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WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) on Thursday introduced the Tribal Reservation Pandemic Protection Act, which would prohibit the Trump administration from threatening tribal reservation lands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are calling for changes in the culture of how law enforcement agencies operate around the country.
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-Investigation, please... Democratic lawmakers are requesting an investigation into the U.S. Park Police’s use of force in clearing demonstrators who had gathered near the White House to protest the killing of George Floyd.
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland was among those who gathered to celebrate George Floyd’s life as he was buried Tuesday.
“I am here to wish George Floyd’s family well and offer my condolences,” Haaland said.
Asprotesters across America march, shout, and kneel to demand an end to police brutality, and as the land of the free and the home of the brave grapples with racism, some believe the truth could set this nation free.
The Navajo Nation is seeing a surge in visitors following the reopening of neighboring national parks and monuments, President Jonathan Nez said during a U.S. House subcommittee hearing Tuesday.
At the end of March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, set aside $8 billion for tribes. But the money came with restrictions. It can only be used to cover expenses that are "incurred due to the public health emergency."
On the Navajo Nation, the public health emergency is inherently related to some basic infrastructure problems.
Congresswoman Haaland joins Congresswoman Sharice Davids, and Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council in endorsing Morigeau
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland on Tuesday cancelled her election watch party to instead stream a conversation with local community leaders organizing for racial justice. During the online event called “Be Fierce: Say Their Names," the congresswoman expressed solidarity with the organizers who said they envision continuing their work through protest and creating spaces for people of color.