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.

American Indian Day 2015
Event Sponsors


Turquoise Level Sponsors

Jicarilla Apache Nation - Turquoise Level Sponsor Labatt Food Service - Turquoise Level Sponsor Pueblo of Tesuque - Turquoise Level Sponsor
Pueblo of Santa Ana - Turquoise Level Sponsor Tamaya Enterprises Inc. - Turquoise Level Sponsor Twin Warriors Golf Club - Turquoise Level Sponsor Southern Sandoval Investments, Ltd. - Turquoise Level Sponsor
Prairie Star at Santa Ana Golf Club - Turquoise Level Sponsor Santa Clara Development Corporation - Turquoise Level Sponsor Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa - Turquoise Level Sponsor Santa Ana Star Casino - Turquoise Level Sponsor

Coral Level Sponsors

Navajo Gaming - Coral Level Sponsor Fire Rock Casino - Coral Level Sponsor Twin Arrows Casino - Coral Level Sponsor LAM Corporation - Coral Level Sponsor
Flowing Water Casino - Coral Level Sponsor Northern Edge Casino - Coral Level Sponsor
New Mexico Gas Company - Coral Level Sponsor Sounder, Miller & Associates - Coral Level Sponsor Native Community Finance - Coral Level Sponsor

Abalone Level Sponsors

Navajo Pride - Abalone Level Sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico - Abalone Level Sponsor PNM - Abalone Level Sponsor Dine College - Abalone Level Sponsor
Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. - Abalone Level Sponsor NAPPR, Inc. - Abalone Level Sponsor Native Home Capital - Abalone Level Sponsor Exhibit Solutions - Abalone Level Sponsor
Santa Fe Indian School - Abalone Level Sponsor


New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps

Calendar Year 2016/Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Hard copy Applications must be received no later than 4 p. m., MDT, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Any resulting offers based on this Request for Proposals (RFP) are valid until August 1, 2016.

Application Instructions: RFP FY17-Calendar Year 2016 Final.pdf

RFP Website:

Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest Conference

April 16 and 17, 2015
Sandia Resort & Casino
Albuquerque, NM

The Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest Conference is up on our website and off to a great start! Click on Link: Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest.

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


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

April 16-17, 2015

Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest

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.

Taos Pow Wow 2010 State Tribal Leaders Summit Pecos National Monument Breaking Ground IAD Public Relations Photo