Research and Publications
As a part of the UNM NABPI's overall mission to empower Native Americans and their communities to create systematic change, research, research support, and budget/policy analysis are some our primary activities. Below is a list of the most current and up-to-date research and publications by UNM NABPI and our partners:
The Health Impacts of Uranium Mining in Native American Communities: Policy Brief (February 2024)This policy brief examines the impact of uranium mining on Native American communities and the resulting hazards uranium mining has posed to not only the physical health but to the mental, spiritual and even economic wellbeing of these communities. The brief also offers policy recommendations to help address the ongoing intergenerational health impacts related to uranium mining, as well as to prevent future environmental health disasters. Click the title to read more.
The Impact of Hardrock Mining on Native American Communities - Infographic (UPDATED - February 2024)
In conjunction with the release of the health impacts of uranium mining policy brief, the "Impact of Hardrock Mining on Native American Communities" infographic has also been updated for re-release.
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG)
- Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls: A Briefing Paper
- Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls Infographic (June 2019)
- Victory for New Mexico Schools: Court Rules in Yazzie/Martinez Case that Every Child Has a Right to a Sufficient Public Education under New Mexico’s Constitution
Note: This is the most current version of this paper. Updates to this paper will be made and released pending any further developments regarding Yazzie v. State of New Mexico.
- All Pueblo Council of Governors Response to State Dismissal of Yazzie Martinez Lawsuit (March 2020)
Elections & Public Policy
- The Native American Electorate's Role in the Blue Wave Referendum on President Trump's Policy Agenda
- Enhancing Native American Budget and Policy Analysis Capacity in New Mexico: A Comprehensive Study of Current Capacity in the State and a Discussion of Various Models that Could Increase New Mexico’s Capacity
Early Childhood Education and Care Research
- Capturing Native American Views Toward the Business Plan for Early Childhood Development (June 2019)
- Native American Perspectives Regarding the Needs Assessment for the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department
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- The Projected Impact of the Energy Transition Act on Native American Communities in New Mexico (June 2019)
- Energy Transition Act Tribal Engagement Infographic (August 2019)