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Reconsidering La Entrada

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August 17, 2018 – A native of Northern New Mexico, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gàlvez has spent his professional life reimagining his home state’s unique past. A former state historian and director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Rael-Gàlvez was part of the group that began conversations to end La Entrada, part of Santa Fe’s annual Fiestas celebration.

In recent weeks, the All Pueblo Council of Governors, the Fiesta Council, the Caballeros de Vargas, the Catholic Church and the City of Santa Fe announced an agreement that will change the yearly celebration of Don Diego de Vargas’ reconquest of Santa Fe.

Rael-Gàlvez talks to NMiF correspondent Matt Grubs about the importance of memory and tradition, and the perils of both concepts as well. He also speaks to the origins of La Entrada, including its current iteration, which began only about a century ago.

Further reading:

Raising Consciousness and Imagining Reconciliation -Greenfire Times

 Entrada Out -Santa Fe Reporter

The Line: Arrests At La Entrada Protests

NMiF: La Entrada protests

September 15, 2017 – Protests at the “Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas” re-enactment last week in Santa Fe were more heated than they were last year.  Eight protesters were arrested, and one was held on felony charges.  Gene Grant and the Line panelists examine reasons behind the protests and debate whether agreements can be made that will be acceptable to people on all sides of the issue.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP