Mapping outside the box

Left to right, Jim Enote, Joe Bryan, and Laura Harjo

Zuni tribal member Jim Enote spent more than 40 years as a steward of cultural and natural resources.

Enote is the CEO of the Colorado Plateau Foundation, which supports regional Native communities to protect water and sacred places. He’s a lifelong farmer, who defines himself as a practitioner of a culture of land use.

Enote is a co-curator of 516 Arts’ current exhibition Counter Mapping. He joins Laura Harjo and Joe Bryan, leading scholars in the field of Indigenous cartography, for the talk “Indigenous Mapping.” The conversation will focus on Indigenous ways of knowing and spacetelling, creating dialogue about different ways of mapping the land.

The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition, which features map-related artworks by 14 local, national, and international artists and art collectives.

The talk is at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, and is free to the public. Register in advance at Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required.

516 Arts, 516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, 505-242-1445,

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