Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)

Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)

   Mission Statement
 RRPS Native American Parent Advisory Committee is committed to providing each Native American Student with the foundation to remain culturally connected while achieving academic success as a valued member of society.

2019-2020 Save the Date Flyer
2019-2020 Save the Dates Flyer


Rio Rancho Public Schools 13th Annual Pow Wow


Pow Wow

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
View the Official Pow Wow Website.


 Important NAPAC News:

Our  Native American program at RRPS was honored in the national "District Administration" magazine naming Rio Rancho Public Schools a District of Distinction, a designation for school districts with "an innovative project that is improving student outcomes."

Chairperson: Ray Tafoya

Vice-Chairperson: Derick White

Secretary/Recorder: Gina Tafoya

Treasurer: vacant - Angeline Sells temporarily serving in this role

Public Relations Officer:  Dee Vonda Batres


2019-2020 Native American Liaison Contact List
Mark your calendars with this year's NAPAC Meeting Schedule!
WHO: Everyone is Welcome!

WHAT: Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

WHEN: All meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the following months:
September, November, January, March, and May from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: Rio Rancho Public Schools District Office, C&I Training Rooms 1, 2, & 3, 500 Laser Road, Rio Rancho, NM. Enter in the C&I Building and go to your left. 
Every meeting begins with potluck.

2019-2020 NAPAC Meeting Schedule
      September 10, 2019 -Agenda | Minutes

      November 12, 2019 - Agenda | Minutes  

      January 14, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes 

      March 10, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

      May 12, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

Your child should have a dental check-up twice a year!
Albuquerque IHS Dental Clinic offers dental care for all eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives between the ages of 6 months and 30 years. Please call today to make an appointment: 505-346-2306 Located on the SIPI Campus (Coors & Paseo)

Student and Family Resources!
Academic Scholarship Information
Parent Resources
Amazing Collection of Native American Sites!
National Museum of the American Indian | The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

Helpful Links:  
Building on its First Kids 1st initiative and its work advancing the Generous Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, the National Congress of American Indians has joined forces with the Native Financial Education Coalition to launch NAT$VE in the BANK because they understand that Native youth developing relationships with financial institutions by opening a bank account is a proven difference-maker in empowering their ability to make smart financial decisions over the course of their lives.
What Youth Can Do
Native youth ages 12 to 25 can ANSWER the CALL by completing four easy steps and LEAD the WAY by getting others to participate! Go to  
What Tribes, Organizations, Banks, and Credit Unions Can Do
Tribes and organizations can…
recruit youth to participate in the campaign.
make participation a requirement in their youth programs.
reach out to local banks to invite them to participate in the challenge.
Banks and credit unions can…
accept tribal IDs to open an account.
agree to a minimum initial deposit of $25 to open an account
waive monthly fees for the account.
host a “NAT$VE in the BANK” fair at a nearby bank branch or at a school in/around a tribal community.
contribute matching funds to initial deposits made to those accounts.

You also can share info about NAT$VE in the BANK via Twitter and Facebook using the links below: