Writer. Native Entrepreneur. Marketer. Communicator. Most difficult job: Mom.
Spent the morning at Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR), which has a federally-funded Early Childhood Center for children ages 1 to 3. Met Lawrence (first video), who has been in the cooking & food service industry for 17 years. From bussing tables to line cook to cold room prep to chef, he has stepped down from big restaurants and tribal casinos to aid young children with health and meal education. Introducing new foods to the children and making good, wholesome meals makes him happy as he’s able to teach children about foods, knowing they will always leave school full and healthy. I loved seeing the toddlers wobble around. Wishing my baby was still little. NAPPR is a great support for parents in #ABQ. Check them out at nappr.org.
Spent some time on the Pueblo of Tesuque’s farm today with the farm director, Emigdio Ballon, and elders who are part of a program that allows them to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables on a community plot. There’s also a seed bank containing the seeds from Hopi, Navajo and other tribes’ most coveted seeds. Story will appear in Whetstone Magazine @gatherfilm@mrsanjayr#sowindigenous#nativefoods#indigenousfoodsovereignty
South Padre Island four years ago. Grainy — just like the beach :)
Evening hike in the Sandia foothills with my junior explorer. Looking forward to camping, fishing & hiking with him this summer. #abqlife#hiking