The Indian Tourism program actively promotes tourism through meaningful consultation with New Mexico’s twenty-two Native American tribes and the state’s American Indian organizations in a manner sought by each tribal community. The program provides support with product development and training, conducts ongoing outreach with tribal communities, assists in data collection and analysis and aims to secure equitable Native American representation and funding in the tourism industry.
In 2003, the Governor of the State of New Mexico and 21 of the 22 Indian Tribes, Nations and Pueblos of New Mexico adopted the 2003 Statement of Policy and Process to “establish and promote a relationship of cooperation, coordination, open communication and good will, and [to] work in good faith to amicably and fairly resolve
issues and differences.” In 2005, Executive Order 2005-004 mandated that the Executive State agencies adopt pilot tribal consultation plans with the input of the 22 New Mexico Tribes. Visit the State-Tribal Consultation, Collaboration and Communication Policy as adopted by the Tourism Department.