Once again, the President has distilled Native Americans down to a single name - 'Pocahontas' - and all to score political points at a ceremony to honor Navajo Code Talkers.
November is Native American Heritage month, and a good time to honor the legacy of our ancestors, but every day we should stop to think about our country’s beginning and that the United States would not exist if not for a great deal of sacrifice, blood, and tears by Indian Tribes across the country.
This week, Deb Haaland, Democratic Candidate for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, is participating in the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Convention & Marketplace to connect with Native communities nationwide and build support for her campaign.
New Mexico and Native people everywhere need and deserve Deb Haaland in Congress. She is a champion for our environment, and is deeply grounded in her Native roots and identity. She puts the people first.
"...Debra Haaland and her staff understand the importance of a good working relationship between the United States of America and Taos Pueblo and can be counted on to support and address issues affecting Taos Pueblo and other Indian Nations..."
Chapter is first organization of voters in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District to endorse a candidate.
We need to continue growing Native American representation in Congress so that our interests are not just represented, but championed as decisions are made that impact the health and well-being of our people.
We must be welcoming to those who flee their country because of violence and abject poverty in hopes of a better future -- that’s who we are as Americans.
When we think about healthcare today, we think about things like markets, benefits, and subsidies. All of these things matter, but they’re only small pieces of the puzzle when it comes to healthcare.
Something a bit historic is happening in the early going in the Dem race for Congress.