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ISAPD: In the Realm of Indigenous Architecture | The Albuquerque Indian Boarding School

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Wa-Di Housing Development – Santo Domingo Pueblo, AOS Architects. Image by Minesh Bacrania.

October 18, 2022

The Albuquerque Indian Boarding School

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Following on last week’s talk on Federal Indian Boarding School, Dr. Ted Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), will present the story of an anomaly Indian Boarding School: the Albuquerque Indian School (AIS). Jojola will examine how the AIS students’ tribal communities were able to exercise their agency, influencing everything from classroom curriculum to school functions. AIS serves as an example of how communities ultimately mitigated the schools’ assimilation efforts and assured the cultural, social, and economic survival of their people.


Ted Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), Director, Indigenous Design and Planning Institute, and Distinguished + Regents’ Professor, University of New Mexico