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.

IAD Announcements

Press Release - New Infrastructure Manager

To read more about our new Infrastructure Manager Laura Vanoni, please click here.

TIF Board Guidelines and Procedures 

The Tribal Infrastructure Board recently approved revisions to the Guidelines and Procedures at the October 28, 2015 meeting. The changes made in this document will go in effect during the next Tribal Infrastructure Funding Cycle. To view the finalized version of the Tribal Infrastructure Board Guidelines and Procedures document, click here.

General Announcements

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

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