WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to northern New Mexico tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, to tour and discuss tribal education at the Santa Fe Indian School and participate in a restoration project with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps members at Bandelier National Monument.
The Santa Fe Indian School is a sovereign educational community, building upon its rich cultural legacy to be the leader in Native American education. Senator Heinrich will be briefed on the Leadership Institute, which is based at the Santa Fe Indian School. The program was established in 1997 to create a space to discuss the policy issues that impact the Native tribes of New Mexico. Senator Heinrich will also be briefed on the Leadership Institute's Brave Girls program, which aims to educate and empower female youth, and the Summer Policy Academy, which convenes students each summer for intensive sessions that focus on current local, national, and international Indigenous issues.
Members of the press are invited to join Senator Heinrich, representatives of the Leadership Institute, and Summer Policy Academy students for a media availability and campus tour.
Later in the afternoon, Senator Heinrich will participate in a restoration service project with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) Crew at Bandelier National Monument. The HOPE Crew program links preservation projects to the national youth corps movement. It brings the potential for thousands of crew members to work on hundreds of sites, learning preservation craft skills while rehabilitating historic places. In May, Senator Heinrich announced $522,750 in funding to the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps for 136 AmeriCorps members to conduct environmental restoration projects that reduce the risk of wildfire, build trails, restore watersheds, weatherize low-income homes, and increase academic engagement of school children across northern New Mexico. Senator Heinrich is a staunch supporter of national service programs. He is the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate and a member of the National Service Congressional Caucus.
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Santa Fe - Wednesday, July 1
WHAT: Tour Santa Fe Indian School
WHEN: From 12:30 to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Indian School, 1501 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, N.M. 87505
Bandelier National Monument - Wednesday, July 1
WHAT: Restoration Service Project with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
WHEN: From 2 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Road, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544