Marian Naranjo


Marian is the Founder and Director of Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), a community-based organization located at Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. She has been involved with environmental/health issues of concern for over thirty years, as Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is located within her ancestral homelands, a place that is Sacred to Pueblo People. She finds balance by working on cultural preservation/reclamation projects within the Santa Clara Pueblo and surrounding villages. She is a mother of four and grandmother of nine, and life time traditional potter. She comes from the well-known Naranjo family of Santa Clara potters.


  1. Honor Our Pueblo Existence H.O.P.E.

    H.O.P.E. is a nonprofit organization based at Santa Clara Pueblo New Mexico. We focus on environmental health issues as well as cultural preservation and rec…

    Sustainability, Social Justice, Earth-Based Spirituality
  2. How We Go Home

    How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing endeavors to protect Native land and life.

    Social Justice, Sustainability

    The “Kwi-tewha” or women’s ceremonial house is a place for preparing food as well as a place to gather as women. To continue as a healthy pueblo community ol…

    Sustainability, Social Justice
  4. New Mexico Food and Seed Sovereignty Alliance

    A program to revive and protect our native seeds, crops, heritage fruits, animals, wild plants, traditions, and knowledge of our indigenous, land and acequia…

    Sustainability, Social Justice
  5. Tewa Language Project

    A project for the people of the Santa Clara Pueblo to increase fluency in the Tewa language. The language enhances connection to and understanding of the wis…

    Social Justice
  6. Communities for Clean Water

    Communities for Clean Water is a coalition of organizations Protecting community waters impacted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Sustainability, Social Justice
  7. The Shadow On the Hill

    A short public educational documentary raising awareness about the public health issues caused by Los Alamos National Laboratory where the first atomic bomb …

    Social Justice, Sustainability
  8. Nuclear Issues

    Honor Our Pueblo Existence has been directly involved with nuclear issues of concern to the Pueblos since 1998.



  1. Sustainability

    Advocacy & Activism, Conservation, Corporate Responsibility, Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Public Policy, Restoration
  2. Social Justice

    Education, Civic Engagement, Policy Advocacy, Research, Social Entrepreneurship, Programs & Services
    Environmental Justice, Racial Justice
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