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Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 460 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 884-6392
Fax: (505) 872-8849

Full staff listing

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.

Indian Education Department Brochure 2019-2020 (PDF)

APS Tribal Statistics November 2019 (PDF)

APS Parent survey 2019 Summary Report (PDF)

Zuni Language Teacher, Bernard Chimoni, Special Video

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Indian Education News

Indian Ed Summer 2020 Information

Summer School Enrichment Program GradPoint

Posted April 13, 2020

First Nation offers "to go" meals

The Indigenous Plate Program is providing hot “To-Go” meals for breakfast and lunch (M-F) at our All Nations Wellness & Healing Center located at 6416 Zuni Rd. SE. This is an important life-source for our families and relatives. This is available to all families not just Native American families.

Posted March 24, 2020

Networking - Internships - Jobs

Great opportunities for Native American students and their families for networking, internships, and jobs.

Posted February 26, 2020

 Teaching New Mexico History: Indigenous Perspectives

This three-credit course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education at UNM who are interested in teaching social studies with an enhanced knowledge of New Mexico History with Indigenous perspectives. The purpose of this course is for social studies educators to enhance curriculum and instruction of social studies at the elementary and secondary levels.

Posted February 25, 2020

 5th Annual Native Youth Empowerment Symposium

Inspired by Generation Indigenous (GEN-I), the 5 th annual Native Youth Empowerment Symposium is an opportunity for Native youth to interact with Tribal leaders and industry experts representing non-profits, government agencies, and tribal services with knowledge in financial literacy, money management, and entrepreneurship.

Posted February 19, 2020