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APS Leans On Volunteer Educators, Parents To Address Anti-Indigenous Racism

Parents, educators and tribal leaders from several Pueblos in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation gathered this week in Albuquerque to advocate for better public schooling. It’s been just over a year since a racist incident on Halloween in 2018, when students say their English teacher used a slur and cut a Native American students’ hair. Some say the district has not done enough to address the incident, and APS officials say there's a related lawsuit pending against the district. A few dozen community members attended a forum on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Lawmakers Discuss Soccer Stadium With United Officials, N. Scott Momaday Promises Memoir

New Mexico Lawmakers Discuss Building Future Soccer Stadium – Associated Press State lawmakers have met with New Mexico United officials to talk about the possibility of building a new soccer stadium after concluding their first season.

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Sat. 11/16, 3p: Join us in a conversation about Indigenous linguistic rights with Oaxacan leaders and teachers Arcelia López Hernández -who is also an Oaxacan State Legislator- and Gisela Baloes Gutiérrez. Joining in this conversation will also be UNM Emerita Professor Dr. Lois Meyer and David Rogers, Executive Director of Dual Language Education , hosted by Cristina Baccin. They´ll share their experiences about Indigenous education in Oaxaca, Mexico, resistance to losing native languages and...

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NMSU To Help Native American Student Entrepreneurs - Associated Press 

A new center focused on helping Native American entrepreneurs has been established at New Mexico State University.

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Parents, educators and tribal leaders from several Pueblos in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation gathered this week in Albuquerque to advocate for better public schooling. It’s been just over a year since a racist incident on Halloween in 2018, when students say their English teacher used a slur and cut a Native American students’ hair. Some say the district has not done enough to address the incident, and APS officials say there's a related lawsuit pending against the district. A few dozen community members attended a forum on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

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Farming and ranching generate nearly half of the agricultural and food processing industry’s revenue in New Mexico - about 4 billion dollars a year. A program that aims to help farmers and ranchers boost crop numbers and protect habitats for wildlife is getting an update. Now, the public can weigh in. 

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Since its founding 90 years ago, the University of New Mexico Press has been telling stories of the American Southwest through fiction, history, poetry and scholarship.  Many of those stories, of course, have dealt with Native and Indigenous cultures.  UNM Press will soon start to tell those stories in a new and contemporary way, through graphic novels and non-fiction by and about Native Americans.  The new series, Red Planet Books, is a collaboration with Albuquerque's Native-owned Red Planet Books and Comics.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Discuss Building Future Soccer StadiumAssociated Press

State lawmakers have met with New Mexico United officials to talk about the possibility of building a new soccer stadium after concluding their first season.

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Ex-County Deputy Indicted For Using Stun Gun On StudentAssociated Press

A grand jury has indicted a former Rio Arriba County deputy Wednesday on a child abuse charge and other counts after authorities say he used a stun gun on a high school student.

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Latino youth are feeling psychological impacts of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, researchers say. A committee of legislators in New Mexico on Wednesday considered how this problem impacts the state and weighed increasing access to Medicaid.

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Anxiety Grows In New Mexico Over 2020 Census - Associated Press

New Mexico state officials want to spend an additional $8 million to ensure residents are not left out of the 2020 Census.

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Young people who have been arrested in New Mexico often have to wait for weeks or months before a judge hears their case. But the number of juvenile detention facilities has shrunk by about half since 2015, so more youth are being detained far from home. County officials say that’s a strain on the criminal justice system and it puts young people at risk.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live. You can also tune in to KUNM's live broadcast or stream the audio here on our website. 

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Women Changing The Trajectory Of New Mexico

Sat. 11/16 12P: Hear from three women who are making a difference in the state.

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Unlocking Family History & Frida Kahlo

The Children's Hour 11/16 Sat 9a: How can we unlock family stories through songs? Musician and educator Michael Napolitano from Michael and the Rockness Monsters gives us tips on how to learn your family history through music at your holiday tables. Then, second graders in Ms. Antillon's classroom in downtown Albuquerque's Coronado Elementary School teach us about the legendary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

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Planting Trees To Cool Down ABQ's South Valley

Areas with less vegetation tend to be hotter than places with more greenery. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which also says folks can reduce high temperatures in their area by planting more trees.

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Overdose Prevention Drug To Be Prescribed With Opioids