This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at the unique relationship American Indian tribes have with the federal government. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with a Native scholar for a brief overview of tribal treaty rights. And she speaks with the Vice President of the Navajo Nation about the significance of their 150-year-old treaty with the United States. That treaty, signed in 1868, ensured the Navajo people’s return home from incarceration in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, to their traditional homelands hundreds of miles away.
And Gene Grant is back with the Line opinion panelists to debate campaign financing efforts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and look at the effect of an imminent closure of an important behavioral health provider in the Taos area. They also look at the recent report of priest sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the scandal’s connection to New Mexico.
Host: Gene Grant
Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales
Nick Estes, assistant professor, University of New Mexico
Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation Vice President
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney