CNM Hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

Students, faculty, and staff gathered Monday on Main Campus to participate in a variety of activities that acknowledged and honored the rich heritage and contributions of Indigenous communities
October 10, 2023

CNM proudly hosted an Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration on Oct. 9 on Main Campus to recognize and honor Indigenous communities. Several activities took place throughout the day, including a fry bread demonstration, a dance performance by the local Ehecatl Aztec Dancers, a Native American leadership panel, and a keynote speech by New Mexico State Representative and CNM alumni, Derrick Lente. 

You can view a full photo gallery of the event below. 

Chef Joshua from El Roi Cafe giving fry bread demonstration
Chef Joshua from El Roi Cafe mixing fry bread dough





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New Mexico State Representative and CNM alumni, Derrick Lente answering a student question
Speakers of the Native American Leadership Panel from left to right: Moderator CNM instructor Dani Belvin, Associate Dean of Skilled Trades & Arts, Charlotte Little, New Mexico State Representative, Jolynn Pruitt, owner of Tekio Solutions, LLC., Dominic Pruitt CNM Ingenuity Board member; and Michael Canfield CNM Ingenuity Board member