Honor Our Pueblo Existence H.O.P.E in collaboration with Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute built the “Kwi-tewha” or Women’s Ceremonial House. The building is blessed and is a place for preparing food as well as a place to gather as women. To continue as a healthy pueblo community old traditional ways must be brought back to the community. The women’s ceremonies that take place within the Kwi-tewha will ground and bring order to their spiritual lifeways. Passing on this traditional knowledge is essential for Tewa women; and the Kwi-tewha is central to this endeavor.
Marian Naranjo founder and director of HOPE discussing how the Women’s Ceremonial House came to be and the purpose it will serve within the community.