Native America Project

Legislators shaft suicide prevention programs again
A statue of children outside the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

The 2014 session of the New Mexico Legislature ended today with lawmakers once again failing to fund suicide prevention programs tailored to Native American youth.

Senate leaves funding for suicide prevention programs out of budget
A statue of children outside the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

The $6.2 billion budget bill the New Mexico Senate approved Thursday evening doesn't include funding for culturally-based suicide prevention programs focused on Native American youth.

From our blog

NMID to help with student-run news portal

New Mexico In Depth will assist in creating an online news hub that will serve as a learning lab for journalism students at the University of New Mexico and also help journalists engage more people.

During Sunshine Week, a focus on health audit
Heath Haussamen

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) NMID's Heath Haussamen participated in Thursday's forum at New Mexico State University on the 2013 Medicaid freeze. Here's coverage of the event.

Commentary

Sunshine group needs to become insurgent
Heath Haussamen

COMMENTARY: The state's leading transparency group considered giving the governor and attorney general its top award even as it prepared to sue them for keeping an audit secret. That's ludicrous, and it's indicative of changes the organization needs to make.