Diversity

Afro-Latinx festival makes history in New Mexico

6 Views“For this festival, we wanted people to come together and remember what brings us together. What reminds us of our humanity, and that we all come from the same roots,” Barbara Tran, a member of AfroMundo, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One Albuquerque organization is offering a new opportunity to learn

Indigenous woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Indigenous New Mexico woman has been named to lead the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Cynthia Chavez Lamar is an enrolled member at San Felipe Pueblo and an accomplished curator, author and scholar whose research has focused on Southwest Native art.

Las Cruces Public Schools Seeks To Encourage Greater Gender Inclusivity

5 ViewsLas Cruces Public Schools is taking steps toward greater gender inclusivity—seeking to implement new policy to prevent discrimination. LCPS Deputy Superintendent Wendi Miller-Tomlinson presented the proposed policy to the board of education for a second reading, describing how it will better support student safety, well-being and success.

Hundreds of Afghan refugees expected to resettle in major New Mexico cities

14 Views“When they come to your neighborhood, just please welcome them and talk to them because they are going to be a part of our community too,” Mohammad Ismail, an Albuquerque resident and Afghan refugee, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Resettlement efforts are officially underway for hundreds of Afghan refugees headed to

Woman makes history as first female police chief in Taos Pueblo

3 ViewsTAOS, N.M. — Summer Mirabal is making history as the first female police chief for the Taos Pueblo Police Department. “I’ve always wanted to be a cop since I was a little girl,” Mirabel tells KOAT. Mirabel said she’s always felt a strong desire to help people.