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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.


  • Native American Student Services - 8th Annual Youth Honoring Ceremony - May 17, 2015 2-5 pm, Buffalo Thunder Resort - Nomination Form
  • Native American Summer Enrichment
    The Native American Summer Enrichment program is about building cultural community.  Native students go to schools throughout the city, but in the summer they have the opportunity to come together through this program to celebrate their shared traditions.  The summer session is free.  It begins in June, and takes place every day from 8am to 4pm, serving K-6 students.  There is a lead teacher for each class, and classes are generally small.  The morning activities focus on academic literacy; afternoon is time to explore cultural activities, working hand-in-hand with visiting artisans, including musicians, potters, painters, and healthy lifestyle coaches.  Free breakfast, lunch and snacks are served.  Nancy Davis, the Indian Education Coordinator, can be reached at 467-2644.
    Registration Form
  • 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 sponsoring a field trip to attend the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque on Friday, April 24. Admission and transportation will be provided. Call 467-2644 for more information and to reserve your spot.

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