Pueblo seeks respect for zia symbol

Pueblo seeks respect for zia symbol

There are 7 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Oct 30, 2007, titled Pueblo seeks respect for zia symbol. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

ALBUQUERQUE a ' In the Santa Fe phone book, an advertisement for dentist Lawrence Larragoite shows the zia symbol rising above molar teeth.

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Lynns Daughter

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 29, 2009
I don't see how this is any more sacred that a cross, or the fish, and those symbols are everywhere. Just my two cents.
Lawrence Medina

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 May 17, 2009
Lynns Daughter wrote:
I don't see how this is any more sacred that a cross, or the fish, and those symbols are everywhere. Just my two cents.
I am from Zia Pueblo and it is very sacred. It is equivalent to the cross or the Star of David. But I understand your point of view. This symbol wasn't in the position it is now were it not for the lawyer who represent the trible who I might add are not for Zia Pueblo. It is my understanding that this symbol is shared with differnet Pueblo Indians and wasn't much of an issue until one of the lawyers for the tribel decided they could make some money off of it. But it is very sacred. Pueblo Indians live a life of religion every day, every minute, every second. Far more religious than the people I live with in the city of Albuquerque.
JustAThought

Santa Fe, NM

#3 May 17, 2009
article said wrote:
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Catholics would likely be up in arms if, for example, a portable toilet company used an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in an advertisement on the side of a portable toilet, Lucero said. "That's what we're trying to get at that it's the equivalent," he said.
Members of Mexican gangs and drug cartels tattoo the of Our Lady of Guadalupe on themselves for protection. I've also seen the image on jackets of motorcycle gangs. And yet, you will not see the Catholic Church trying to trademark it.

Alot of the images in the ancient petroglyphs are also used in logos and advertisements and are considered in the public domain.

I do get the perspective of the Zia Pueblo, but the like the cross and the star of david, isn't the zia symbol is a part of the public domain as well?

Since: Apr 09

Santa Fe

#4 May 18, 2009
Lawrence Medina wrote:
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I am from Zia Pueblo and it is very sacred. Pueblo Indians live a life of religion every day, every minute, every second. Far more religious than the people I live with in the city of Albuquerque.
Right--LOL!

“Get Drunk; Find a Gun.”

Since: Oct 08

Pripyat, Ukraine

#5 May 18, 2009
Right, They want re$pect.

More re$pect to support drinking on the pueblo.
Red-white-blue

Lubbock, TX

#6 Apr 27, 2010
Hell any native american indian has my utmost respect! Now take your country back damn it, you bad **** wariors - you are the true Americans!!
Markus Andras wrote:
Right, They want re$pect.
More re$pect to support drinking on the pueblo.

Since: Apr 10

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Apr 27, 2010
I'm sure the banner ads change, but I find it quite funny that while I'm reading this story, there's an ad for John Sanchez for Lt. Gov. dominated by the Zia symbol.

Symbols are analogous to words, they're only meaningful or offensive if you allow them to be. However sacred this symbol might be, it's a circle and a few lines (8 or 16 depending on perspective). I don't see the problem. We have freedom of expression and freedom of religion. We don't have freedom from be offended. I imagine our forefathers were smart enough to understand that one can only be offended if he allows the "offender" to be "offensive."

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