Intertribal Ceremonial Board

  • State of New Mexico Governor-appointed advisory body of experts organized to counsel the Intertribal Ceremonial Office (ICO)
  • Eight members, who must be New Mexico residents and the majority must be Native American. 
  • Membership includes the ICO Director (ex-officio), NMTD Cabinet Secretary or designee, and 6 members directly appointed by the Governor on a rotating term basis.


  • Advise, support and share strategic planning recommendations to the ICO
  • Preserve the time-honored Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial event which showcases the cultural diversity of Native American and Indigenous arts, culture, and heritage.
  • Elevate this treasured New Mexico event as a global destination experience.

​Board Members

Melissa Sanchez
Intertribal Ceremonial Office | Executive Director
Tribe:  Laguna Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo

Antoinette Vigil
New Mexico Tourism Department | Deputy Secretary
NMTD Cabinet Secretary Designee

Chad N. Hand | President
Escrow Officer
Tribe:  Diné

Loren Miller
LAM Corporation | Principal in Charge Design Build Construction and Architectural Firm
Tribe:  Diné

Prudence V. Correa
Artist | Tourism
Tribe:  Acoma Pueblo

Sabrina Garza | Vice President
Expo New Mexico - New Mexico State Fair | Events Director             

Theresa Fraizer
Gallup-McKinley County Schools | Coordinator-Public Relations
Tribe:  Laguna Pueblo/Hopi/Chippewa

Thomas Goodrich | Secretary
United World College | NM Highlands University | New Mexico Music Commission, Administrator

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month

Meeting Schedule

State of New Mexico
Intertribal Ceremonial Board
Regular Meeting

October 5, 2021 
via Zoom

Public Announcement

The Intertribal Ceremonial Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 5pm. The meeting will occur virtually and is open to the public and you may attend by computer or phone.

When: October 5, 2021 05:00 PM MST
Meeting Link  
Agenda Link 

If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified signed language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, or both, please contact the Intertribal Ceremonial Office at (505) 905.1640 or at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and meeting minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Intertribal Ceremonial Office at (505) 905-1640 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

2021 Meeting Archives