Michael Miller

Michael Miller

I grew up in Santa Fe in the 1950's and 60's.  I graduated from St. Mikes's in 1967. I served as Director of the New Mexico Records Center and Archives, Director of the Center for Southwest Research, UNM, and retired as Director of Research and Literary Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.  Today, I am involved in the preservation of New Mexico's environment and cultural heritage. I volunteer for a number of organizations and I am particularly interested in working with young people.  I believe that the traditional values of NM and the rich heritage passed on by our ancestors is one of the most important ways to reach out to our young people and help eliminate many of the social, economic, environmental, and political problems created in the 21st century.  Family values, culture, tradition, respect for the Earth, spirituality, preservation of our natural resources and traditional knowledge must be passed on to the next generation to help them cope with the world today.  I believe that it is the responsibility of every adult to mentor and nourish the minds of the young.  I enjoy flyfishing, bow hunting, farming, and the wonders of nature. Bibliography of published work is available on request. 

Monday, 16 January 2017 15:14

Introducing "El Vecino"

Introducing Eddie Campos aka "El Vecino". Eddie is a farmer from the El Rito/Ojo Caliente area. He provides generational knowledge that has been passed down for decades in the Rio Arriba. He learned these agricultural techniques from his father and grandfather and is now teaching them to his grandson. He is a friend and colleague who shares agricultural knowledge with his community. We exchange seeds and "farming tips" and learn from each other. He is an excellent farmer and is well known in the community.  Eddie and I write a monthly column for the Rio Grande Sun in Espanola. His column is called "El Vecino."  My column  is called Tradiciones y Historias. Thank you Eddie for all the knowledge you have shared over the years.   

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 19:43

Los Tesoros, Chimayo, 2016

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