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.
- IED College-Career-TribalServices-Fair
- Signed Affirmation of Tribal Consultation Navajo Nation 2023
- Signed Affirmation of Tribal Consultation Sandia Pueblo 2023
- Detailed narrative-Tribal Consultation April 26, 2023
- DISD FY23 23-24 Budget Summary – State and Federal Grants
- Plan for tribal consult
- Signed JAN Consultation for SY 23-24
- Affirmation of Tribal Consultation (NNDODE)
- Affirmation of Tribal Consultation (POA) 11.8.22
- Affirmation of Tribal Consultation (POL)
- Signed Navajo Nation Affirmation Form – Fall 2022-2023
- Signed Navajo Nation Affirmation Form – Spring 2022-2023
- Signed Zuni Affirmation Form – Fall 2022-2023