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Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold is a journalist in Albuquerque. He is a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, and his ancestry also includes Jemez and Zuni on the maternal side of his family. He grew up in Albuquerque and Gallup. He brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience. Shaun reports on issues important to Native Americans in urban and tribal communities throughout the state, including education and child welfare.

Families of missing people in NM can urge action from law enforcement Saturday

By: - October 21, 2022

Pepita Redhair disappeared from Albuquerque in March 2020.  Her sister Shelda Livingston knew something was up when Pepita didn’t return calls. “She always called us on a daily basis. My mom always waits by the phone, waits for the call saying she’s coming home. She always reached out to me if she needed help or […]

Candidates talk sovereignty, tribal education and courts at All Pueblo Council forum

By: - October 17, 2022

Candidates for Congress and state offices shared their intentions and actions in working with tribal nations during a forum hosted by the All Pueblo Council of Governors. Friday’s meeting was the first time the tribal entity, made up of leadership from all 19 Pueblos in New Mexico and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in Texas, […]

Candidates for NM governor trade barbs in second televised debate

By: - October 13, 2022

Matters of policy fell by the wayside as personal attacks led during the final televised debate between the two major party candidates vying to be governor in New Mexico. To summarize their postures as they enter the final leg of campaign season: each is not who the other says they are.  Despite the lengthy back […]

NM’s gubernatorial candidates dive into police funding, homelessness, oil and gas, and more

By: - October 3, 2022

The New Mexico governor went head-to-head with a former meteorologist on Friday in an Albuquerque television studio where they relayed their views and priorities for the state. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mark Ronchetti took priority over NBC’s Friday night primetime TV content to pitch New Mexicans on why one of them should be elected […]

Rep. Herrell on why she voted against the measure that contained billions for northern NM fire victims

By: - October 3, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a stopgap spending bill that includes $2.5 billion for disaster relief in the New Mexico communities affected by the Hermit’s Peak-Calf Canyon Fire. Friday brought a moment of celebration for New Mexico’s congressional delegation. Significant federal funding will start making its way to New Mexico to remedy damage done by the […]

NM Sen. Ivey-Soto resigns from the chairman position of an influential committee

By: - September 29, 2022

Fallout from a harassment complaint filed against New Mexico Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has now affected his position of power as a lawmaker in Santa Fe. Wednesday night, Ivey-Soto submitted a letter resigning from his chair position on the Senate Rules Committee. Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque) is still in office, and for now, he will retain a seat […]

Senators to weigh Ivey-Soto’s leadership position on Rules Committee

By: - September 28, 2022

A New Mexico state senator is facing ouster from a prominent legislative role.  Public calls to remove Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque) from office altogether started in the spring when he was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by lobbyist Marianna Anaya.  So far, Senate leadership is committed to pulling Ivey-Soto from the chairman position of […]

NM joins 20 states and DC in supporting the right to travel out of Texas for an abortion

By: - September 28, 2022

New Mexico’s Attorney General is now part of a 20-state coalition seeking to protect people living in Texas who must travel out of state for abortion services.  Last week, the state joined 20 others and the District of Columbia in an amicus brief in support of the class-action lawsuit Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton that […]

NM lawmakers delay voting on changes to Roundhouse harassment policies

By: - September 27, 2022

New Mexico legislators have two weeks to review proposals to change the Roundhouse anti-harassment policy to include an outside tie-breaker vote and clearer timelines to speed up investigations.  Sen. Linda Lopez (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. Daymon Ely (D-Corrales) introduced changes to the policy during a Legislative Council Committee hearing on Monday. While the committee did not […]

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous people call for help at Haaland event in Albuquerque

By: - September 23, 2022

Thursday night inside the UNM School of Law was a homecoming for Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who was warmly received by an audience of hundreds. But outside, families representing 17 missing or murdered Indigenous people were crying in the rain, asking when their loved ones, or justice, will come to their homes. Haaland, a 2006 […]

Tribal leaders testify before Congress about sovereignty in legal systems

By: - September 21, 2022

Sovereignty on Native American land is being attacked by the United States’ highest court, leaders from various tribal nations told members of Congress this week. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta earlier this year allows state prosecutors to take over criminal prosecutions for crimes that occur on Indigenous nations, and it’s causing confusion […]

NM lawmakers to weigh harassment investigations in the Roundhouse next week

By: - September 21, 2022

The harassment complaint filed against Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto might’ve stalled, but the effort to reform how these things play out could be starting soon. Next week, legislators will be in Santa Fe for a public meeting of the interim Legislative Council Committee, composed of 36 elected officials from the state Senate and House of Representatives. […]