Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) and Laguna Pueblo member, applauded Attorney General Hector Balderas, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal law enforcement agencies, service providers, and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) on their work to stop human trafficking on tribal lands in New Mexico.
The group of federal, tribal, state, and local organizations is focusing on training on criminal investigations, prosecutions, victim services, and early identification of trafficking.
“I’m pleased to see so many organizations working together to protect victims of human trafficking and prevent future occurrences on tribal land,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and Laguna Pueblo member. “As DPNM continues to focus on engaging our tribal and rural communities on the issues that matter to them, it’s reassuring to know that public servants like Hector Balderas are working to protect those communities and spend time on an issue that needs serious attention.”
The Democratic Party of New Mexico recently kicked off a Tribal and Rural Community Initiative to ensure residents in those communities have a voice in our election process. More information on DPNM’s Tribal and Rural Community Initiative is available here.