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.

IAD Announcements

Congratulations to the Walatowa Charter High School

The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department would like to congratulate the Walatowa Charter High School on their 91% Graduation Rate. To read more about their news feature in the Santa Fe New Mexican, click here.

2015 Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Project Awards

The Tribal Infrastructure Board has released the listing of awardees for the 2015 Tribal Infrastructure Fund, the listing can be found at the following link: 2015 TIF Award Listing

General Announcements

Free Two-Day Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

RedWind is pleased to present a free two-day workshop in partnership with the Acoma Business Board of the Pueblo of Acoma for anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business. The event is free and open to the public. All class material and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost. This small business development workshop will take place at the Sky City Casino Hotel on July 16th and 17th.

For more information, click on the following link:

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:

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