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Counting State’s Native American Population for 2020 Census

1338 Census In Indian Country

March 20, 2020 The U.S. Census quietly got underway last week. As it has for nearly all facets of life, COVID-19 has dramatically changed plans for how to encourage participation from historically undercounted populations. The Census is vital for states like New Mexico, which have large numbers of people who are part of those groups. The state also depends on federal funding more than most, and an undercount could project the impact of the COVID-19 isolation far into the future. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with Charlotte Little and Jamie Gloshay of the New Mexico Native Census Coalition to talk about the challenge of avoiding an undercount on the state’s 19 pueblos, the Navajo Nation, Apache tribes, and in its urban Native populations – and the ways in which the community is responding. 

Guests:
Jamie Gloshay, Albuquerque Urban Indian Census Coordinator
Charlotte Little, Pueblo Census Coordinator 

Additional Information
New Mexico Native Census Coalition 

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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October 18, 2019 – In recognition of New Mexico’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which replaced Columbus Day, the New Mexico in Focus crew headed to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to capture the sights and sounds of the celebration.

Guests:
Tiana Cachini, Miss Zuni 2019
John Ghahate, Museum Cultural Educator
Derrick Lente, NM State Representative
Shaandiin Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019

For Further Reading:
NM Celebrates Inaugural Indigenous Peoples’ DayAlbuquerque Journal
Indigenous Peoples’ Day CelebrationIndian Pueblo Cultural Center