Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Partners with State Agencies and Community Organizations for Urban Native Vaccination Clinic, Food and PPE Distribution

Approximately 600 People Received their First Dose of the Moderna Vaccine. 

Albuquerque, NM – The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) was pleased to partner with Thornburg Foundation, New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs (DIA), the state Health Department, Native American Fund, MoGro Mobile Grocery, First Nations Community Health Source, the Pueblo Relief Fund, All Pueblo Council of Governors and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women for today’s COVID-19 Drive Through Vaccination & Food Distribution event, which was held the morning of March 20, 2021 on the campus of the IPCC.

The event was organized to provide an opportunity for Native Americans ages 18 years and older who are living in Albuquerque and surrounding areas to receive their vaccination to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Earlier this week, qualifying individuals seeking a vaccination were able to call the DIA to reserve a spot. In addition to administering the Moderna vaccine, food boxes and PPE were distributed with approximately 600 individuals benefiting. Participants in the vaccination clinic will receive their second shot on April 17.

“At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, we are glad to have had the opportunity to be part of this important event, as the health and safety of our Native community is of critical importance to us. We are proud to work with these amazing local partners and host the vaccination clinic on our campus,” stated Mike Canfield, President and CEO of IPCC/IPMI.

About the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The IPCC’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. The Center is temporarily closed due to the pandemic but, under normal circumstances, visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages, and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine. To learn more, please visit: and We update these pages immediately anytime there is a change to the Center’s status and hours.

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