STOP Act Press Conference at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, July 5, 2016

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, joined by tribal leaders at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, discusses the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act and highlights the urgent need to stop the theft and sale of priceless Native religious and cultural items in international markets. Tribal leaders from left to right: Jicarilla Apache Councilman Wainright Velarde; Pueblo of Jemez Governor David Yepa; Pueblo of Jemez Lt. Governor Ward Yeppa-Jemez; Navajo Nation Delegate Johnathan Hale; San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor James Mountain; Pueblo of Zuni Governor Val Panteah Sr.; Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo 2nd Lt. Governor Michael Montoya; Nambé Pueblo Lt. Governor Arnold Garcia; Santa Clara Pueblo Councilman Danny Naranjo; Pueblo of Acoma Governor Kurt Riley; Zia Pueblo Lt. Governor Brent Schildt; Pueblo of Isleta Lt. Governor Antonio Chewiwi; and Zia Pueblo Governor Jerome Lucero.