Washington, DC – National Indian
Education Association’s Board of Directors announces today that Ahniwake
Rose has been appointed as Executive Director.
Rose joins the leading advocate for American Indian, Alaska
Native, and Native Hawaiian students this week after spending five years as
policy director with the National Congress of American Indians. She will
succeed Dr. Gerald Gipp, who has served as NIEA’s Interim Executive
Director since June.
“We are pleased to bring Ahniwake on board to lead our next
steps in advancing our advocacy, research, and capacity-building,” says
NIEA President Quinton Roman Nose. “Her experience, passion, and dedication
to helping Native communities improve education for our children will help us
build upon the successes of the past two years.”
During her time at NCAI, Rose led its legislative and
policymaking efforts on education and health. In her role, she advocated
for policies that served to provide Tribes with choice and control over
education and other social service activities needed to improve their
communities and preserve cultures. Before joining NCAI, Rose served as a
consultant with the U.S. Department of Education working on the
implementation of Presidential Executive Order 13336, which aimed to ensure
that Native students receive strong, culturally based education. A member
of the Cherokee Nation, Rose serves on the Equity and Excellence Commission
on addressing achievement gaps convened by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan. She holds an M.A. in Health Communication.
can contact NIEA Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (202) 544-7290 for more information on the association’s new leadership
and for interviews.
NIEA appoints Rose to serve as the association’s Executive Director.
leading advocate for all Native children brings on a new leader to build
upon its recent successes.
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advocating for educational excellence, opportunity, and equity for American
Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, the mission of the
National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is to support traditional
Native cultures and values; to enable Native learners to become contributing
members of their communities; to promote Native control of educational
institutions; and to improve educational opportunities and resources for
American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United
States. Learn more at www.NIEA.org.