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UNM Football Player Tackles Life Awareness


November 29, 2019 – University of New Mexico football fans have been watching the ups and downs of the Lobos this season, including the suicide of player Nahje Flowers and the recent announcement that Coach Bob Davie won’t return. All the while, one player has been recognized for his life awareness work off the field. Teton Saltes, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is an advocate for Indigenous children. He is a life awareness mentor and his interest in politics has led him to advocate on Capitol Hill with Save the Children Network. Suicide is a sensitive, but important topic in Native American communities. Federal statistics show alarming rates of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native people. This week, NMiF correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with the Lobo football player about what drives his passion to help young people. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.

Teton Saltes, Oglala Sioux, UNM Football Player


For Further Reading:

Saltes’ Drive for ChangeThe Coloradoan

The BEAR Projectat Pine Ridge, South Dakota


UNM Faculty Vote to Unionize | The Line

1317 Line Union Moment

October 25, 2019 – Last week, after two years of organizing, the faculty of the University of New Mexico made another attempt to form a union for collective bargaining.  This time, the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of unionization. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine the decision by UNM regular and adjunct faculty to unionize and look at a resurgence of organized labor in the news.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Sophie Martin, attorney
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

University of New Mexico faculty votes to unionizeSanta Fe New Mexico

UNM faculty union wins in landslideAlbuquerque Journal

Full-Time And Temporary UNM Faculty UnionizeKUNM

Faculty union wins both electionsDaily Lobo