About Us

The Ó kay ón Program started in 2014 when the Nambé Pueblo Healthy Family Services Department received a Native Connections Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant program aims to reduce suicidal behavior and substance use and promote mental health among Nambé Pueblo youth, up to and including the age of 24. When looking at the future of the program it was decided the program needed a name that reflected our traditional Tewa language and our resilient youth. Thus we came up with the Be Strong Program, and with the help of the Tewa Language Program we were able to get the translation of Ó kay ón.  The Ó kay ón Program staff consists of the Program Coordinator, Ray Povijua of Ohkay Owingeh and the Cultural Mentor, Loren Musgrave of Nambe Pueblo.

Contact Us

Ray Povijua, Program Coordinator


(505) 455-5591


Loren Musgrave, Cultural Mentor


(505) 455-5594