UNM IDPI Community Plan
Are you interested to see a possible vision of Zuni Pueblo’s future? Want to know what the business climate of Zuni is like? Take a look at the Zuni Pueblo MainStreet Community Plan prepared by the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi) at the University of New Mexico. (2014)
If you’re interested in various types of demographic information, then take a look at the Community Assessment prepared by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of New Mexico. It covers such information as economic trends and challenges unique to Zuni Pueblo. (June 2014)
VBOC on the Rez
In partnership with the Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) and the Zuni Veterans organization, Zuni Pueblo MainStreet co-hosted the first-ever “VBOC on the Rez” event in Zuni on November 15th, 2016. This was a free Business Counseling seminar for Zuni veterans who are interested in business and those supporting the business development of Zuni. Guest speakers included Andres Quam (Chu-Chu’s Restaurant) who shared his business success story. Also featured was special guest Kelly Zunie, Cabinet Secretary for the NM Department of Indian Affairs. Other guests included Rich Coffel (VBOC), Russell Pedro (American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico), Kenneth Adair (VSO), and Cynthia Jarvison (SBDC-Gallup).
Narrated by Duane Chimoni, this video goes through and illustrates a few of the possible ideas for redesigning the Pia Mesa/Highway 53 Four-Way intersection. The Four-Way is one of Zuni Pueblo’s busiest intersections, and has given rise to concerns of driver and pedestrian safety as well as wayfinding and beautification issues.
ArtPlace America – Revitalizing Zuni Pueblo MainStreet
The UNM School of Architecture and Planning is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $225,000 in Zuni Pueblo in an effort to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. Zuni Pueblo MainStreet chose the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi) to assist them with this effort, and the success of this program has garnered national recognition. iD+Pi’s partners are Zuni Pueblo MainStreet, Creative Startups, Zuni Visitor Center, Zuni Public Schools, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and two long-standing Zuni Arts association.
Upcoming projects & partnerships:
- Zuni Keep America Beautiful Program – a NM Clean & Beautiful grant through the NM State Tourism Office that includes funds to establish a Zuni Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Program. The KAB program provides a replicable framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and encourages recycling, promotes grassroots volunteerism, and makes sustainable improvement possible for communities of all sizes. The KAB program will provide Zuni with training, tools and grant monies to determine how the community wants to handle our litter and illegal dumping issues and then effect that long-term change in Zuni.