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 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.

                                                                                                                                                        Last updated, January 9, 2017

IAD Announcements

Welcome new Pueblo governors and leadership!
Use the following link to access the latest contact information for Pueblo governors and first and second lieutenant governors: Click Here

Indian Day 2017
On behalf of Cabinet Secretary Zunie, the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department invites you to attend the 2017 American Indian Day at the Roundhouse, "Partnering for a Better Tomorrow" on Friday, February 3, 2017. (Agenda forthcoming)

2017 American Indian Day



General Announcements


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