Santa Fe Indian Market financial state questioned

May 12, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe’s biggest tourist draw is also drawing concerns about its current financial state, the New Mexican reported ( Saturday.

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), which sponsors the market every August, shortened employees’ work-weeks and reduced benefits this year. Factoring in recent staff resignations, some have been speculating about the financing of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.

Three key workers, including chief operating officer John Torrez Nez, resigned and recently announced their own arts market taking place the same weekend.

Still, some business owners said they question why the organization has not reached out for contributions with all the budget cuts going on.

Bronwyn Fox-Bern, a gallery owner and a Login to read more

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