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Indigenous Connections & Collections: Telling Our Stories: Pueblo Author and Teacher Dr. Joe S. Sando

@ Online Wednesday 05.03, 2023

Dr. Joe S. Sando is the author of “Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History,” “Pueblo Profiles: Cultural Identity through Centuries of Change” and co-author of “Po’pay: Leader of the First American Revolution.” Born into the Sun Clan at Jemez Pueblo, he was a former director of the Institute of Pueblo Study and Research here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. He taught Pueblo Indian history at the University of New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at U.S. International University. The first chairman of the All-Indian Pueblo Housing Authority and the first chairman of the State Judicial Council, Sando was a commissioner on the Higher Education Task Force and the Po’pay Statuary Hall Commission. He also served on the board of Americans for Indian Opportunity. Sando received the Excellence in Humanities Award from the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. In this blog, courtesy of the New Mexico Humanities Council, IPCC Librarian/Archivist Jonna Paden (Acoma/Laguna) explains the importance of Dr. Sando’s work.