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First Nations Development Institute's

35th Anniversary Southwest Tour

September 13-18, 2015




Local experts and community leaders will personally escort you on a special journey to experience the spirit of Indian Country as they share their work related to sustainable farming initiatives, leadership development, and language and cultural revitalization efforts.  Learn more about the innovative solutions created at the grassroots level to address the health,

economic and other challenges tribal communities are facing that result in real and lasting change.

Visit the American Indian Pueblos of Cochiti, Nambé, and Pojoaque plus many other innovative projects. Meet the people who are working to inspire, educate, and continue the rich cultures and traditions of the indigenous people of the Southwest.


You'll see first-hand how First Nations is supporting homegrown solutions to community needs.

Tour Highlights


  • Have an up-close encounter with buffalo at the Pojoaque Pueblo Bison Farm.
  • Learn how the Keres Children's Learning Center (Cochiti Pueblo) is reclaiming education for their community, and observe children learning and speaking in their native Keres language.
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a renowned Cochiti artist.
  • Learn about Nambé Pueblo's Community Farm and their efforts to revitalize indigenous crops.
  • Meet the young women of the Brave Girls Leadership Program at Santa Fe Indian School.
  • For a detailed day-by-day itinerary visit

Learn more and register at



Buffalo Thunder Resort
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(505) 455-5555


Please book your flight to and from either Santa Fe or Albuquerque, New Mexico as soon as possible. Plan to arrive on Sunday, Sept. 13th by 2 p.m. Please plan to depart on Friday, Sept. 18th (Hotel check-out time is at noon).  If you would like to arrive prior to the trip, or extend your stay, we would be happy to suggest accommodations or activities.


Just 15 minutes north of Santa Fe, Buffalo Thunder commands spectacular views of the breathtaking, high-desert scenery of the Pojoaque valley and serves as your gateway to the extraordinary world of northern New Mexico. Enjoy easy access to skiing, hiking, and fascinating cultural events.




For questions, contact Jona Charette at (303) 774-7836, ext. 221 or email to

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