Staying home on Easter is our ‘obligation’

April 10, 2020
In The News

Easter weekend is likely to look a lot different in Indian Country this year, with many tribes holding steady on curfews, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders.

People are forgoing in-person religious services for on-screen ones and swapping out family gatherings for backyard egg hunts.

One of those skipping the get-togethers this year is U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico.

On a normal Easter, Haaland says she would travel to her mom’s house in Laguna Pueblo. This year, she plans to stay home and make food.

“We all have an obligation to do what we have to do in this health crisis,” Haaland said. “It is a small sacrifice for us to stay home and practice social distancing to stop the spread of this terrible virus.”

The congresswoman said she still encourages people to celebrate Easter if they want, but from their homes. It is still safe to go outside as long as you’re keeping your distance, she said.