New Mexico tribes meet with governor at yearly summit
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) and leaders of 22 tribes met on Wednesday for the 2nd Annual State-Tribal Leaders Summit.

This year's summit was held at Isleta Pueblo. Tribal and state officials discussed state funding for tribal projects, public safety, education and economic development.

"Coming together with the leadership of the 22 nations, tribes and pueblos of the state, in a forum that promotes open communication and cooperation, embodies true government-to-government relationships. I am confident that we have set a strong precedent that will carry the dialogue into future administrations," Richardson said in a press release.

The annual summit is a requirement of the State Tribal Collaboration Act.

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