TAOS PUEBLO DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED AT UNM- TAOS
TAOS, NM – On April 22, 2014, a day designated by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day, UNM-Taos hosted a tour, reception, screening and award ceremony to honor seven eighth-grade students from the Taos Pueblo Day School. The students participated in a public service announcement that was aired at the United Nations on May 20, 2014.
The project was co-produced by UNM-Taos and the non-profit organization, Native Children’s Survival, founded by local Native recording artist and filmmaker, Robby Romero.
The PSA, titled “We are the Seventh Generation,” is a video message containing the thoughts and aspirations of Indigenous children regarding the future of mother earth. It debuted at an event titled, “Celebrating and Commemorating the Rights of Mother Earth for the Seventh Generation: Sharing our Vision of the Past, Present and Future Generations” at the twelfth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
UNM-Taos hosted the students, teachers, family members and tribal representatives for a tour of its solar-powered campus and presented certificates of recognition to the Taos Pueblo students. Pictured above from left, are Miguel Pemberton, Morgan Thompson, producer/director Robby Romero, Alaura Lujan, Mikhala Murphy Clah and Bianca Concha.