is that tribal nations, tribal communities and Indigenous people are happy, healthy and prosperous and that traditional ways of life are honored, valued and respected.
How We Can Help
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Force
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) Task Force Act establishes collaboration with tribal governments, tribal law enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Justice to determine the scope of the problem, identify barriers, and create partnerships to improve processes for reporting and investigating cases.
Energy Transition Act
The Energy Transition Act (ETA) was developed over the course of a year with collaboration by community organizations, unions, energy groups and advocates, the ETA establishes New Mexico as a national leader in clean energy. The ETA sets a statewide renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2030 for New Mexico investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives and a goal of 80 percent by 2040, in addition to setting zero-carbon resources standards for investor-owned utilities by 2045 and rural electric cooperatives by 2050.
Indigenous Youth Council
The Indigenous Youth Council (IYC) was formed in February 2021 following two listening sessions that the IAD held with tribal youth from across the state. Issues discussed ranged from the desire to have access to higher education resources to behavioral and mental health needs for tribal communities. Participants also voiced the desire to have more intertribal connections between the Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos in the state.
IAD provides this space to come together to share mutual experiences, collaborate on shared initiatives, and build community.
Behavioral Health/Suicide Prevention
The Behavioral Health Program is committed to support and enhance the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of NM Tribal Indigenous Peoples.
Programs & Funding
Tribal Infrastructure Fund
Through this competitive funding, all federally recognized tribes, nations and pueblos within New Mexico have an opportunity to submit a robust project proposal for their community.
Capital Outlay funds are used to build, improve or equip physical property that will be used by the public.
Special project grant funding is not intended to be a permanent funding source for entities but rather a short-term allocation. Consequently, projects should demonstrate progress towards self-sustainability.
Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Programs
These programs are focused on building tribal capacity to implement culturally appropriate tobacco cessation and prevention initiatives that recognize the unique ceremonial uses of tobacco while reducing the use of commercial tobacco use and its harmful effects.
James R. Mountain, IAD Cabinet Secretary, Designate
James R. Mountain is a former governor of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, serving from 2006-2007 and 2015-2017. During his tenure as governor, he led the pueblo in completing the decades-old Aamodt Water Settlement, ensuring the pueblo’s water rights in perpetuity, as well as the principles of agreement with Santa Fe County in 2017 and the Indian Land Claims Settlement in 2006. He also previously served on the pueblo’s Supreme Court and tribal council. Since 2018, he has owned and operated Mountain+Associates, LLC., a state-tribal affairs consulting firm.
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