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.
Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness
Traveling Exhibit and Reception
Sponsored by UNM and the National Library of Medicine
A unique exhibit that explores the connections among wellness, illness and cultural life for contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians is coming to UNM on April 22nd. The opening reception for the exhibit will feature a keynote address by Gayle Diné Chacon, MD, on April 23rd.
The National Library of Medicine's (NLM's) traveling exhibit, "Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness," is coming to UNM this spring. Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people's stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. "Native Voices" presents an inspiring story of endurance, resilience and self-determination.
The exhibit will be on display in the auditorium lobby of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education April 22 - October 18, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. Dr. Gayle Diné Chacon will deliver the keynote address.
- Exhibit and Opening Reception Flyer
- For more information, please call (505) 272-6518 or visit UNM's event page at http://hslic.unm.edu/news/2015/04/native-voices-exhibit-opens-at-domenici-center-on-april-22.html.
Miss Indian World Takes a Ride on the Train
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Miss Indian World will be in Albuquerque to help kick-off the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow Events, April 23-25, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is excited that her first stop will be to make an appearance on the train. Taylor Christianna Thomas is from the Shoshone-Bannock, Kickapoo, and Prairie Band Potawatomi, and resides on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Southeast Idaho. She is a student at Idaho State University, where she is majoring in political science. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Miss Indian World, up close and personal, on the New Mexico Rail Runner.
Ride with Miss Indian World on the following trains:
- Train #506 – Departs Downtown ABQ at 7:19 am - Arrives at Sandoval/US 550 at 7:58 am
- Train #509 – Departs Sandoval/ US 550 at 8:14 am - Arrives at Downtown ABQ at 8:45 am
5th Annual Professional Education Program for Behavioral Health Professionals
Sponsored by: Native American Training Institute, Inc.
Date: April 12 - 17, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Registration: (505) 205-3401
Acoma Pueblo Voted Best Native American Experience
In 2014, Acoma Pueblo received TOP HONORS as being voted the BEST NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in the USA.
We are also pleased to announce the release of a TV segment featuring the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Acoma Pueblo "Sky City" as the Official Best Cultural Attraction in New Mexico for 2013:
Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Kicking It into Gear
Sponsored by: Four Corners Economic Development
Date: April 25, 2015
Location: Quality Center for Business, San Juan College, 5101 College Blvd., Farmington, NM
Registration: (505) 566-3700
Event Info: (505) 566-3699 or email@example.com
Cannabis in Indian Country Seminar
Law Seminars International will be presenting a one-day seminar on June 8, 2015 in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ. Presentation topics will focus on the implications of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent policy statement regarding marijuana issues in Indian country and will cover tips and strategies for managing cannabis policy on Tribal lands.
Attorneys, Tribal representatives, agency officials, and business professionals involved in, or interested in becoming involved in the cannabis industry are encouraged to attend.
Registration information and agenda details are available on LSI's website at http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=15TRIBPAZ.
Criminal Justice Issues in and Around Indian Country
Sponsored by: Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Hidden Evidence Digital Forensics
Date: May 1, 2015
Location: Strater Hotel,
699 Main Ave, Durango, CO
Course Credit: 4.5 General Credits, 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism Credit
To register for this class, please visit the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Continuing Legal Education page located at http://www.nmcdla.org/component/content/article/35-cle-seminars/5669-indian-law-cle-registration.html.
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: http://www.iad.state.nm.us/rfp/YCC RFP FY17-Calendar Year 2016 Final.pdf
RFP Website: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/YCC/yccrfp.html
Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest Conference
April 16 and 17, 2015
Sandia Resort & Casino
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
Special provisions are now available for eligible Native Americans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. For benefit details and enrollment information, please visit www.bewellnm.com/how-to-enroll/native-americans/.
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|
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.
April 16-17, 2015
Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest
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
|Acoma Pueblo TIF Project|
|Look Across the Mountain III|
Christine B. Becker, President, Sundance Educational Consulting, Inc.
Walatowa Head Start Dancers - Jemez Pueblo