The Middle Rio Grande Valley
Albuquerque Herbalism gratefully acknowledges this land as part of the unceded Tiguex province which has been stewarded by the Isleta, Sandia, and Santa Ana Pueblos since time immemorial. We also acknowledge the indigenous sovereignty of the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache people over the Rio Grande Valley throughout New Mexico. We recognize that the Albuquerque bosque and its surroundings continue to be protected and managed by the ancestral Tiwa- and Keres- speaking pueblos, and that the Albuquerque metro area is home to an indigenous population representing 400 plus nations and tribes. Furthermore, we acknowledge that many of the plants explored through our program are part of this regions’ Indigenous cultural, spiritual and ecological knowledge. We are committed to building and maintaining relationships with the Indigenous peoples of this place and holding ourselves accountable to their sovereignty over this land.