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Rep. Stansbury Recognizes Indigenous People’s Day

October 11, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE—Today, U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) and her office celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and events across Albuquerque:

“Today we celebrate the cultures, traditions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples. New Mexico’s Tribes and Pueblos have carried their cultures, languages, and ways of life across countless generations since time immemorial. Today, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we are celebrating and lifting up the contributions of Indigenous peoples across our state — from our history, cultures, and languages to our arts, economy, and entrepreneurship. And, we are celebrating the power, self-governance, and sovereignty of our Indigenous nations. Today we also acknowledge the difficult and painful history of our country and address this legacy head-on. The work continues and I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with our Tribes and Pueblos, to lift up the priorities and needs of our Indigenous communities, to respect Tribal sovereignty, and tackle our biggest challenges.”

Representative Stansbury serves on the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources and is a co-sponsor of H.R. 5473, The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Act, which would designate the day as a national holiday. The day celebrates the cultures and contributions of Indigenous communities and the sovereignty and self-governance of Tribal nations.