New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Issues Statement On Passing Of Sen. Carlos Cisneros

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Indian Affairs Department News:

Lynn A. Trujillo, Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo, Indian Affairs Department issued the following statement today on the passing Tuesday of Sen. Carlos Cisneros:

“Today we mourn the passing of Senator, Carlos Cisneros. Senator Cisneros dedicated his life to advocating for Northern New Mexico communities, which include the eight northern pueblos (Nambé, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos, and Tesuque) in the New Mexico Senate. The Senator touched the lives of thousands of New Mexicans over the course of his 34-year career. He will leave behind a legacy of commitment and service to the people of New Mexico. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and to the people of New Mexico.”

Governor Michael Chavarria, Pueblo of Santa Clara issued the following statement:

“It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Denator Carlos Cisneros. I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work with him during his time in the New Mexico Legislature and grateful for the service that he provided to the tribal communities of Northern New Mexico.”

Governor Richard Aspenwind, Pueblo of Taos issued the following statement:

“Thank you, Senator Cisneros, you were a good example of a public servant, a good friend to Taos Pueblo.”