Native American student at the center of NM Supreme Court case speaks out


This week the New Mexico Supreme Court heard a case stemming from a lawsuit against Albuquerque Public Schools over the interactions of a high school teacher with a Native American student. That student, McKenzie Johnson, spoke with KUNM about that Halloween day in 2018. She says teacher Mary Eastin offered one student dog food, brandished a box cutter, then used scissors to cut another Native American student’s hair before calling Johnson, who is Navajo, a “bloody Indian.”

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