New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

What We Do

Since 2003 the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) has implemented groundbreaking state-tribal policies intended to improve the quality of life for the state's Indian citizens. IAD's policy initiatives are designed to strengthen tribal and state relations and address the challenges we face in our communities; challenges such as economic development, infrastructure improvement, the protection of our cultures and languages, health care accessibility, and educational opportunities for our most precious resource, our children.

On our website, you will learn more about the wonderful work IAD is doing for New Mexico and for the Indian citizens of our great state. As the first and only cabinet level state Indian affairs department in the nation, we continue to set the standard for what is possible when state and tribal governments work together to address mutual concerns in respectful and positive dialogue between sovereign governments.

TIF Application Portal

The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department is proud to announce the NEW IMPROVED TIF APPLICATION PORTAL. It was launched at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 5, 2015 to receive applications for Tribal Infrastructure Funding in the 2015 Funding Cycle, and will remain open until 5:00 PM on Friday February 6, 2015 (MST). Click on the Tribal Infrastructure Fund tab under TIF Application Portal.

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

Special provisions are now available for eligible Native Americans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. For benefit details and enrollment information, please visit

State-Tribal Ebola Preparedness Plan

In light of the recent attention to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa and the possibility of more cases in the United States, IAD, DOH, NMDHSEM and IHS have offered partnership to the Indian nations, tribes and pueblos of New Mexico. A telephone conference was held with the tribal leaders, state departments, and other interested parties on October 24, 2014. A presentation by the Department of Health's Epidemiologists from Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, as well as the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, provided expertise and also answered questions about this issue. Resources are provided below with contact and reference information to assist in preparedness and address concerns on the Ebola virus.

Preparedness Information:

Contacts for Ebola Concerns:

State Emergency Operations Center (505) 476-9635
Ebola Hot-Line (505) 827-0006
Michael Landen, NMDOH (505) 476-3575
Samuel Swift, NMDOH (505) 476-1788
Marcella Benton, NMDHSEM (505) 476-9690
Evonne Gantz, NMDHSEM (505) 476-9684


2015 American Indian Day - Updates will be posted under the Meetings & Events tab.

January - March 2015

New Mexico State Personnel Office (SPO) Training and Development Bureau

For State Employees: Down below you will find the January - March 2015 Training Schedule coordinated through SPO.

Please register with SPO if you would like to schedule trainings at, or by e-mail to Casey Stone-Romero at

February 5-6, 2015

American Indian Day at the New Mexico Legislature

Presentation Materials from the August 9, 2013 Tribal Consultation on Order 2013-066

To request additions or corrections to our website, please contact IAD at 476-1600.