What We Stand For
Our mission is to unite community stakeholders to actively improve the quality of life for Native American communities and protect the continuity of Native American cultures. We promote awareness and action on issues facing Native American communities through community organizing and education strategies. We are committed to social, economic and environmental justice principles that advance healthy and sustainable communities for Native families living in New Mexico.
We Advocate for Native American Working Families.
Naeva (formerly NAVA Education Project) & NMNV work directly with New Mexico’s tribal communities, including the 19 NM Pueblos, the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the Mescalero Apache Tribe.
We are based in and conduct operations in Albuquerque, which has the 6th largest Urban Native American population in the United States whom we partner with and advocate for.
We also partner with Native-led and Native Serving Organizations as well as non-Native, POC, LGBTQIA+ led non-governmental organizations throughout the state.
So, What do we do?
Naeva and NM Native Vote work with traditional, rural and urban Native American communities.
We advocate for Native American working families and social, economic, and environmental justice principles through the lens of civic engagement, the advancement of policy and building a Native American electorate that is active, informed, and empowered.
Together we seek to ensure equity, inclusion, and security to create greater opportunities so that Native American People in New Mexico may enjoy a more healthy and prosperous future.
Our Key Areas of Work
Our key areas of work and advocacy include but are not limited to:
- Promoting a Working Families agenda
- The protection of sacred sites & cultural landscapes
- Climate change mitigation, securing a Just Transition toward a renewable energy economy
- Protecting & advancing Native American Voting Rights
- Promoting civic engagement, voter education & participation