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Pueblo of Pojoaque

Pojoaque Pueblo is one of the six Northern Tewa-speaking Rio Grande Pueblos. Archeological studies of the area have dated the inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque Pueblo area as early as 500 AD, with a large prehistoric population in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Pojoaque has always maintained a strong cultural identity and was known by its Tewa-speaking neighbors as “Po-suwae-geh” the water drinking or gathering place.

Administration for Native Americans – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community-based projects and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.

Native American Venture Acceleration Fund – Los Alamos Regional Development Corporation
The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is a private non-profit, 501(c)3 Economic Development Organization (EDO), whose primary service area is Northern New Mexico. The RDC was incorporated in 1996 to serve as the Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos Site “Community Reuse Organization” (CRO). As a CRO, the RDC’s mission is to diversify the economy within the north-central New Mexico region. As a result, the RDC maintains a unique working relationship with the DOE and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The initial curriculum development in pottery was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, which provided a foundation for all teaching at Poeh Arts. Tessie Naranjo, Ph. D. (Santa Clara Pueblo), used the pottery process to document the Tewa worldview by looking at three generations of living potters. Over the years, many private and public organizations have provided funding for art instruction, equipment, supplies, studios, small business training, and other community programming initiatives. We want to acknowledge the following:

  • Bread for the Journey, Santa Fe, NM
  • Chamiza Foundation of Santa Fe, NM
  • Educational Foundation of America, Connecticut
  • McCune Foundation
  • National Park Service, Heritage Preservation Program
  • National Park Service Historical Trails Program
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Communities, Fast Track, et al
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Challenge Grant Program
  • New Mexico Arts
  • New Mexico Tourism, Cooperative Marketing Program
  • U. S. Department of Commerce, Technology Opportunity Program
  • U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans
  • U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • National Science Foundation
  • Santa Fe Arts Commission

This diverse funding has provided the oeh Cultural Center with the opportunity to establish partnerships with many private and public not-for-profit and profit organizations to provide art education and outreach programming:

  • Pueblo of Pojoaque Boys and Girls Club
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque Family Learning Center
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation
  • Art of the Americas Institute, The University of New Mexico
  • Native American Studies Department, The University of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Indian Tourism Industry Alliance
  • Santa Clara Day School
  • Santa Fe Community College, Small Business Development Center
  • Tewa Women United
  • Tribal Virtual Network (A consortium of tribal cultural centers and museums including the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center of Zuni Pueblo, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Jicarilla Apache Culture Center, and Walatowa Visitors Center of Jemez Pueblo)