Thursday, June 17, 2004
"I was serving my tribe before serving my tribe was cool": Gov. of the Zia Pueblo on a guided tour this morning. The tour started at the oldest church in the United States--a modest one-room Catholic adobe put up around 1660. From the church, we walked a few hundred yards to the plaza where the Gov. challenged the athletes to a traditional foot-race across the plaza. Only about seven of the athletes competed (and none of them were basketball folks), but the Gov. put on a good show, finishing in the top three, and with cowboy boots on.
I'm on the coat-delivery crew in the (early) morning. An organization out of Pa.--Operation Warm--is here. They distribute something like 50,000 coats each year to young people. So before the camp sessions tomorrow, six of us are off to the Santa Ana Pueblo.