Institute for American Indian Education
Originally created in 2004, the Institute for American Indian Education (IAIE) was created by Native education faculty in the College of Education in response to the overwhelming need to increase the number of Native American teachers and improve American Indian Education. In 2017, the work expanded to collaborate with other faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Native American Studies (NAS) as a planning effort to revitalize the institute.
The mission of the Institute for American Indian Education is to support community intergenerational well-being and educational outcomes of Indigenous Peoples by cultivating the quality of educational professionals through community engagement with Native Nations and collaborative partnerships with educational stakeholders.
News and Upcoming Events
January 25, 2024 | IAIE Brown Bag
ABSTRACT: This study aims to assess the needs and the creation of a collaborative entity in New Mexico to support Native students in higher education. Indigenous students pursuing postsecondary degrees often face isolated support systems, and this study proposes the creation of a collaborative effort to foster a supportive, encouraging, network, building relationships, share ideas, establish a vision and goals, and provide mutual benefits for all constituents. Through qualitative research, including sharing circles and individual interviews with Native American professionals, this study identifies the need for a statewide higher education collaborative in New Mexico. Drawing insights from existing collaboratives in Arizona (ATUIE) and South Dakota, this research offers a foundation for the proposed collaborative’s development and benefits.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 09:00 am
In light of the 5 year anniversary of the landmark Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico ruling, the 2023 7th Annual Institute for American Indian Education (IAIE) Summit will focus on changes that have occurred to provide a sufficient education to Native American students, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners, and children with disabilities. The summit will recap what happened, what is currently happening, and what lies in the future of the case.
March - June 2023 | 06:00 pm
Our Curriculum Fair were we host a variety of sessions featuring curriculum development workshops, presentations on the Indigenous Wisdom project with opportunities to speak with the authors, and panels.
The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico leads the nation in the number of Native faculty that represent a diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Individually each faculty member is engaged in research that serves Indigenous Peoples and Nations. Collectively, Native faculty engage in critical dialogue on issues of scholarship/research, teaching, and service.
The Institute host monthly brown bag series, indigenous research conferences, annual summits, curriculum fairs, and many more event. To keep up with the IAIE’s events, head to our website at iaie.unm.edu to subscribe to our ListServ.
IAIE’s mission is to support community intergenerational well-being and educational outcomes of Indigenous Peoples by cultivating the quality of educational professionals through community engagement with Native Nations and collaborative partnerships with educational stakeholders.
Our monthly series of the Institute for American Indian Education (IAIE) at University of New Mexico where our members talk about their research and current work related to educator preparation, language and culture, leadership, and other topics related to Indigenous education.
The Institute for American Indian Education consists of Native Faculty in the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Native American Studies. Collectively, IAIE faculty recognize the critical nature of preparing pre-service educators, administrators (K-12 and higher education), non-teaching educational professionals, researchers, and policy makers to work with Native People in the state.