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City Publishes Report from First 4H Park Stakeholder Meeting

The City of Albuquerque (COA), which manages 4-H Park and recognizes the sensitive and sacred nature of this site, invited community stakeholders who have a connection to the site to share theirrecommendations for the next steps in determining the future of the burial site at 4-H Park to honor the lives of the children buried there and the site itself. Sixteen of those invited participated as panelists in a facilitated Zoom meeting on August 10, 2021.

Their recommendations will be presented to Mayor Tim Keller, COA Department of Parks and Recreation, and COA Office of Equity and Inclusion for consideration.

This meeting was one part of a much larger effort, which will be ongoing for years to come. As additional facets of this effort, and part of the COA “4H Park and Albuquerque Indian School Cemetery Action Plan” (see Appendix A), COA will engage in direct, government-to-government tribal consultation with tribes/pueblos most directly associated with the site to get their input and recommendations on the future of the site, including” Navajo, Zuni, Apache, Hopi and Pima (Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community).

COA will also engage with other Native American community organizations and Native American leaders who are interested stakeholders to get their input and recommendation on the future of the site. As an additional step in the Action Plan, COA will also seek input from the Albuquerque community.