New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

State-Tribal Collaboration Act

The State Tribal Collaboration Act provides the framework for the state and tribes to work together to develop successful programs and services to benefit New Mexico's Native American citizens. It also mandates a yearly Summit. The Act requires cabinet-level agencies to develop policies that promote beneficial collaboration between the state and tribal governments; designate agency tribal liaisons; provide for culturally appropriate training to state agency employees who work with tribes; and, provide annual reporting that accounts for each agency's accomplishments pursuant to the Act.