Martinez/Yazzie vs. New Mexico (2018).

The June 27 workshop provides the opportunity for New Mexico educators to explore methods of integrating Indigenous film and curriculum resources into their classrooms.

Roxanne’s World explores the intersection of art, education, and activism in the life and work of Roxanne Swentzell. Roxanne is a Santa Clara Tewa Native American sculptor, Indigenous food activist, gallerist, and one of the most sought-after contemporary ceramists in the country. Her award-winning works are featured in major public collections, including the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Cartier in Paris, and other world-class museums and venues.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Arcie Chapa, Roxanne’s World captures Roxanne at work in her studio, gallery, and in her non-profit Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, in which she provides healing earth workshops, shares resources, trains interns, creates sustainable ecosystems, hosts gatherings, grows food, teaches, and supports the community.

Through behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, the documentary explores the motivations and inspirations behind Roxanne’s boundary-pushing work, her thoughts on nature, and the nature of her art.