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2018 American Indian Day at the Roundhouse By Anthony jackson/new mexico in depth

Pre-kindergarten students of Zuni Headstart School before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Zuni.
Kenzi Bowekaty Jr. (left) and Kenzie Seowtewa attend the 2018 American Indian Day at the Legislature.
Tommie Yazzie, 70, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9517, presenting the colors during the Legislature's 2018 American Indian Day. Yazzie was stationed in Germany and Vietnam.
Pre-kindergarten students of Zuni Headstart School before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Zuni.
Suzette A. Shije's traditional dress.
All Pueblo Council of Governors Chairman Edward Paul Torres said Native Americans "have become resilient" due to challenges faced in the past and today to native language and culture.
"If we lose our language, who are we?" asked Jicarilla Apache President Levi Pesata.
An audience member during the 2018 American Indian Day at the Legislature.
Audience members during the 2018 American Indian Day at the Legislature.
A former Miss Jicarilla Apache attends the 2018 American Indian Day at the Legislature.
Audience members during the 2018 American Indian Day at the Legislature.
New Mexico Assistant Secretary for Indian Education Latifah Phillips tells audience members that "we have a long way to go," but New Mexico is leading Native education.
Former State Representative Ray Begaye told audience members to "vote out" school board members that don't recognize Navajo sovereignty.
Kindergarten students from the Kha'p'o Community School line up before they perform the Butterfly Dance.
A kindergarten student from the Kha'p'o Community School performs the Butterfly Dance.
Jude Chavarria beats a drum as his kindergarten students perform the Butterfly Dance.
Two girls from the Pueblo of Santa Clara Kha'p'o Community School perform the Butterfly Dance.
Two girls from the Pueblo of Santa Clara Kha'p'o Community School perform the Butterfly Dance.
A youth hoop dancer from the Pueblo of Pojoaque steps through a hoop at the Roundhouse.
A youth hoop dancer from the Pueblo of Pojoaque performs at the Roundhouse.
A youth hoop dancer from the Pueblo of Pojoaque performs at the Roundhouse.

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