City lawmakers on sovereignty, downtown, TV and the police
By Carolyn Carlson
As the March winds wailed and blustered, Albuquerque became the first city in the US to officially recognize Native American governmental sovereignty. Councilors put the brakes on Downtown traffic and seek your input on proposed revisions to the city’s civilian police oversight ordinance.
Health Department sent a medical exam van to migrant family shelters; water official said he'll work with AG in water rights battle; Rep. Debra Haaland addressed Congress last week concerning the high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women on Native reservations.
Albuquerque is the proud home to the biggest indigenous powwow in North America and in case you live under a rock, it's the Gathering of Nations at Tingley Coliseum in Expo New Mexico. With 2019 title sponsors Ultra Health, this celebration of culture and community is set to have its most extraordinary year yet. The festivities begin on Thursday, April 25, with registration for most events as well as The Miss Indian World Pageant talent presentation in the evening. Tickets for this event are $15. On Friday, April 26, the fun continues with a huge day of events including the grand entry. Saturday, April 27 concludes the powwow for another year with A Tribe Called Red and other incredible indigenous artists on Stage 49 and the crowning of Miss Indian World 2019. The all-ages gathering has events running from 9am to midnight daily with a ticket cost of $19 per day or a wristband for $42. VIP tickets are already sold out.