Indian Resources Development

Indian Resources Development (IRD) was created by the Indian Resources Development Act in 1978 and is housed at New Mexico State University to serve the state of New Mexico.

Indian Resources Development (IRD) is a statewide program, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. IRD offers educational and professional development opportunities for Native American students in high school and college; and supports tribal nations in New Mexico in advancing their economic development goals in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, energy, business, workforce development, and education. 

Learn more about our goals and past successes:

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Find resources for high school students that will help them meet their academic and personal goals

High School

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Find resources for traditional, non-traditional, and first-generation college students

College or University

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Find resources for tribal entities

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Contact Us 

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Las Cruces Office
Indian Resources Development
MSC 3AG, PO Box 30003
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Office:
Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm 296
Phone: 575-646-1347
Email: ird@nmsu.edu

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Albuquerque Office
Indian Resources Development
Central New Mexico Community College–Montoya Campus
Albuquerque, NM  
Phone: 505-224-4052  
Email: ird@nmsu.edu

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Farmington Office
Indian Resources Development
Farmington, NM 
Phone: 575-646-1126
Email: ird@nmsu.edu


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