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The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Numbers 8 & 7)

Martinez's Legacy

December 21, 2018 – Host Gene Grant and our all-journalist Line opinion panel continue to count down the top stories of 2018. In this segment, they begin with reflections on the 8th biggest story, the end of the Entrada Pageant in Santa Fe, at least as the community had come to know it. The Entrada was part of the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe celebrations. It depicted the 1692 Spanish reoccupation of the city, twelve years after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Community leaders, tribal representatives and the Catholic Church are still working on ideas to change and adapt the event to celebrate the city’s multi-cultural history. And, coming in at number 7 on this year’s countdown is the legacy of Susana Martinez, who leaves office in just a matter of days. Panelists discuss the pivotal moments in her tenure, as well as the highlights and lowlights on her 8 years in office.

 

Line Panelists:
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jeff Proctor, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter and New Mexico in Depth

 

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe Ends Contentious Entrada Pageant

Susana Martinez Legacy

Reconsidering La Entrada

Entrada

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