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Charges Filed in Albuquerque Killings, NM Congressional Leaders Address Climate, & Resilience at the 100th Inter-Tribal Ceremonial

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel talks through the arrest made in the killing of four Muslim men, and how the Albuquerque Islamic community can recover from such a tragic incident. The Panel also explores the issues facing parents, students, and teachers as a new school year begins. And, our panelists react to New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s testimony to Congress about the threats she and her colleagues have received since the 2020 election.  

Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus speaks with two New Mexico leaders in Congress. Senator Martin Heinrich and Representative Melanie Stansbury explain the climate legislation moving through their chambers.  

Photojournalist Benjamin Yazza captures a community coming together at the 100th Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup. After a horrifying incident that left more than a dozen people injured, strength and resilience prevailed at the historic celebration of indigenous culture.  

Host: Gene Grant

The Line opinion panel: 
Dan Foley, fmr. NM State Representative 
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current-Argus 
Laura Sanchez, attorney 

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Discusses Climate Legislation 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D – New Mexico 

U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury on Water & Climate 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, D – New Mexico 

Resilience at the 100th Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup 
Correspondent: Benjamin Yazza 
Guests: Amber Shandiin Ballenger, Intertribal Ceremonial Queen (Diné) 
Melissa Sanchez, executive director, Intertribal Ceremonial (Laguna Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo) 
Colleen Persson, owner, Sno Den  
Sharon Miller, contemporary potter (Acoma Pueblo) 
Ashkia Trujillo, group leader (Ohkay Owingeh)