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Carved wood, paint and fiber cats by Felipe Benito Archuleta, top row, and a smaller bobcat by Ron Archuleta Rodriguez are in the exhibit "Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico" at the Museum of International Folk Art. (Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art)

On exhibit

With a number of new exhibits at Albuquerque and Santa Fe museums, the world seems to have come closer, within easy reach of residents and visitors.

White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers from north central Arizona perform outside the Pit on Saturday. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Native pride

Gathering of Nations draws hundreds of tribes

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility is adding full automated meter reading devices to Albuquerque Homes. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Invasion of the water pods

New meters have tiny antennas and allow users to monitor their water usage

Southwest Airlines has been the dominant carrier at the Albuquerque International Sunport for decades. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

ABQ Sunport braces for impact

Officials expect a “significant” blow next year when Southwest – which represents about 60 percent of Sunport traffic – will be free to bypass New Mexico when heading to bigger population centers in the Western U.S.

Maringi Ngata-Campbell, second from right, holds her cousin, 7-year-old Takiri Mai Te Ata Reweti, as she and other Te Awaroa o Kahu people from Tauranga Moana, New Zealand, participate in Saturday’s Gathering of Nations Powwow. The girl displays a traditional dance facial expression. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Joining as one people

The dancers’ bodies moved with a spirited energy – hands slapping thighs and feet stamping the floor, accompanied by loud… more »

Zack Morris of McLoud, Okla., a member of the Sac and Fox nation, is shown at the 2011 Gathering of Nations Powwow. (Journal file)

Native pride

The Gathering of Nations brings together the world’s largest group of Native American and indigenous people each year. And in… more »