Sen. Obama meets tribal leaders in New Mexico

Christine Suina of Cochiti Pueblo at rally for Sen. Barack Obama in New Mexico. Photo © Albuquerque Journal.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama met with about 100 tribal leaders during a campaign stop in New Mexico.

Obama met with tribal leaders at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The center is operated by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico.

After the meeting, Obama spoke at a rally in Espanola, a city next to Ohkay Owingeh and Santa Clara Pueblo. The tribes' reservations stretch into Espanola, where Santa Clara operates a gaming facility.

Obama's speech focused on the Hispanic crowd, though, according to news reports.

Sen. Barack Obama heads to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in New Mexico. Photo © Albuquerque Journal.

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