Katherine Augustine grew up on the Laguna Pueblo, located just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 1930's and was raised by a beloved grandmother. In two parts, Augustine shares her personal stories of growing up and shares her collection of writings which span over thirty year. Stories about her life and observations of growing up at Laguna Pueblo, along with articles on current events, for several publications; these included the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center newsletter Pueblo Horizons, a column for the now defunct evening newspaper the Albuquerque Tribune, articles for the Albuquerque Laguna Colony Newsletter, and Round the Roundhouse, the New Mexico State Employees newsletter.
Photographs in the first section are from Katherine's family album, while images illustrating stories from Laguna Pueblo are derived from photographs of prehistoric art in the collection of Paul R. Secord. Augustine has won numerous service awards, served on numerous community boards, and has been and is a volunteer for a variety of community organizations, including the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
About the Artist
Katherine was born and raised on Laguna Pueblo, has traveled many places around the world as a Nurse Educator and People to People Citizen Ambassador. Retiring from nursing after 43 years, she became a writer, co-author of children’s book and wrote for the Albuquerque Tribune for 11 years. An advocate for diversity groups and health, she serves on the Human Rights and Senior Arts Boards as well as the Indian Diabetes Education Program. Numerous honors include the Human Rights Award, Nursing Legend, Senior Hall of Fame and Native Woman of the Year.