If you’ve heard our show before, you’ve heard the intimate letters residents have written to the place they call home. We feature these Dear ___ letters on the show, and here on the website, and we encourage anyone of you to write your own letter to your hometown.
Marian Naranjo is the eldest daughter of eight siblings, a mother of four children and a grandmother of six grandchildren. She’s a traditional potter and tribal member of Santa Clara Pueblo, located in north-central New Mexico in the area known to the nineteen sovereign Pueblo Nations and archeologists as the Tewa Basin. Marian says she claims her “ancestry from our last migration from the Puye cliff dwellings, located to the west within the Jemez Mountains. Within and around the four mountain ranges that surround the Tewa Basin are the sacred aboriginal ancestral homelands of the Pueblo peoples, my people, who have been the caretakers and guardians of these places for millennium.” (more…)