San Ildefonso Governor Terry Aguilar was invited to address the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night and chair Sharon Stover said she was eager to work with the pueblo.
Aguilar explained that the pueblo’s new form of governance, which was approved by the Secretary of the Interior on Dec. 21, is slowing progress on many issues.
“I wanted to explain to you that the way business has been done in the past is different, and it’s not as easy to move things forward, and its going to be taking a slow pace,” Aguilar said. “Because we’re learning, and we’re trying to develop new governance.”
The new system allows women to be part of the governing body for the first time.