Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SF County Seeks Ties With Tribes.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Santa Fe County officials are hosting a daylong summit today billed as the first-ever attempt to create a working relationship between local and tribal governments.

"Invitations were sent to the governors and lieutenant governors of the eight pueblos in and adjacent to the county," said Rudy Garcia, a county policy analyst and summit coordinator. "We've never approached tribal governments on this scale before."

Garcia said representatives from Santo Domingo, Cochiti, San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe, Tesuque, Santa Clara and San Juan all have agreed to attend.

"We want a better relationship with the Native American governments," Garcia said. …

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