Audio: Lawmakers consider ideas for improving education in indigenous communities

Navajo participants in dedication ceremonies at the newly opened Baca/Dlo'ay azhi Community School in Prewitt, New Mexico
Dedication day at Baca/Dlo'ay azhi Community School in Prewitt, NM. Photo via National Archives.

By Barbara Ramirez

Reporter Barbara Ramirez discusses proposals to improve education outcomes for Native American students in this dispatch from the state Capitol in Santa Fe.

Listen as prominent advocate Regis Pecos shares an update on the state’s continuing response to a state court ruling (Yazzie v. Martinez) that New Mexico had failed in its duty to educate Indigenous children.

Then state Rep. Derrick Lente, D-Sandia Pueblo, shares his thoughts on a proposal to create a $100 million Tribal Education Trust Fund.

Author

  • Barbara Ramirez

    Barbara Ramirez is a 22-year-old Venezuelan majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in political science at the University of New Mexico. Barbara and her family moved to Albuquerque in 2016 seeking political asylum. Follow Barbara on Instagram: ramirez_barbara_01

    bramirez2@unm.edu Ramirez Barbara

By Barbara Ramirez

Barbara Ramirez is a 22-year-old Venezuelan majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in political science at the University of New Mexico. Barbara and her family moved to Albuquerque in 2016 seeking political asylum. Follow Barbara on Instagram: ramirez_barbara_01