Former Lt. Gov of Tesuque Pueblo To Speak, Perform Traditional Native American Music at Mount Union

April 07, 2010

Anthony Dorame, former Lt. Governor of the Tesuque Pueblo, will present a convocation on Thursday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mount Union Theatre and a guest recital that evening at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.


The Tesuque (Te-tsu-geh) Pueblo is located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and is one of the most traditional of all Tewa speaking pueblos. The Tesuque is one of the smallest pueblos, with a population of 400. It has successfully preserved its traditional religious ceremonies, native language and ways of life for centuries.
Dorame is the owner of an environmental consulting business. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology, a master's degree in public administration and is working on his PH.D. in environmental ethics. He is an artist, having won awards in the Northern Pueblo Art Show. Dorame has authored a children's book and has had many articles published. He was a contributing writer to "Here, Now and Always," a book published by University of New Mexico Press.
Dorame has been involved with the development of a wellness center at the Pueblo, designed to integrate all generations through wellness, education and culture. He has also been involved with developing a youth program at the Pueblo.
Dorame will be speaking as well as performing traditional Native American music at the evening recital. He will also be speaking to several classes while on the Mount Union campus.
A group of Mount Union students and faculty traveled to the Tesuque Pueblo last spring, allowing individuals from both cultures to share different viewpoints and opinions. Groups from Mount Union have been traveling to New Mexico for several years. In addition to providing a "cultural exchange, the students participate in service work on the Pueblo.
The convocation and recital are free and open to the public.

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