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The Indian Education Department provides special programs to students and families who have submitted a Form 506 and Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) to the department. 

There are several resource teachers available at various elementary, middle, and high school to provide academic and cultural enrichment to Native American students.

The Indian Education Department (IED) was established as part of the Albuquerque Public School district in 1974, with the primary purpose for advocacy and representation for the 115 different American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes enrolled in the school district. There are approximately 5,650 or 5.1% AI/AN students currently enrolled in APS.

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 Chief Manuelito Scholarship Information

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA) is requesting nominations for the 2021-2022 Chief Manuelito Scholarship. Navajo seniors are required to meet all eligibility criteria prior to graduating high school. ONNSFA will review the high school transcript for cumulative grade point average (GPA), corresponding ACT/SAT test score, must earn 1 unit of Navajo Language and 0.5 unit of Navajo Government. Weighted GPAs will be used for high schools that include the information on the final transcript. The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 by ONNSFA to provide merit scholarships to qualified Navajo students who excel academically. The estimated award of $7,000.00 for the 2020-2021 academic year will be awarded early July 2021.

Posted April 14, 2021

Title VI Public Hearing & Indian Parent Committee Meeting

April 15, 2021 5 PM Zoom Meeting

Posted April 12, 2021

 Healthy Native Youth Virtual Conference

Healthy Native Youth Virtual Conference April 26-29, 2021

Posted April 5, 2021

Virtual JOM Public Hearing and Indian Education Committee/Parent Committee Meeting March 18, 2021

The next Johnson O'Malley (JOM) and Indian Education Committee / Indian Parent Committee (IEC/IPP) meeting will be on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5 pm. It will be a zoom meeting.

Posted March 11, 2021

 Indian Education Division offers help for students!

The Indian Education Division at the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is here to assist prospective and current students navigate their higher education path. Below are resources on key areas that prospective and current students need to consider such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid, Institutional Scholarships, and more. If you’re a student and there is something more specific that you have a question about, please contact us using the chat box below. We are here to help!

Posted February 19, 2021