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Heinrich Discusses Protections For Native Agriculture With Tesuque Pueblo Leaders

On Tuesday, January 17, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with Tesuque Pueblo leaders to discuss the need to protect Native American seeds and traditional food products, and assist Tribes in ensuring that cultural practices and traditional ways of life are preserved. The Pueblo of Tesuque has been supportive of Senator Heinrich’s efforts to craft legislation that would create a study of applicable trademark and intellectual property laws, the long-term viability of Native American seeds, and provide recommendations on how to ensure Native American seeds and traditional foods may be protected for future generations.