A bill recently proposed by New Mexico state Rep. Stephanie Maez (D-Albuquerque) would appropriate public money for the creation of a
“mobile shower” for the city’s homeless population. It follows similar projects in California and Arizona, but would be a true first in the U.S.
Floris White Bull, Lakota, confronted a store clerk over selling fake warbonnets and racist t-shirts in Albuquerque, where the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference was held this year. Thanks to complaints by her and others, the shirts have been removed. The headdress is still available, however.