New Mexico – Today, the Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard Ellenberg released the following statement honoring Native American Heritage Month:
“This month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions, histories and knowledge that our Native communities have contributed to our state. As Democrats, we’re committed to ensuring tribal sovereignty is realized and that all our members have a better understanding of the needs and issues facing our native communities.”
New Mexico is home to 23 federally recognized tribes–nineteen Pueblos, three Apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation. These communities enrich New Mexico’s diverse culture and contribute to the state’s economy.