IRD in the Media

  • August 3, 2020 - Renewable Roadmap - NMSU-led initiative helps build NM’s green energy economy

    • The work related to job creation and workforce development is led by NMSU’s College of Engineering and Indian Resources Development. The project will build on existing engineering instructional programs related to clean energy, create new curriculum, and work with NMSU branch campuses, community colleges and even high schools to provide educational opportunities and encourage youth to pursue clean energy-related careers. This effort includes special emphasis on working with Native American communities on business development and entrepreneurship.

  • Fall 2020 - NMSU College of ACES Connecting From A Distance

    • On page 24, the NMSU Colleges of ACES highlights the resilience of IRD to move the 2020 Dream Keepers camp online despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Spring 2020 - NMSU College of ACES Creating Opportunity through IRD

    • On page 16, the NMSU College of ACES highlights the IRD and the work they do with Native American youth through internships and educational camps.

IRD & NMSU Arrowhead Center

IRD Dream Keepers Summer Camp

  • May 26, 2021 - NMSU to host 2021 Dream Keepers Online Camp in July. For the second consecutive year, New Mexico State University’s Indian Resources Development will host the Dream Keepers Online summer camp.

  • Fall 2020 - NMSU College of ACES Connecting from a Distance. On page 14, the NMSU College of ACES highlights the IRD Dream Keepers Online and other programs for adapting to a virtual format to better serve New Mexico youth.

  • July 22, 2020 - High school Indigenous students from 11 New Mexico tribes participate in career exploration summer camp enhanced by a grant from the American Indian College Fund.

  • May 8, 2020 - NMSU to continue Dream Keepers summer experience with virtual format. Dream Keepers Online offers students an opportunity to explore college and career opportunities in a variety of fields including agriculture, natural resources, engineering and business through virtual field trips, virtual campus visits and interactive online activities.

New Mexico State University News

International Indigenous Leadership Exchange

In March of 2019, Indian Resources Development and Aggies Go Global partnered to put on the first-ever International Indigenous Leadership Exchange to Guatemala.

They brought 10 Indigenous students from New Mexico State University to Guatemala over a week to exchange with and learn from Maya leaders in the community of Copal AA La Esperanza.

Group photo of students and community members in the jungle of Guatemala