Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Funds Sought To Negotiate on Zia Use.(Legislature)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports


SANTA FE A Native American lawmaker wants the state to compensate Zia Pueblo for using its sacred sun symbol.

Rep. James Roger Madalena, D-Jemez Pueblo, has sponsored a bill that calls for allocating $50,000 to negotiate with the pueblo and determine how it would be compensated for the symbol's use.

The pueblo has previously asked for $1 million each year the state has used the sun symbol. …

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