Who we are

Nuestras Raíces translates to “Our Roots”

Many of our members families have been in the Flagstaff area for approximately 100 years.  Some of us can trace back our family roots to the Nahuatl speaking tribes of Mexico, some from the Mayan tribes.  We can also trace our ancestory to the Spaniards, the French, the Germans, and from other European origins. We helped build Flagstaff, we were the lumberjacks, we worked at the sawmills, we were the gandy dancers and laborers of the railroad, we worked at the Army Depot and were the first sheep herders in the area. Our families have served in the military to include every war since WWI.  We lived at Los Chantes, Plaza Vieja, Plaza Nueva, Southside, Sunnyside, Calaveras and los campos of the railroads throughout Northern Arizona.

The binding element for our group is the love of our traditions left for us by our ancestory.

Mission Statement

Flagstaff  Nuestras Raíces

 Dedicated to promoting Hispanic culture and history through events, gatherings, the performing and visual arts. To further this purpose the Flagstaff Nuestras Raices draw’s on the Arizona Hispanic family stories, history, traditions and talents as tools for cultural transmission.

Board Members: 

Lydia Anaya — Flagstaff — 2020-2021 President — president@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

Delia Munoz — Flagstaff — Immediate Past President

Frank X. Moraga — Flagstaff — 2020-2021 Vice President & Communications — info@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

Becca Ceballos-DeLap — Flagstaff — Treasurer — treasurer@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

Dolores Cordova — Cottonwood — Secretary

Active Members: 

Julia Canizales — Flagstaff

Lisca Sanchez — Flagstaff

Anamaria Ortiz — Flagstaff

Juan Carlo Ortiz — Flagstaff

Loretta Velasco — Flagstaff

Supporting Members: 

Shelly Breunig — Flagstaff

Dolores Ceballos — Flagstaff

Armando Gonzalez — Phoenix

Jessyka Lanks — Phoenix

Theresa Munoz — Camp Verde

Darlene Ryan — Flagstaff


Christina Anaya — Past President (In Remembrance)


(Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization)

For membership information, contact Lydia Anaya at president@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

For more information contact: Delia Munoz 928-380-0380 or 928-523-6840

For website or other communications information, contact Frank X. Moraga at info@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

All photos, artwork are property of Nuestras Raices unless otherwise noted.

Permission requests can be made to:

Email — president@flagstaffnuestrasraices.org

P.O. Box 1294, Flagstaff, AZ 86002

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