The New Mexico Dental Association participated in the 25th Annual American Indian Day at the Legislature in Santa Fe, Friday, February 3rd. Our team of Communications Director Michael Moxey, ADDS Executive Director/ NMDA-Associate Director of Membership (and member of the Diné Nation) Kansas Begaye and Native American Consultant (and Sandia Pueblo member) Stephine Poston spoke with key Native American leaders about oral health initiatives and handed out oral health care supplies to tribal members throughout the morning. We were able to meet with Governors and President from various Nations and Tribes, including President Ben Shelly of the Navajo Nation, to discuss the NMDA’s commitment to addressing oral health care access issues and education programs on sovereign tribal lands. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Executive Director Ron Soliman hosted the event at the Roundhouse, which included a speech from Governor Susana Martinez.
22- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Kansas Begaye
12- Kansas staffs our table
13- Communications Director Michael Moxey
14- Representative James Roger Madelena, Co-Chair of the Indian Affairs Committee, with Kansas Begaye and Stephine Poston