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Federal Officials and Acoma Pueblo Leaders to Hold Press Conference to Make Significant Announcement regarding Item of Cultural Patrimony

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Federal officials and Tribal Leaders of the Pueblo of Acoma will hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the offices of the Bureau of the Indian Affairs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to make a significant announcement regarding an important item of cultural patrimony.

WHO:             The Honorable John C. Anderson

U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico

                        The Honorable Brian Vallo

Governor of the Pueblo of Acoma

                        James C. Langenberg

Special Agent in Charge, FBI Albuquerque Division

James “Jim” James

Deputy Bureau Director-Field Operations, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Member, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh

WHAT:          Press Conference

WHEN:          Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. MST

WHERE:       Bureau of Indian Affairs – Southwest Regional Office

                        Conference Room 133 on the First Floor

                        1001 Indian School Road NW

                        Albuquerque, NM 87104


NOTE:  All media representatives must present government-issued photo I.D. (i.e., driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials when they check in with security upon entering the building.  Media representatives may begin to arrive at 9:15 a.m.  Inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Sean Sullivan at 505-350-3153 or

NOTE ALSO:  Due to ongoing construction at the BIA-SWRO, visitors are encouraged to use 12th Street and Indian School to enter the premises. 

Updated January 6, 2020

Press Release Number: 19-188