Indian Education

Mission Statement

The Indian Education Division is responsible for building, ensuring and maintaining effective two way communication between the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) and Tribal Communities within the State. This includes individual in-person meetings, phone conferences, video conferences and electronic communications between the Division Director/Tribal Liaison and all Tribes, Nations and Pueblos within the State. These relationships and communications are essential to Government-to-Government communications and Tribal Consultation.

The Indian Education Division is committed to working with Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico for the best interests of Native American Students in Higher Education. The Division works to promote and share NMHED resources available for Native American Students. In addition, the Division will work with Tribes, Nations and Pueblos to hear needs, concerns and questions and work to address them accordingly. The Indian Education Division is also responsible for upholding the provisions of the State Tribal Collaboration Act and the NMHED State Tribal Collaboration Act Communications Policy.


  • Strengthen the relationships between NMHED and Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico
  • Create new opportunities for Native American students to translate their education to careers at their home communities
  • Explore partnerships with Tribes, Nations and Pueblos, and other agencies/entities to address issues of mutual concern

Division Staff 






Nathan Moquino

Tribal Liaison, Director of Indian Education Division


2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

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