As we launch the CHART (culture, history, art, reconciliation and truth) project in Santa Fe, we invite residents of the city and county to join us in this collective undertaking.

We are deeply influenced by previous and ongoing efforts toward reconciliation by a wide range of organizations and initiatives. We also understand this endeavor is yearslong and does not begin or end with CHART. We are especially guided by the words of the historic September 2018 city proclamation that resulted from one year of conversations between the All Pueblo Council of Governors, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the Caballeros de Vargas, the Santa Fe Fiesta Council and the city of Santa Fe.

These words from the proclamation, as well as the stories and perspectives of Santa Feans, will guide the next 12 months of the CHART process: “We come together to proclaim our love for our city of Ogap’ogeh, La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís, Santa Fe: our people, our languages, our way of life, and this sacred land and its blessings, which we gratefully receive.

Valerie Martínez and Jenice Gharib of Artful Life are co-directors of CHART.

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