Marian Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo
“Indigenous peoples’ reason for being is to be the caretakers of the air, the water, the land, and each other.”
From: How We Go Home
Marian Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, is the founder of Honor Our Pueblo Existence. She shares about the challenges the Pueblo people have had in working to steward their land in the face of threats such as Los Alamos National Laboratory for nuclear testing. She shares her work the last twenty years in documenting and resisting the health and environmental issues that her people and land face as a result of colonial dominance and disregard for their land and existence.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.