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NM legislators introduce resolution to honor indigenous women

WASHINGTON, DC (KFDA) - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced legislation to celebrate and honor native women across the country and their successes.

The resolution introduced by Senators Udall and Heinrich aims to recognize the heritage, culture and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women in the country. It will also highlight the importance of promoting equity, providing safety and upholding the interests of diverse women.

"During Women’s History Month, let us reflect on the contributions, the service and the sacrifices of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women–enriching their communities and the United States as a whole,” said Udall.

Heinrich echoed Udall’s sentiments, adding, "“It is important that we acknowledge the immeasurable contributions and accomplishments of native women. I’m proud to cosponsor this resolution to honor the legacy of native women leaders and will continue to ensure the voices of diverse women have equal recognition in history.”

Udall and Heinrich introduced a similar resolution in 2018, honoring indigenous women that unanimously passed in the senate.

The full resolution can be found online.