Bella Davis, New Mexico In Depth

Bella Davis, New Mexico In Depth

Bella covers Indigenous affairs for New Mexico In Depth, a position made possible in part by the national organization Report for America. Based in Albuquerque, Bella most recently reported on cannabis, housing, local government and more for the Santa Fe Reporter. Previously, she held a one-year reporting fellowship with New Mexico In Depth. Davis got her start in journalism at her college newspaper, which she joined at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and through the summer of 2020 primarily covered protests spurred by the police murder of George Floyd. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in December 2020 with a degree in journalism. A Yurok tribal member, Davis was born in Eureka, California and grew up in central New Mexico.

Navajo Nation Council passes resolution opposing New Mexico Indian Affairs appointee

By: - May 1, 2023

The Navajo Nation Council is calling on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to withdraw her appointment of a former governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo as Indian Affairs cabinet secretary. Passed unanimously last week by the tribe’s governing body, the resolution adds to growing opposition to James Mountain as Lujan Grisham’s pick to head the state agency. Mountain was […]

Indigenous leaders denounce Lujan Grisham’s appointment to lead Indian Affairs

By: - February 28, 2023

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s appointment of a former San Ildefonso Pueblo governor to lead the state’s Indian Affairs Department could be in peril as members of the state’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Force, and a Navajo state senator, say they will fight his nomination. The appointment of James R. Mountain to […]