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A New Native American Village Based on Tradition Helps a Tribe Reclaim Its Sustainable Roots


Green Lifestyle  (tags: affordable housing, native american, new mexico, ohkay owingeh, pueblo, smart growth, sustainable communities, tsigo bugeh )

Judy
- 2384 days ago - switchboard.nrdc.org
"This is the first tribally driven planned housing development on the reservation since the creation of the traditional housing constructed over 400 years ago, and it is the only rental housing on the pueblo..."



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Sheryl G (360)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 6:30 am
Wonderful article and very uplifting. It makes my heart happy.
 

Carmen S (611)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 12:15 pm
thanks Judy for this great article, glad to see these
 

Toni C (508)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 5:10 pm
Noted and thanks for the great article, Judy... utterly awesome! How wonderful. This is how it should be...
 

William K (308)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 6:56 pm
How cool.
 

Judy C (90)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 8:24 pm
I like to post a "good news" story sometimes. This is one of the better ones I've seen in some time!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 10:42 pm
Okay Owingeh is a pueblo ten to fifteen miles north of my own home. I also moved into a community (designed by Ricardo Legaretta) in which a percentage of homes is set aside for lower income earners, as ins the case since a law was passed that this is a condition that must be met with any development of housing. This particular cluster of units is not very green, however, that Legaretta designed, and, if we are off the grid, there are no fireplaces or wood burning stoves to rely upon here! Solar is talked of for implementing in the pool only. Lights are on all night long, hundreds upon hundreds of them for effect, to light up the architectural exteriors. Not healthy for humans, as darkness activates tumor-fighting and disease-fighting melatonin, and light inhibits the release of this. I wish I could live in an actual pueblo, or where the night sky is not polluted by light.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday February 9, 2012, 10:44 pm
This is an interesting alternative to the individual boxes we all seem to desire. Sometimes looking back might give us a vision of looking forward.
 

Kim Crumpler (26)
Friday February 10, 2012, 9:16 am
Awesome thank you for the story.
 

Robert O (12)
Friday February 10, 2012, 9:44 pm
Very nice, thanks Judy.
 

Anne F (17)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 10:16 am
Glad to see great windows, hope there is solar heating and power generation (soon?). Thanks
 

. (0)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 11:51 am
Really interesting. Thanks for the article.
 
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