¡Que Vivan las Acequias! #28 – Development Threatens Taos Valley Acequias

Episode 28 of ¡Que Vivan las Acequias! – produced by Miguel Santistevan of the NMAA in collaboration with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org). Made possible with a grant from the Panta Rhea Foundation.

This show features a conversation with two parciantes and a mayordomo of three Taos acequias: Patricia Quintana of the Don Fernando Acequia Sur, Gene Sanchez of the Acequia Sanchez, and Dave Rael, mayordomo of the Spring Ditch. In this conversation we discuss some threats that the Taos acequias are facing with regard to development and politics.

Special thanks to Cipriano Vigil for our theme music and Quinto Sol for this month’s musical selection.

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One Response to “¡Que Vivan las Acequias! #28 – Development Threatens Taos Valley Acequias”

  1. Pauline Debasa
    18. Feb, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    Thank you for your excellent presentation on the encrouchment and damage of the New Mexico acequias by the developers and elected officials.

    It would be educational for everyone to know the names of those elected officials that have conspired with the developers. For instance, would it be possible to post signs with their names along roads and on private properties so their names stay in the minds of the citizens when new elections come up? Somehow, we never seem to know who voted for what when the elections come around.

    Good luck in your good work.