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Native American Student Services
Photo of Students at Harvest Feast   Overview
The Native American Student Services provides educational support for all eligible American Indian/Alaskan Native students (K-12). In order for students to be eligible to participate in the program they must have a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) and an ED 506 form on file.


  • Canes of Power- A documentary DVD is available for classroom use (supports NM History curriculum). The dvd documents and explains the significance of the Lincoln Canes and the celebration of the recently appointed and elected Tribal leaders on January 6 (3 Kings Day Celebration) at our neighboring Pueblos. Several copies are available for use.

  • NASS  is seeking 2-3 interested teachers to attend the 2015 Introduction to Project Venture Facilitator Workshop to be held in Albuquerque on Feb. 11, 12, 13. Scholarships are available for fees and expenses. If interested call Nancy Davis at 467-2644 and visit

The program goals and priorities are established by the Native American Student Services staff along with the Indian Education Committee consisting of parents, teachers, and students.

Some of the services provided are: academic tutoring, student/parent advocacy (IEP's, hearings, school site concerns), school supply distribution, school uniform distribution, college preparatory services, student fees, college applications, testing, lab, extra-curricular activities, student field trip (cultural/academic), Annual Youth Honoring Ceremony, a summer enrichment program and various activities throughout the school year.

The Mission of the Native American Student Services for the Santa Fe Public Schools
To address the unique academic, language and culturally responsive needs of all American Indian/Alaska Native students and to ensure that students from all tribes/pueblos represented in the SFPS meet academic excellence standards of the State of New Mexico and all federally required standards to close the achievement gap.

The Vision of the Native American Student Services for the Santa Fe Public Schools
  • To prepare American Indian/Alaska Native students in reaching their fullest potential academically and to think critically in becoming socially responsive adults with a culturally rich heritage.
  • To increase the knowledge and awareness of school staff in Native American culture.
  • To increase parent participation in monthly meetings and school activities.

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Multicultural Director
Dr. Sandra Rodriguez
(505) 467-2579

Native American Student Services, Coordinator
Nancy Davis
(Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
(505) 467-2644

Language Acquisition & Support Coordinator

Dr. Suzanne Jacquez Gorman
(505) 467-2616

Administrative Assistant
Amy Casados
(Isleta Pueblo/Navajo)
(505) 467-2547

BF Young Building
1300 Camino Sierra Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505