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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 grew up in Albuquerque and Gallup. He brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience. Most recently he covered Indigenous affairs with New Mexico In Depth. Shaun reports on issues important to Native Americans in urban and tribal communities throughout the state, including education and child welfare.

Nominee for Secretary of Interior, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, speaks after President-elect Joe Biden announced his climate and energy appointments at the Queen theater on Dec. 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Haaland is the first Native American nominated to serve on the presidential cabinet. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Interior Department report details the brutality of federal Indian boarding schools

By: - May 17, 2022

The atrocities committed at boarding schools designed and run by the federal government to eradicate Indigenous people were outlined by the U.S. Interior Department for the first time in a report published last week. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland held back tears as she described the scope of the investigation that identifies 408 federal Indian boarding schools […]

Cynthia Chavez Lamar

New director at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian shares priorities

By: - February 7, 2022

In times of stress, the balance of symmetry can center focus and calmness. That’s the solution for Cynthia Chavez Lamar, the recently appointed director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Her stress relief doodles follow the pottery designs that have surrounded the San Felipe Pueblo woman’s life.  “When things get a […]