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IE Act & Rules

IE Act & Rules 2023-02-16T14:58:28-07:00


Enacted in 2003, amended in 2007 and 2019

NM Indian Education Act


  • Equitable, culturally relevant learning environment for Indian students
  • Maintenance of Native languages
  • Partnerships to increase tribal involvement and control over schools
  • Tribes notified of curricula development for approval/support
  • Collaboration among relevant orgs to improve educational opportunities for Indian


    • Agreement re: alignment of Bureau of Indian affairs and state assessment programs
    • Cooperation among Navajo tribes across AZ, UT, NM
    • Parental involvement

Provide for:

      • Development of systems that positively affect academic success of Indian students
      • A formal government to government relationship between NM and NM tribes (including Indian
        Education Division)
      • Means for a relationship between state and urban Indian communities


Page last updated February 16, 2023