Tribal Remedy Framework

The Tribal Remedy Framework (TRF) is a comprehensive plan for meeting the educational needs of Native students and their tribal communities. It was created collectively by tribal community members and Indigenous education experts, following a series of tribal Community Education Institutes and Pueblo Convocations. The Tribal Remedy Framework has been endorsed by the leadership of New Mexico’s 23 Nations, Tribes and Pueblos.

The TRF responds to the landmark 2018 Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico court ruling (visit our Research Page for additional information), which ordered the state to transform the public education system to ensure that “at-risk” students, including Native Americans, receive an equitable and culturally relevant education.

Tribal leadership has called on the State of New Mexico to implement the TRF and thereby move toward compliance with the Yazzie/Martinez court order and the New Mexico Indian Education Act of 2003.

Tribal Education Alliance - Initiatives & Information:

The Tribal Education Alliance (TEA) is a coalition of tribal education leaders, experts, and advocates that supports tribal leadership in advancing the Tribal Remedy Framework. 



Tribal Remedy Framework Report:

report coverPathways to Education Sovereignty Report:
This report presents Indigenous solutions to New Mexico’s education crisis and makes the case for a dramatic change in course to close the equity gap faced by Native children. 

Download the report summary or the full-length report: 
Other Reports:
TEA also produces reports of tribal education convenings:

TRF in the News:


This webpage is hosted by The University of New Mexico Native American Budget and Policy Institute as in-kind support to our community partners. The views expressed on this page and the corresponding documents are those of the Tribal Education Alliance and do not necessarily represent those of the University of New Mexico, the UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute, other collaborating organizations, or funders.