INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Since 2020 the brothers have chosen to start all circles and activities with an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement as part of our anti-racist organizing and decolonization. T4B is committed to the most impacted communities being at decision making tables. Recognizing the land, air, water and people and our commitment to decolonization is critical to our vision of health and healthy equity for boys and young men of color including Indigenous young men and their families and communities. We also recognize acknowledgements are a small part of larger decolonization efforts. Individuals, organizations and communities should create their own paths for this process while centering Indigenous communities.

Español - Reconocimiento de tierras indígenas:

Albuquerque y Nuevo México se encuentran en tierras indígenas. Albuquerque está en las tierras de Tiwa y Keres. Esto incluye los Pueblos Tiwa actuales de Isleta y Sandia Pueblos, Keres Pueblos de Laguna y Santa Ana y también otros Pueblos que no existen hoy. Nuevo México tiene 23 tribus y naciones soberanas que incluyen 19 Pueblos, 3 Apache (Fort Sill, Jicarilla y Mescalero) y Navajo o Diné.

 

Pedimos permiso y bendiciones, incluido el reconocimiento de la tierra ocupada y la resistencia de las comunidades indígenas durante siglos. Nosotros (T4B) estamos comprometidos con la descolonización y que la tierra, el aire y el agua de los indígenas vuelvan a estar al cuidado de las comunidades indígenas.

English - Indigenous Land acknowledgement:

Albuquerque and New Mexico are on Indigenous land. Albuquerque is on Tiwa and Keres lands. This includes the current Tiwa Pueblos of Isleta and Sandia Pueblos, Keres Pueblos of Laguna and Santa Ana and also other Pueblos that do not exist today. New Mexico has 23 tribes and sovereign nations including 19 Pueblos, 3 Apache (Fort Sill, Jicarilla and Mescalero) and Navajo or Diné.

 

We ask permission and blessings including recognizing the land taken and the resistance of Indigenous communities for centuries. We (T4B) are committed to decolonization and Indigenous land, air and water being back in the care of Indigenous communities.

Ancestral
Food Stories

Special thanks to Anzia Bennett, Amanda Browne, Luis Colunga, Manuel Lopez, Michelle Otero, Christopher Ramirez, Julisa Rodriguez, Michael Sedillo and others for their support of the Ancestral Food Stories project. 

Funded by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund in Winter and Summer of 2021 T4B worked with Three Sisters Kitchen and others to host the cooking cohort "plus." We collected family food stories and recipes with young men of color. And connected the cohort to promoting mental health and resiliency. The collection of recipe cards was developed by Media Desk to tell the family food stories of Jose, McLight, Hunter, Cian and Alejandro.