In this E-short edition from New Mexico 2050, Veronica E. Tiller—a Jicarilla Apache who is the editor and publisher of the renowned reference guide Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country—surveys the history and present-day roles of Indian tribes in New Mexico. Considering the key issues impacting Native Americans—including climate change, water resources, energy development, education, and health—Tiller reveals what New Mexicans can do to ensure a more satisfying and rewarding future for all.
Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, a Jicarilla Apache, holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico. She is CEO of Tiller Research, Inc., a consulting firm in Albuquerque.
Former US Senator Fred Harris is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the UNM Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program. He has produced nineteen nonfiction books on public policy, politics, and government, including the coedited Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States.