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Posted: April 30, 2020

Airmen from the New Mexico National Guard’s 210th REDHORSE delivered Personal Protective Equipment to the Pueblo of Laguna on April 29, 2020. Senior Airman Wesley Grassie and Tech Sgt Jon Pipkin made the delivery as part of the NMNG’s Joint Task Force COVID-19 response to the public health crisis. Photo courtesy New Mexico National Guard


April 30, 2020

New Mexico Delivers Essential Resources to Nine Tribal Communities

Santa Fe – Over the past few weeks, the Indian Affairs Department has partnered with the New Mexico National Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Aging and Long-term Services Department, Children, Youth and Families Department, and other sister agencies to facilitate the delivery of essential supplies and services to New Mexico’s Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos.

“We have been working alongside our partner agencies to expedite delivery of life-saving supplies to some of our most vulnerable communities. Many tribal communities are rural and do not have access to the supplies and resources they need, the Indian Affairs Department will continue to work to support our tribal communities and show them that we are in this together.” said IAD Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo.

“Our New Mexico National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been working quickly and efficiently to get food, water and supplies to our neighbors on our Nations, Tribes and Pueblos,” said Maj. Gen. Ken Nava, the Adjutant General of New Mexico. “We continue to plan and execute missions with the Governor of New Mexico and our agency partners to assist the citizens of New Mexico during this public health crisis.”

A massive food delivery was coordinated for the following communities: Pueblo of Zia, Pueblo of Zuni, Pueblo of Laguna, Pueblo of Picuris, Pueblo of Santa Ana, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the Navajo Nation.

Water deliveries have been made to the following communities:*

  • 55 pallets to the Shiprock Staging Area
  • 35 pallets to the Crownpoint Staging Location
  • 10 pallets to Alamo and Tohajiilee
  • Thanks to our partners at the Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and the National Guard, 6,000- gallon potable water trucks have been delivered to the following communities: Chichiltah, Whitehorse Lake, Manuelito, Torreon and Tohajiilee.

*Deliveries are ongoing and does not account for private donations of water being made.


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