New Mexico Acequia Association Upcoming Events


Production and
Marketing for Acequias




Join us and a group of hemp industry experts to learn about how to grow, irrigate, process, and market hemp. The cultivation of hemp is now legal in both state and federal law and it is an emerging industry in New Mexico.

To RSVP call NMAA: 505-995-9644 or email
Wednesday February 20th, 2019
NM State Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Piñon Room

Are you interested in growing hemp and learning how it can help revitalize our rural com-munities? If so, please join us for this special workshop.
Co-sponsored by Rio de Chama Acequia Association, La Asociacion de las Acequias del Valle de Mora, Cow Creek Basin Regional Acequia Association, Association of Community Ditches of Rio San Jose.


La Canoa: Legacy Talks

FEBRUARY 23, 2019
2 pm
History & Literary Arts Building
National Hispanic Cultural Center Campus
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 246-2261



Please join Dr. David Garcia as he presents a talk on the role
Resolana plays within New Mexico acequia communities. In the
last decade, Resolana has functioned as a traditional gathering
space, a place of governance, and as an emergent metaphor for
social organizing. This talk details how the Resolana is being used
by the New Mexico Acequia Association as a central theory which
functions as a mode of engagement from acequia canals to the
halls of state legislature. Building on the work of La Academia
de la Nueva Raza, a 1970s organization based in Embudo, New
Mexico, this mode of engagement has continued on as a form of
movement-building. The creation of La Escuelita de Las Acequias,
within the New Mexico Acequia Association, demonstrates this.
In addition, Dr. Garcia will discuss the significance of language
performance and space within the resolana and the significant
role the resolana plays as a customary infrastructure for the local
ethnopoetics of acequia governance in New Mexico.

Dr. David Garcia is a Ph.D. Visiting
Scholar in the University of New
Mexico’s Center for Regional
Studies as well as a Part-Time
Instructor in the Department
of Chicana/Chicano Studies. Dr.
Garcia is with the Anthropology
Department at the University of
Texas at Austin.

This is a FREE event

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