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Our own Naomi Cruz (Chiricahua Apache) is running for 2024 Miss New Mexico USA! Her platform is animal welfare: “Our creation story explains how animals taught us how to live in balance, and we need each other to live.” She volunteers at organizations such as The Cats Meow, works at Calista Animal Hospital and was the youth representative for the Nation in 2021. She is Miss Truth or Consequences, a town near our sacred grounds in Monticello, NM.

Please vote for her for People’s Choice Awards at: MissNewMexicoUSA

Winning this award ensures her to go on to the semi-finals. It’s ok to vote from any state. Ixe’he/Thank you

People’s Choice Voting is now LIVE at You can vote as many times as you want! Unlimited votes are allowed with each vote costing $5. The TEEN contestant with the most votes and the MISS contestant with the most votes will advance to the semi-finals and finals round of the competition.  Show your support to our very own Naomi Cruz by voting for at

Who will be the next Miss New Mexico USA & Miss New Mexico Teen USA? Find out June 29 & 30, as women from all over the state travel to Las Cruces, NM to compete for the crown.  

Good luck to you Miss Naomi Cruz!

Check out this band that has our very own citizens! Blue Mountain Tribe is an all-Native American blues and rock band that is popular all over the country. THREE-time winners at the Native American Music Awards, winners of SIX film festivals, rated by spinditty as number 11 of all-time best Native American bands, and Blue Mountain Tribe music has been played all over the country. Be sure to check out Blue Mountain Tribe’s website!

SNOCA Citizen Doing Great Things

One of our own sits as the President and Chairman of a veterans 501c3 Non-Profit that is using music therapy for veterans and first responders.  “I know that the Native American Military Veteran, is not being recognized for their service.  We have several programs that we can honor them with.” Thank you for this great service! We encourage all to check out the work this organization is doing. American Patriot Music Project

Wellness NEWS!

Tea samples are also available!

Ginger Tea, Hibiscus Flower Herb Tea, Blueberry Lavender Herbal Tea, Insomnia Herb Tea, and Blackberry Black Tea.

Samples are 50 cents for 2 tea bags. Contact Diane at [email protected].

Kick Commercial Tobacco!

There is a free text messaging program to help Native Americans quit smoking commercial tobacco. This program is a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and Indian Health Service (IHS) SmokefreeNATIVE.

Sacred tobacco is important in many cultures, it is used in ceremony, prayer and healing. Commercial tobacco is harmful to our health. SmokefreeNATIVE was developed by Native people for Native people.

If you are ready to set a date to stop smoking commercial tobacco you can enroll anytime online or by texting NATIVE to 47848. You will get daily messages with information, encouragement and support to help on your journey to quit smoking!

We will continue to gather resources to better serve our citizens, visit the Resources tab or click here for our current list of resources.

Open Session Council Meeting

Zoom meetings held the second Wednesday monthly.

Next meeting July 10, 2024 ~ 6:30pm MST

ZOOM LINK: Open Session 6:30pm MST