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.
Events for Native American Heritage Month
|November 21, 2014
|An Evening of Theatre - Near Water Theatre Troupe
This Native American Theatre company will feature actors Lynette Haozous, Kenneth Ruthardt and Ernest David Tsosie, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM. Adults $8; Students $5; 12 & under $3.
|November 22-23, 2014||First Annual Pueblo Film Festival
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
A 2-day event that showcases films made by Pueblo filmmakers, along with films with Pueblo themes and actors.
|November 25, 2014
|Santa Fe Public Schools Native American Student Services Program Writing Contest
SFPS Native American Student Services program is sponsoring a district wide writing contest on behalf of Native American Heritage Month for grades 3rd to 12th SFPS students, which is designed to encourage knowledge of Native American cultures. Writing submissions must be received by 11/25/14, with 3 winners receiving $50, an award, and a prize. See attached flyer entitled "NASS Writing Contest" for details, or contact Nancy Davis at 505-467-2644.
|November 2014||Pinterest Board from the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has a Pinterest board dedicated to Native American Heritage Month. Click on link to view:
|Native News Online.Net
Click on link for interesting Native American Census Bureau facts during Native American Heritage Month, provided by Native News Online.Net:
|PBS Native American Videos
In honoring Native American Heritage Month, PBS provides us with a collection of programs and videos displaying the cultural contributions of Native Americans. Click on link to see:
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.
- Governor Susana Martinez's Directive to DOH on Ebola Preparedness Plan
- Department of Health (DOH) Ebola Virus Presentation
- Indian Health Service (IHS) Preparedness Plan
- Department of Health Ebola Webpage
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.
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
- EO Consultation August 9 Agenda Handouts
- Cap Outlay EO Aug 2013 Tribal Sec Clifford Presentation
- E.O. 2013-006 and Indian Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos Presentation
- 2013 Grant Agreement Template Tribal Entity 8/02/13 Draft
To request additions or corrections to our website, please contact IAD at 476-1600.
- Strategic Plan
- Native American Tax Exemptions
- TIF Guidelines and Procedures
- TIF Participant Workbook
- State-Tribal Collaboration Act
- Economic Stimulus Information
- State-Tribal Policies