Native American Program

Free legal services for Tribal Members living on or near the 19 Pueblos or Mescalero Apache Nation

The Native American Program works on the following issues:

  • Tribal Court Criminal Defense
  • Tribal Court Jurisdiction
  • Civil Law including:

Tribal Employment Rights

Public Benefits




Power of Attorney

  • Consumer Rights including:

Debt Collection

Unfair Sales Practices

Vehicle Repossession

  • Family Law including:


Child Custody

Abuse and Neglect

Kinship Guardianship (State and Tribal)

Domestic Violence

  • Civil Rights issues including:

Denial of Rights Under the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968

Application of the Indian Child Welfare Act

  • Tribal Housing Law

If you need legal services, please call:

(Office) 505-867-3391

  • Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



NAP recognizes that many clients have issues that are important and may impact their lives, however, not all issues can be resolved by legal intervention or advocacy. New Mexico Legal Aid Native American Program evaluates applications to determine whether legal intervention and advocacy will achieve family and economic stability and advance access to justice. Cases are evaluated by attorneys who consider the merits of the case, NAP’s available resources, and the potential for a favorable outcome through NAP’s intervention.





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