RECIPIENTS OF RECENT GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, & FELLOWSHIPS
Elaiza Gallegos, B.A. student at Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. $750 tuition scholarship for first year of college studies. Funded by donations to the Joseph C. Gallegos Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Land Rights Council, San Luis, CO. $1500 to support financial accounting and annual reporting.
Anthony Ortega, Denver, CO. $1000 honorarium for book cover artwork for a book co-sponsored by The Acequia Institute from the U. of Arkansas Press.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. $2000 grant to support travel of Iñupiaq youth from Kivalina, Alaska to present at the annual symposium, Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge.
Guadalupe Valtierra Prieto, Doula, Seattle, WA. $200 honorarium for lecture to CHSTU 101 (The Mexican American Ethnic Heritage Exeprience) class at the University of Washington.
Community Alliance for Global Justice, Seattle, WA. $500 travel grant to support travel of grasssroots farmworker activists to the 11th annual SLEE Dinner (Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere) .
Conejos County Clean Water (CCCW), Antonito, CO. $1000 direct-to-producer grant for a community garden project in Antonito and to promote food sovereignty in Conejos County, Colorado.
Brook Spotted Eagle, Ph.D. Student in Sociocultural Anthropology, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA. $6000 Edwin Sanchez Acequia Fellowship to support drafting of the Declaration of Ek Balam and Voices of Maize project.
Michelle Tellez, Assistant Professor, U. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. $1000 Edwin Sanchez Acequia Fellowship for research on autonomous community building in Maclovio Rojas, Baja California.
David Vasquez, Independent Artist, Kennewick, WA. $1000 commission for one map and one sketch drawing for a book published by the University of Arkansas Press with support from The Acequia Institute.
Ventero Open Press, San Luis, CO. $1000 direct-to-producer grant for continuing support of art instruction and art press access for local youth with ties to acequia farm families.
Dr. Beatriz E. Vera, El Paso, TX. $500 for research on the originary morphology of the CIMMYT maize accessions pertaining to known land races from Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico for possible links to Colorado and New Mexico white flint and flour maize parent lines.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. $1000 co-sponsor grant to support the annual symposium, Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge.
Kirsten Atkins, Crested Butte, CO.$500 grant to support environmental justice communications.
Rocio Evelin Carranza, B.A student, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA. $1000 for a capstone experience internship for the B.A. in the Program in the Environment at UW. Research on county ordinances for regulation of GMO seed.
Ventero Open Press, San Luis, CO.$1000 direct-to-producer grant to support art instruction and art press access for local youth with ties to acequia farm families.