Northern Pueblos Institute (NPI)
Na Poeh Meng / On the Continuous Path
The mission of the Northern Pueblos Institute (NPI) is to cultivate student leadership and support tribal capacity building to be successful Native Americans in the 21st century.
NPI was established through a Memorandum of Agreement between the Eight Northern Pueblos Council and Northern New Mexico College to improve tribal communities, the college, and serve as the point of contact for tribal affairs.
NPI is also charged with the development and direction of the Pueblo Indian Studies degree and courses, which is one of the three emphases within the existing Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies (BAIS).
P’ôe Pathways, a collaborative project involving both NPI and the College of Education, is a culturally responsive American Indian education training program (AIETP) aimed to establish members of New Mexico’s 22 tribes, pueblos and urban American Indian populations as effective and qualified teachers, counselors, and/or administrators in public schools.