Summer 2010: Video Now Online: Celebrando las Acequias_2010: Past, Present, and Future

January 4, 2011

The Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University is pleased to announce that the Celebrando las Acequias_2010 archival documentation is now online! The Celebrando, a free two-day symposium held in Dixon, New Mexico in June 2010, was organized by acequia mayordomo, farmer, writer, historian, and community leader Juan Estevan Arellano. The Celebrando brought together a wide array of perspectives on the role of water, land, and food in shaping cultural identity. The Celebrando also honored leaders in the local acequia community and featured native cuisine and music of the Embudo Valley. In a region where water crosses all jurisdictional and disciplinary boundaries, the Celebrando offered historical, cultural, ecological, political and design perspectives on the challenges facing a changing acequia landscape. For complete documentation of the event, please go to: ALI_Celebrando_2010