Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Eight Northern Pueblos Council Endorses Santa Fe Mayor David Coss
The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Board of Governors voted unanimously to endorse Mayor David Coss at their meeting on February 16th, according to a statement released today. The Board of Governors represents the Pueblos of Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, San Ildeffonso, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris and Taos.
The Governors cited Mayor Coss’s “candid response to their questions regarding the Santa Fe Indian School and (his) willingness to work with the Pueblos regarding this and other issues presented.”
“I’m extremely honored to have the support of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council,” said Mayor Coss. “Having a respectful and open relationship with tribal governments is very important to me. I have the utmost respect for tribal sovereignty, and very clearly understand the importance of good government to government relations. I look forward to working with the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council to strengthen the economic condition of the Santa Fe Indian School and ensure needed services.”
Mayor Coss has a proven track record for working well with tribal governments. He reached out to assure consultation on the Santa Fe Convention Center that resulted in a historic agreement between the Pueblo of Tesuque and the City of Santa Fe, according to his campaign. He also facilitated respectful consultations with Santa Domingo regarding commercial airline service at the Santa Fe Airport. Additionally, the Coss administration has worked with tribal government to resolve water issues and to assist San Ildefonso Pueblo with operations of its water treatment system.
Click to see a list of organizations that have endorsed Mayor Coss.