Cultural Expressions

DEFINITION: A way of life. World views which includes but not limited to values, practices, perspectives, language, beliefs, cultural knowledge, and self-identity. Individuals and communities demonstrate their identity and way of life.

Guiding Questions:

  1. What are some important aspects of culture for specific Native Nations and how it is reflected in culture expressions, values, beliefs, and identity?
  2. In what ways have culture expressions of Native Nations in New Mexico changed over time?
  3. What are some specific/significant events in New Mexico history resulted in cultural expressions and changes to Native Nations?
  4. How have individuals or specific Native Nations responded to changes in cultural beliefs, rituals, or ways?

Connections to Understandings

  1. Understandings of land
  2. Complexity of Identity
  3. Power/hegemony
  4. Empowerment/Agency/Resistance