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New Mexico Senate Democrats

This Thursday, February 13, the public is invited to join sponsors Senator Linda Lopez, Senator Shannon Pinto, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department and Three Sisters Collective for the second annual Indigenous Women’s Day at the Roundhouse. This year’s theme is “THE FUTURE IS INDIGENOUS” and the event will center on Indigenous girls and young women. Please wear red in honor of #mmiwgt2s

Below is the current schedule of events (subject to change):

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer Walk in Honor of #MMIWGT2S. MEETING LOCATION: Santa Fe Depot Railrunner Station, in Railyard by Tomasita’s restaurant. The group will then walk together to the Roundhouse.

8:50 Group Photo on West Steps of Capitol Building

Program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Rotunda of the State Capitol

Opening: Senator Linda Lopez, Elena Giacci & Three Sisters Collective

9:10 Tewa Blessing, Maize Jade Castro Harris (Taos/Jemez)

9:15 Cabinet Secretary for Department of Indian Affairs Lynn Trujillo (Sandia)

9:20 Girl’s Bow & Arrow Dance, Tse Tsu Geh Day School Dancers, Tesuque Pueblo

9:40 Jaelynn Valentina Littlebear (Santa Ana/Ohkay Owingeh/ Picuris/Mvskoke/Yuchi/Shawnee)

9:45 Joycelyn Shroulote (Ohkay Owingeh/Hopi/ & Navajo), Poetry, A’Gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty Project Tewa Women United

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9:50 Jasmine Peratrovich (Navajo/Tlingit), Resiliency After Sexual Assault, will discuss MMIWGT2S

10:00 Anjamora Ishi Sato (Taos/Jemez), singer, SFIS Student

10:15 Yang (Dine/Chicana), Jingle Dress Dance & Poetry

10:40 Lightening Boy Foundation Dancers (Intertribal)

10:55 Senator Shannon Pinto

11:00 Remarks by RAIN, director of the film “Somebody’s Daughter” (screening at 12:30pm in Indian Affairs Committee Room #303)

11:10 Statements, Q&A with the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women

11:20 Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo), Fashion designer, PM Waterlilly, #MMIWGT2S Advocate

11:30 Native Women Lead, HB 262

11:45 Public Remarks, Open Mic


12:30 p.m. Film Screening of “Somebody’s Daughter,” in Indian Affairs Committee Room (303) with introduction by film director, RAIN and preceded by MMIWG music video by Cameron Martinez (Taos Pueblo).

1:30 “Somebody’s Daughter” Q&A Session

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