Indian Pueblo Cultural Center receives $20,000 grant for Native makerspace
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is pleased to announce that it has received a $20,000 grant from New Mexico Gas Company to fund the planning stage of a Native American makerspace and incubator to be built on IPCC grounds. The planning stage includes a feasibility and business plan, site development plans, architectural renderings, and community project sessions.
This new initiative is part of the Indian Pueblo Opportunity Center, an inclusive, collaborative space where Native Americans and other community members interested in starting businesses in the areas of agriculture, food-based production, and other creative industries including Native jewelry and pottery, can have access to tools, acquire skills, further knowledge, and receive support and training from local experts.
“We believe the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is in a unique position to provide Native Americans the opportunity to gain training, experience, and increased employment opportunities,” says Mike Canfield, IPCC President and CEO. “Being the Gateway to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico for our visitors, we feel we can also serve as the gateway to opportunity for Pueblo people and other Native American communities through business creation and growth.”
About the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The IPCC’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understand by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages, and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine.