Sen. Pirtle seeks input

January 29, 2013 • Local News

Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, a member of the Indian and Cultural Affairs and Rules committees, said he will be paying close attention to a Senate Joint Memorial to re-establish the Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico as a federally recognized Native American tribe.

SJM 5 reads that “after 1871, the Chihene Nde were no longer recognized as an Indian tribe under United States Indian policy;” however, “descendants of the Chihene Nde ancestors and their families have worked individually to preserve their Login to read more

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