Mother & Daughter Trip
The Land of Enchantment
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 6th to 9th, 2018
Telling Our Stories: Honoring Pueblo Women
Stay with us at Hotel Chaco
The ancient Pueblo culture of Chaco Canyon influences the ambiance of a state-of- the-art Albuquerque resort that connects all guests and visitors on a journey of discovery. The ancient and the modern converge at Hotel Chaco.
Award-winning interior designer Kris Lajeskie conceived Hotel Chaco’s interiors using subdued hues inspired by the natural wool variations employed by Navajo weavers. The hotel’s interiors juxtapose ancestral references with contemporary materials, furnishings and original artwork.
"My mission is to evoke the spirit of Chaco through the use of coloration and materiality in the interiors,” shares Lajeskie. “In particular, we sought out Native artisans who were inspired to connect with their ancestry. From the moment you enter, your senses will be activated and you will know you are in a very special place.”
To prepare for our visit to the Laguna Reservation, we have partnered with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. IPCC has prepared a day of programming so that we can immerse ourselves in the Pueblo culture with respect and insight.
Frybread cooking class
There are few foods as humble and gratifying as fresh, warm frybread. In this class every participant will follow the process from scratch – mixing dough, frying it to perfection, and enjoying the final product with sweet or savory toppings.
Lunch at Pueblo Harvest Cafe
Storytellers, in many Native cultures, carry lessons across generational lines. The women who tell these stories preserve traditional customs and confront contemporary problems. In this discussion we will focus on the significance of women and female saints on the reservation.
Flamenco Show & Tapas
New Mexico’s rich culture emerges first from the Native people who lived in the area for thousands of years before the invasion of the Spanish. We will focus on the positive influences of the Spaniards by celebrating a night out at the National Institute of Flamenco.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day & Harvest Celebration on the Laguna Pueblo
When the Spanish came to New Mexico in the 1500s, they brought with them their Roman Catholic religion. Missionaries traveled to this new territory to bring their faith to the Native American peoples living there, converting many. However, Native beliefs and customs persevered and became intertwined with those brought by the Spanish colonists.
Today, feast days are as much a celebration of ancient Native American traditions and heritage as they are commemorations of Catholic saints. Feast days include traditional dances, cultural activities, food, and arts and crafts. Each dance tells a different story and serves a unique purpose. Every dance is considered a prayer, not a performance, and as such, outsiders are privileged to observe them. Drums beat with an insistent cadence, and the air is filled with the fragrance of piñon smoke.
- 3 Night Stay (King or Queen) at Hotel Chaco and all resort fees and taxes
- Transportation to & from IPCC (tip included)
- All Programming at IPCC & Lunch (tip included for lunch)
- Transportation to/from Laguna Pueblo (tip included)
- VIP tickets to Flamenco Show (Tapas & drinks not included)
Thursday, September 6th
Arrive into ABQ, make your way to Hotel Chaco
Friday, September 7th
IPCC Programming & Lunch
Free time to explore Old Town (walking distance from hotel)
Flamenco Show & Tapas Dinner
Saturday, September 8th
Casual dinner at Chaco rooftop restaurant or your choice
Sunday, September 9th
Activities on your own
Depart for home
$1,100 - for 2 people,
- $250 deposit due now to reserve your spot. Only 10 Mother + Daughter Teams available
- $850 August 10th
$250 - Give or Get Donation to St. Joseph Mission School on Laguna Reservation.
- Due August 31st