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IAD Insight August 2018

NM Indian Affairs Department Updates

The Indian Affairs Department is an essential resource to those it primarily serves—the Native Americans of New Mexico. As a cabinet-level department, IAD is a single point of contact for its constituents to a broad array of services from state agencies, organizations, and private sector partners.

IAD’s vision is to make certain that New Mexico’s Native American citizens have the right to remain active participants in their communities and the State’s affairs, to be treated with respect and dignity, to continue to create avenues for reaching self-sufficiency, and to retain their cultural heritage. Our mission is to support the tribal communities’ efforts to meet their challenges and expand their opportunities, leverage state resources for tribal benefit and work to create vital relationships across state, tribal, philanthropic, educational and private sectors for the New Mexico Nations, Pueblos and Tribes.

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