Category Archives: Education

Voting For Future Generations: Economic Development

Students (Credit: Henry Jake Foreman)

About one third of Native Americans in New Mexico currently below the poverty line, according to census data. Economic development and job growth, both on tribal lands and in urban areas, is a significant issue for Native families and tribes in the 2016 elections. In this installment of the series Elections 2016: Voting For Future Generations, Henry Jake Foreman (Absentee Shawnee) shares his view on entrepreneurship among Native youth. Foreman started Karuna Colectiva  and supports students who are seeking to bring their business idea into reality. Foreman is  a Native Entrepreneur in Residence with New Mexico Community Capital.A group of students he worked with from the Native American Community Academy (NACA) pitched their business idea at the Native Biz content, put on by CNM earlier this fall.



Voting For Future Generations: Education

Native American

The Obama administration launched the Generation Indigenous imitative last year to increase support for Native students across the country. In the first part of Elections 2016: Voting For Future Generations, Native educator Amidooli “Ami” Pacheco (Kewa) shares his thoughts on the connections between education and elections.

Pacheco gave a talk on Indigenous education at a local TEDxABQED event in March: An Indigenous Student’s Perspective: History, Culture, and Language. We also travel to the Santa Fe Indian School to hear from students who participated in a mock election based on the 2016 presidential campaigns.

This program is produced by New Mexico PBS for a presentation of Vision Maker Media with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting