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Governor Jacob Viarrial Day 2023

June 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

The Poeh Cultural Center invites you to join us on June 28, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to celebrate Jake Viarrial Day (1946-2004). Viarrial served two terms as the Governor of Pojoaque and was a vocal advocate for Pueblo’s legal rights and sovereignty. His assertion of Pueblo sovereignty garnered national attention in 1995 when he challenged the state of New Mexico’s decision to force the Pueblo of Pojoaque to close its casino. Viarrial threatened to install tollbooths along U.S. 84-285 to compensate for lost revenue if the state closed the casino.
Come to the Poeh Cultural Center to celebrate this event with stories, demos, food, and dance. For more information, contact Macario Gutierrez at 505.455.5043 or magutierrez@pojoaque.org.


10:00am: Opening Prayer 

10:10am: Welcome  

10:15am: Pueblo of Pojoaque Dance Group  

10:30am: Sibling Acknowledgement  

10:40am: Guest Speakers

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break / Dance Group / Shinney Demo 

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Pueblo of Pojoaque Hoop Dancers 

2:45pm – 3:30pm: Watermelon Race / Games 

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Throw  

4:00pm: Closing Prayer 


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Poeh Cultural Center

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Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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