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The goal of the CHART project (2021-2022) is to foster mutual understanding of values shared by individuals, organizations, and groups of diverse backgrounds in the city and county of Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh, New

Mexico. Ultimately, citizens who participate in the CHART process

will recommend forward-looking solutions to historic problems.


This is the beginning of an ongoing effort to learn and understand our complex histories and stories, and to promote truth, healing, and reconciliation for the Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh community.


CHART will unfold over 12 months of community engagement which will

include smaller and larger community gatherings,interviews, surveys,

a cultural history series, art activations, and an evaluation and a

recommendation process. Because truth,healing and reconciliation

is, by necessity, a continual, years-long process, CHART will build

on past and existing initiatives to nurture a strong foundation

for continuing work.

Our community participants will be Santa Feans of all backgrounds, ages,

races, ethnicities, and economic realities—meeting, talking, sharing

their stories, and creating together.  Our outreach efforts will

emphasize those who have not had the opportunity to

engage, historically, in arts and culture initiatives.

As Artful Life launches the CHART (Culture, History, Art, Reconciliation,

Truth) project in Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh, we invite residents of the city

and county to join us in this collective undertaking.


We are deeply influenced by previous

and ongoing efforts toward reconciliation by a wide range of

organizations and initiatives.  We also understand that this endeavor

is years-long and does not begin nor end with CHART.


We are especially inspired by thewords of the historic September 2018 city proclamation that resulted from one year of conversations between

the All Pueblo Council of Governors, Archdiocese of Santa Fe,

the Caballeros de Vargas, and the Santa Fe Fiesta Council.