State Tribal Collaboration Act
State Tribal Collaboration
Victoria Kaniatobe – Tribal Liaison
The State Tribal Collaboration Act provides the framework for the state and tribes to work together to develop successful programs and services to benefit New Mexico’s Native American citizens. It also mandates a yearly Summit. The Act requires cabinet-level agencies to develop policies that promote beneficial collaboration between the state and tribal governments; designate agency tribal liaisons; provide for culturally appropriate training to state agency employees who work with tribes; and, provide annual reporting that accounts for each agency’s accomplishments pursuant to the Act.
Every division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department stands ready and available to collaborate with the governing authority of an Indian Nation, Tribe and Pueblo or appropriate Tribal liaisons in order to allow for government-to-government cooperation.
The Tribal Liaison serves as an intergovernmental relations resource within NMRLD to strengthen state tribal relationships and improve communications.