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Indian Education 2022-02-09T13:23:38-07:00

Please see the NMPED’s recent guidance document re: Supporting Native American Education (PDF)

Please see the NMPED’s recent guidance document re: Internet Connectivity Concerns on Tribal Lands (PDF)

Indian Education Act funding FY16-21 received by Tribes/Nations/Pueblos and Districts/Charters (PDF)

Grants offered to the NM tribes, and to local education agencies (LEAs), including state-chartered charter schools, and locally chartered charter schools, serving a significant numbers of Native American students for fiscal years 2016–2021, grants awarded 2016 –2017; were awarded to develop curriculum and instructional materials, including a teacher certification and assessment processes. Grants awarded 2017-2019; awarded to recipients to develop programs in one or more of the five priority areas: 1) attendance and truancy, 2) cultural competency and culturally responsive learning environments, 3) college and career readiness, 4) supporting native language programs and English learners, and 5) school systems alignment between PED/Bureau of Indian Education operated schools/tribally controlled schools. Non Competitive grants awarded 2019-2021, were awarded to recipients to develop programs in one or more of the four priority areas: 1) College, Career and Life Readiness, 2) Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Education and Social and Emotional Learning, 3) Culture and Identity Development, and 4) Increasing Access to Native American Language Programs. Also included in this document are the Priorities and Outcomes for FY20-21.


To increase American Indian student academic and cultural achievement through culturally-relevant pedagogy, native language, and collaborative partnerships.


All American Indian students will become proficient in academic, cultural, and leadership standards to become productive and contributing members of their pueblo/tribe/nation and state.


Pursuant to the Indian Education Act (IEA) 22-23 A-6 (PDF), the “Indian Education Advisory Council” was created and shall advise the secretary and assistant secretary on implementation of the provisions of the IEA.


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