American Studies Department - University of New Mexico

American Studies is a formal academic discipline that began more than seventy years ago as the United States was undergoing a series of crises over the meaning of the nation. Then, as now, American Studies has posed critical questions to Americans about the meaning of the United States in a global society. UNM's program, one of the first four American Studies programs in the nation, remains a dynamic place of critical inquiry, as well as a leading resource for scholarly explorations of the Southwest and New Mexico in particular.

Anthropology Department - University of New Mexico

The misson of Anthropology at UNM is the study of human cultural and biological diversity in past and present environments. We present our discipline’s contributions through teaching, research, and service. Our studies transcend time and place, linking the variety of forms, behaviors, and the meanings that underlie human experiences over the millennia of our existence. The three subfields, archaeology, ethnology, and evolutionary anthropology, apply a variety of perspectives and methods to this task.

Center for Native American Health

The UNM Health Sciences Center Center for Native American Health specializes in student and workforce development, community engagement, community-based participatory research (CBPR), community health assessment capacity building, program planning, and project management.

Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections

The University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections specializes in preserving historical manuscripts, books, photographs, architectural drawings, recordings, and other library materials relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., and Latin America. It also houses the UNM University Archives, as well as a collection of rare books on various topics from around the world.

Chicana and Chicano Studies Department - University of New Mexico

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at the University of New Mexico is an interdisciplinary program. The academic purpose of the department is to promote a critical understanding of Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano communities through teaching, research, and advocacy. Since our program resides at the flagship institution of the state that has the largest percentage of Hispanics in the country, this mission is integral to furthering the understanding of New Mexico’s present and the nation’s future.

Community and Regional Planning Program - University of New Mexico

The Mission of the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program is to plan and advocate with communities in the Southwest for their sustainable futures by delivering professional education, providing service, and engaging in useful research. The Program’s purpose is to provide future planners and professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to support planning that is responsive to people and place. Students of the CRP program work with communities, including their own, to create community-based plans, programs and policies that sustain and enhance their culture, resource base, built environment and economic vitality.

El Centro de la Raza - UNM

Since 1969, El Centro de la Raza (formerly Hispanic Student Services) has provided support services and academic programs for the largest and fastest growing ethnic population at the University of New Mexico. El Centro received its first special project state funding in 1995.

Hopi Cultural Preservation Office

Il Ngwesi Group Ranch

Timau, Kenya
Maasai owned land, an international role model for community based land and wildlife conservation; the only community run program in Kenya supporting a Rhino sanctuary.

Indian Arts Research Center, School for Advanced Research

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) is a division of the School for Advanced Research. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between creativity and scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects in Native American studies, art history, and creative expression that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. This is accomplished by providing fellowship opportunities for artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through seminars and symposia; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native American arts.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created as a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. As the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, the IPCC is a necessary first stop for visitors to New Mexico, providing an introduction for understanding the state's landscape, legacy, and story of continuance. The IPCC hosts traditional Native American dances every weekend year-round and offers an exciting schedule of cultural, educational, and community activities.

Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR)

The Institute for Indigenous Research (IFAIR) brings together faculty members from across disciplines to center Native American Studies as theory and praxis in all areas of scholarship. IFAIR facilitates research by providing active support for faculty and graduate research, highlighting Indigenous studies initiatives across campus, and providing a forum for interdisciplinary conversation between and among Native and non-Native faculty and students committed to such issues.  IFAIR promotes community-inspired, service-oriented scholarship that will link the university to Native American Nations and communities and generate discussion of Indigenous issues both within the university and in the surrounding area.

International Studies Institute (ISI)

The International Studies Institute (ISI) is an umbrella organization for the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico. The goal of the Institute is to pursue broad-based initiatives such as coordinating lecture series and conferences, reaching out to secondary schools, and supporting international and interdisciplinary study, research, and outreach programs.

Maxwell Museum - University of New Mexico

The Maxwell Museum is the oldest public museum in Albuquerque and actively supports and enhances the University of New Mexico’s mission of education, research and public service. While its primary emphasis on the American Southwest, the Museum's collections are worldwide in scope. The Museum offers compelling ongoing and temporary exhibits describing and interpreting anthropological subjects for all interested audiences. The Museum is dedicated to providing engaging educational opportunities through exhibitions and public programs, publications, tours, the Museum store and outreach programs to the Albuquerque public schools. The Museum charges no admission fee.

National Museum of the American Indian: Film and Media Program

To highlight the creative work of talented Native Americans in film and offer the public insight into contemporary issues and ways of life in Native communities, the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and New York City screens feature films, documentaries, experimental films, and short works by indigenous and independent filmmakers.

Native American Studies Department - University of New Mexico

Native American Studies (NAS) is an academic program committed to Indigenous research and scholarship.  NAS offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor degree granted through University Studies at the University of New Mexico.

O Instituto UK’A

Casa dos Saberes Ancestrais é uma instituição definida como OSCIP, sem fins-lucrativos e de caráter educativo e cultural.

Recovering Voices Program, Smithsonian Institution

The Recovering Voices Program recognizes that language communities and scholars have a mutual interest in documenting, revitalizing and sustaining languages and the knowledge embedded in them. Through Recovering Voices, the Smithsonian Institution strives to collaborate with communities and other institutions to address issues of indigenous language and knowledge diversity and sustainability at the national and global level.

The Chamiza Foundation

A private family foundation dedicated to providing support to New Mexico’s Pueblo Indian Tribes to help insure the sustainability of Pueblo culture.

The Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment

This internet-based project aims to build a dedicated portal for the exchange of scholarship, thinking and insights drawn from community-embedded experience and praxis at the interface between human rights and the environment.  Our aim is to build a global network of researchers, policy-makers, opinion-formers and community activists whose diversity forges new conversations and relationships. We are building a network for the creation of change – and it starts with the transformation of thinking.

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual, and interdisiiplinary consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas.  Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression, and politics, the organization explores embodied practice -- performance -- as a vehicle for creation of new meaning and transmission of cultural values, memory, and identity.

Tlowitsis Nation

The Tlowitsis are a British Columbia First Nation of 450 registered members. Their traditional territories span the coastal area of Northern Vancouver Island, Johnstone Strait and adjacent mainland inlets. The Tlowitsis were displaced from Kalagwees in the late 1960s, leading their people to be culturally and physically separated from their traditional territories. Since then, they have been a First Nation without a formal community to call home, and limited opportunities have been available for their people to take an active role in their community. In the spring of 2018, the Tlowitsis finalized the purchase of a 635-acre property in the Strathcona Regional District, just south of Campbell River where their new home community is being established.