The Pueblo of Nambe, one the Tewa-speaking tribes in northern New Mexico, was settled in the earlier part of the 14th century and has been historically known for its strong agriculture, traditional textiles, and pottery production. Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 20 miles north of Santa Fe, the Pueblo is almost completely surrounded by non-Indian towns, most of which are Hispanic, and is home to approximately 1,100 members. The Pueblo encompasses nearly 20,000 acres consisting of towering cottonwoods, juniper, scrub oak and an occasional outcropping of sandstone. The Rio Nambe, whose headwaters begin high in the mountains, 5 miles to the east of the reservation boundary, flows through the Pueblo and eventually feeds into the Rio Grande.
The Pueblo of Nambe is an Indian Tribe organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C). The Pueblo of Nambe (“Nanbe O-Ween-Ge”) is a self-governing sovereign Indian Tribe duly recognized by the federal government; and in the exercise of its Tribal sovereignty, remains organized in accordance with Pueblo tradition; and continues to make progress toward self-sufficiency through community based projects that strengthen our governance of local resources and ability to exercise control and decision-making over our resources; the Pueblo of Nambé seeks to strengthen our internal capacity and infrastructure for services provided to our community members, children and families; and to have cultural mentors, families and community engaged in ownership of planning and taking action to resolve their own concerns regarding the safety and healing of their love ones.