The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) has named Charmaine Jackson, a communications professional, as the PRC's Native American Liaison, responsible for keeping open lines of communication between the regulators and all Indian nations, tribes and pueblos in the state. Jackson will advise the five-member elected regulatory commission on all Native American matters and is expected "to establish and maintain mutual understanding and good relations." A communications/journalism graduate from the University of New Mexico, Jackson previously served as the public information officer for the Navajo Nation's president and vice president (2002-04). She also served as the information officer for the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (2004-06). Jackson was the first Native American news reporter to broadcast in the Four Corners region of the state with an NBC-TV network affiliate, KOBF-TV, in Farmington, NM. One of the five current PRC members, Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, previously served the commission in the same liaison position.

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