The community in the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute is made up of fun, motivated, and passionate students, faculty, staff, and communities across and beyond UNM campus! Typically, we will celebrate birthdays and accomplishments of individuals with food that is prepared with love in each of our homes. We love to bring folks together so that they can get to know each other over food. During our festivities we love to share jokes and personal stories, we build each other because the work we are preparing for will require us to be strong, compassionate, and hardworking in our communities as Indigenous Planners and Indigenous Designers.