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The Line: Political Scene – Native American Women Running For Office & An Unusual Lawsuit

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March 23, 2018 – There has never yet been a Native American Congresswoman. But this year, with at least four indigenous women running for Congress, that may change. A story in The New York Times this week featured Deb Haaland, a citizen of Laguna Pueblo, who is running for New Mexico’s First Congressional District’s seat. Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on this topic, and also discuss an unusual defamation case that is testing the limits of free speech.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Further reading:

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.
By Julie Turkewitz, The New York

Defamation case tests limits of free speech – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Navajo Chef Talks About Value Of Traditional Foods

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March 16, 2018 – Food plays an important part of wellness – both in terms of nutrition and emotional well-being. Chefs, healthcare providers, and community organizers around Indian Country are talking about the value of traditional foods. 

Correspondent Antonia Gonzales, anchor of National Native News, sits down this week with chef Brian Yazzie to talk about the importance of traditional foods.

Additional Resources:
NMiF series – Reconnecting With A Healthy Lifestyle
NNN – Health and Wellness: The Indigenous Way
CDC – Traditional Foods in Native America