Indian Pueblo Cultural Center proudly presents our Coffee & Conversation Lecture Series in association with our special exhibition - Albuquerque Indian School Retrospective with a Vision Forward
Coffee & Conversation Lecture Series – 2014
Every third Wednesday of the Month
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
5:30 – 7:00pm in Silver & Turquoise Room
Event FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:30pm-7:00pm
“Albuquerque Indian School: Origins and Communities”
Presenters: Joe Sabatini, former Manager at the Public Library's Special Collections Library and Nona Browne, Director of Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest;
Nona Browne will discuss the origin of the first Indian school; changing federal Indian policies during the late 19th century and Protestant missionary efforts towards Indians in the western United States.
Joe Sabatini will have a two part discussion with the first part covering the various interactions between the Albuquerque Indian School (AIS) and the Albuquerque community. This includes cultural, athletic, religious and economic relationships. In the second part, Mr. Sabatini will discuss, from a political and neighborhood perspective - the history of the AIS property following the school's closing, the deterioration of the campus, the creation of the Indian Pueblos Federal Development Corporation (IPFDC), the reaction of the neighborhood and development agreements with the City of Albuquerque.