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Heinrich Statement on Jicarilla Apache Nation President Edward Velarde

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement in recognition of the life of Jicarilla Apache Nation President Edward Velarde:

“President Velarde was a dedicated leader guided by his passion for serving others and rooted in Apache tradition and culture. As President of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and as a veteran, he leaves behind a true legacy of service to his community and our nation. I was honored to work with him to deliver long-term water security for Jicarilla through the Navajo-Gallup Water Project, to pursue new opportunities in clean energy, and to improve the Tribe’s access to everything from health care and affordable and reliable internet to safe transportation and housing. My thoughts are with President Velarde’s family and the entire Jicarilla Apache Nation during this difficult time.”