Boards and Commissions Membership

Commission on Indian Affairs
Ordinance (2-6-6-1)
It is the purpose of 2-6-6-1 et seq., to promote the health, safety and general welfare of its citizenry through the creation of a Commission on Indian Affairs to serve as an advocate of Indian affairs to investigate, study and consider the subject of Indian conditions within the City of Albuquerque, including, but not limited to, matters of employment, education, economy, health, environment, government, and access to services in the City.
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint the members of the Commission. The term of office of each member of the Commission shall be three years; of the board members first named, however, two shall have terms ending October 1, 1995, two shall have terms ending October 1, 1996, and one shall have a term ending October 1, 1997. The Mayor shall determine which member is to serve which term.
(Ord. 20-1995)
The Board shall:
(A) Serve as an advocate of Indian affairs by acting as a liaison between the City and the Indian community in order to bring Indian concerns to the City's attention; by educating the City on the problems of Indian citizens of Albuquerque; by researching the economic conditions of Indians in Albuquerque and the economic contributions of Indians to the City; and by researching the social, economic, environmental, health, educational, and governmental problems which affect Indian people.
(B) Improve the employment opportunities of Indians in the City's public and private sectors by monitoring the employment of Indians in the work force and encouraging parity of employment; by developing methods to enable employers to recruit, hire, train and promote Indians; and by developing and maintaining a hiring pool of qualified Indians for employment consideration.
(C) Work with the Indian community to increase awareness of and access to services and programs in the City of Albuquerque; and monitor statistical data and advise the Mayor regarding the number of Indian citizens accessing City services.
(D) Support economic development for Indian entrepreneurs including educating Indian business enterprises as to the process(es) for acquiring government contracts.
(E) Make recommendations to the Mayor for placement of Indians on City boards, committees and commissions.
(F) Provide an opportunity for the presentation and exchange of ideas in respect to Indian affairs of the City by all interested persons.
(G) Submit annually a written report of its activities and an evaluation of the effectiveness of 2-6-6-1 et seq. to the Mayor and the City Council with recommendations for changes.
(Ord. 20-1995)
Current Membership
At-LargeMr. Ronald J Solimon
At-LargeDr. Lloyd L Lee
At-LargeMr. William F Riding In
At-LargeMr. Michael Canfield
At-LargeMs. Laurie A Weahkee
Contact: Dawn Begay, (505) 505-262-6596