The Indigenous View From Northern New Mexico. A Discussion About Food, Water, Soil, and Climate Change. In addition to the interview, you can find two short clips from the episode as well on our website rootswateringhole.org. One clip is devoted to indigeneity, the other is devoted to a critique of the American food system and its impact on our health and well-being. If you receive a distribution email from us links to both clips have been provided.
Joseluis M. Ortiz y Muniz is a land-based Native New Mexican Genizaro father from El Llano de La Yegua in the indigenous Genizaro Santo Tomas el Apostol de Rio de Las Trampas Land Grant and from Dixon within the Embudo Land Grant.
His paternal and maternal grandfathers were Acequia Mayordomos for over 50 years and gave their lives to the Acequia Culture. Joseluis has dedicated his life to agriculture and to continuing the rich agricultural and land-based legacy of his ancestors. He is a trainer of Race Equity and Inclusion and is a board member of the Biodynamic Farming Association.
Joseluis is a proud “Manito” New Mexican and is committed to the future of Northern New Mexico culture through community self-determination, restorative justice, social justice, traditional healing, identity, youth empowerment, race equity and inclusion, Inter-generational organizing, spirituality, land-based justice, and environmental and economic justice.
Los Jardines Institute
Acequia Culture and Restorative Solutions
Demeter Biodynamic Federation