La Canoa Legacy Talks - Acequia Resolanas: Mutuality, Social Praxis and the New Mexico Acequia Movement in the New Millennia
This lecture was part of the La Canoa lecture series, presented by UNM's Center for Regional Studies and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Dr. David García presents a discussion about the role Resolana plays within New Mexico acequia communities. In the last decade, Resolana has functioned as a traditional gathering space, a place of governance, and as an emergent metaphor for social organizing. This talk details how the Resolana is being used by the New Mexico Acequia Association as a central theory which functions as a mode of engagement from acequia canals to the halls of state legislature. Building on the work of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, a 1970s organization based in Embudo, New Mexico, this mode of engagement has continued on as a form of movementbuilding. The creation of La Escuelita de Las Acequias, within the New Mexico Acequia Association, demonstrates this. In addition, Dr. García will discuss the significance of language performance and space within the resolana and the significant role the resolana plays as a customary infrastructure for the local ethnopoetics of acequia governance in New Mexico.
Garcia, David F.. "La Canoa Legacy Talks - Acequia Resolanas: Mutuality, Social Praxis and the New Mexico Acequia Movement in the New Millennia." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/crs_presentations/13
Dr. David García was a Visiting Scholar at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies as well as a part-time instructor in the Department of Chicana/Chicano Studies at UNM. Dr. García received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.