Tessie Naranjo

Tessie Naranjo (Ph.D. University of New Mexico), is an enrolled member of Santa Clara Pueblo. She has served as consultant to museums, language programs, and various agencies engaged in language and cultural preservation. She was Co-Director of the Northern Pueblos Institute from 2005-2010 at the Northern New Mexico College and helped establish the A.A. and B.A. degrees in Pueblo Indian Studies. More recently, she has been working for Pojoaque Pueblo as consultant on the Wia Di Powa or “They Came Back Project”, bringing back home, on long term loan, one hundred Tewa ancestral pots from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.