Native Lands & the Continental Divide Trail Landscape

CDTC acknowledges our responsibility to combat the erasure of Indigenous histories and presence in the work that we do along the Continental Divide Trail, as well as acknowledge and amplify the past and contemporary contributions and leadership of Indigenous people and Tribal Sovereigns in conservation and public lands management.  

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Northern New Mexico near El Malpais National Monument

Cultural Landscape Training Path Tool

Build respect for the land and engagement with Indigenous communities. This story map is a tool for Federal and State Employees, NGOs, and local communities.


Connection to the Land: Episode 1

Listen to the voices of the Pueblos, Tribes, and First Nation Elders about their relationship to Mother Earth, and learn about Indigenous stewardship.


New Mexico Youth Hikes

CDTC-organized hikes to educate youth about the significance of language in connection to the land, their culture, and their religious values.

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Frontera a Frontera

CDTC and the Hispanic Access Foundation  have partnered to celebrate the stories of the Latino community from border to border, or Frontera A Frontera.

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Joe Saenz of Wolfhorse Outfitters leads a hike near Silver City, New Mexico.

6 Driving Principles for Improving Engagement and Equity for Projects Conducted on Ancestral Land*

  • Explore Indigenous Media
  • Acknowledge Administrative Histories
  • Understand that Tone and Setting Matter
  • Support Sovereignty
  • Diversify Points of Engagement
  • Honor Expertise of Indigenous Partners

Based on research from the *Cultural Landscape Training Path

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We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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