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Tribal Consultation

Tribal Consultation 2023-11-20T15:31:52-07:00

NMPED Tribal Consultation Background

The New Mexico Public Education Department, along with its Indian Education Department, has worked to implement the amendments to the 1965 Education and Secondary Education Act known as the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Timely and meaningful tribal consultation with the state’s 23 federally recognized tribes and their communities has been at the core of the federal and state legislative measures created to improve education in New Mexico.

Affirmation of Tribal Consultation

The purpose of the Affirmation of Consultation document for Local Education Agencies is to establish a tribal consultation process that enhances the relationship between LEAs and the Tribes, Nations and Pueblos of New Mexico Per section 8538 of the new federal ESSA requirements. The affected local educational agencies (LEAs) must consult with Indian tribes, or those tribal organizations approved by the tribes located in the area served by the LEA, prior to submitting a plan or application for covered programs.

Under section 8538, an affected LEA is one that either: 1) has 50 percent or more of its student enrollment made up of AI/AN students; or 2) received an Indian education formula grant under Title VI of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, in the previous fiscal year that exceeds $40,000.



Affirmations Received


Aztec Municipal Schools_TribalConsultation

Bloomfield– Tribal Consultation April 2023

CCSD- 2023_001 (1)

Cuba- Signed Affirmation Page April23


Dream Dine-Tribal Consultation (Signed) 4-26-2023

Dulce consultation by lea

FMS- Spring 2023 Affirmation of Tribal Consultation

Gordon Bernell


GMCS- Affirmation of Tribal Consultation for Local Educational Agencies April_2023

Hozho- tribal affirmation

JMPS- tribal Consultation

LLPS– tribal consultation


PISD_Picuris Tribal Consultation 3.30.23

PVS- doc06451720230330141402

RRPS- FY24 Affirmation of Tribal Consultation



Six Directions

TMS- Tribal consultation 2023 SIGNED


Tribal Consultation Resources

Tribal Consultation guide 2022_quick reference

Tribal Consultation Guide_2022

Contact information- NM Pueblos

Contact information- Navajo Nation

Contact information- NM Apaches

ESSA FAQ Tribal Consultation (DOE)

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

NIEA-Building Relationships

Tribal Consultation Presentation

Navajo Nation Tribal Consultation Guide 2019 

Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education (DODE)

Page last updated November 20, 2023