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19th Annual Congreso de las Acequias

Labor y Fe: Caring for the Land and Water in Times of Change

Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 2018

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid

Draft Program as of November 8, 2018. Updates will be posted regularly. Please check back for most current version.

Friday, November 16th

3:30-5:30pm

Candelaria Organics Farm Tour – Valle de Atrisco

Participants can register for a pre-Congreso farm tour in the South Valley at Candelaria Organics, a beautiful and historic farm owned and operated by Lorenzo Candelaria and Dora Pacias. The farm hosts youth from throughout the region to learn about acequia history, culture, and agriculture. Numerous young farmers have learned to grow food under their mentorship. The tour will include brief presentations, poetry, and light refreshments.

Saturday, November 17th

8:00am

Registration, Coffee, Mañanitas – Música de las Acequias, David Garcia and Jeremiah Martinez

9:00am

Welcome and Introductions

9:10am

Bendición de las Aguas

9:40am

  • Call to Order

  • President’s Remarks

  • Roll Call of Delegates

  • Approve Agenda

  • Approve 2017 Minutes

  • Recognition of Dignitaries

  • Approve Regions Resolution

  • Recognition of New Regions

  • Memorial for John Carangelo and Tom Myers

10:20am

NMAA Annual Report

10:30am

2018 State of the Acequias: Testimonials from People of the Land

  • 21st Century Repartimiento: Water Sharing with Little or No Water

  • Acequia Farming and Ranching in a Changing Climate

  • Healing our Watersheds

11:10am

“Acequia” Film Trailer – Arcy Chapa

11:20am

Cultivating Querencia: The Next Generation of Acequia Parciantes

11:40am

Nuestras Acequias: Embudo Valley Oral History Project

12:00pm

Los Milagros de San Isidro Labrador: Grupo Teatro Acequiero

12:30pm

Lunch and Music by David and Jeremiah

Presentation by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan

1:30pm

Bendición del Agua – Poetry and Film by Olivia Romo

1:40pm

Awards Ceremony

2:00pm

Growing Hemp in New Mexico: Opportunities for Acequias – Vicente Cordova and Leonard Salado

2:30pm

Resolutions

3:15pm

Election of Concilio

3:30pm

Adjourn