Civil Rights Groups Demand Trump Administration Vigorously Protect Students from Discrimination

WASHINGTON – In the last days of 2018, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice rescinded the joint Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 119 state and national education and civil rights groups today sent a letter to the […]

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‘I Feel Invisible’: Native Students a New York Times Article

By Erica L. Green and Annie Waldman Photographs by Annie Flanagan This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. WOLF POINT, Mont. — The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar’s arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, […]

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America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans

In this blog post for Education Post, Senior Analyst at Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area, Katrina Boone, discusses the effects relocation has had on Native students throughout history. “Relocation systematically disrupted the cultures and communities children had known their entire lives. In public schools, they had to navigate the politics of […]

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Native Students Do Better When Tribes Run Schools

In this opinion piece for BRIGHT Magazine, NIEA Executive Director Ahniwake Rose highlights the innovative work being done by tribes to provide culturally-responsive classrooms and schools. “Charter schools give our tribes the flexibility to decide courses, provide language classes and make culture an integral part of a student’s school day.”

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SUPPORTING NIEA TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN LOBBYING TO OBTAIN FUNDS TO RESPOND TO THE RESEARCH NEEDS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TITLE V

Download WHEREAS: P.L. 100-297 (Indian Education Act of 1988) Authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Education to meet the special and unique needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native children, and WHEREAS: The law requires the U.S. Department of Education to establish Centers to research those needs and to evaluate programs funded under Title V, and […]

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SUPPORT FOR INDIAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER

Download WHEREAS: The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, had assisted over 3,500 American and Alaska Native college students in all areas of graduate and professional study since 1969, and WHEREAS: Indian professionals will continue to be needed by tribes and Indian communities to help improve the lives of Indian people, develop […]

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Support American Indian Scholarships, Inc.

Download WHEREAS, The future success of American Indian tribes and Alaska Native governments depends on Indian people being trained and educated in all professional fields. WHEREAS, Indian professionals are needed in fields of study including education, business administration, law, engineering, medicine, and health and numerous other areas. WHEREAS, American Indian Scholarships, Inc. (AIS) of Albuquerque, […]

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IMPROVING AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE, AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENT IDENTIFICATION AT PUBLIC K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Download WHEREAS, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was established in 1970 for the purpose of advocating, planning, and promoting the unique and special educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians; and WHEREAS, NIEA as the largest national Indian organization of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian educators, administrators, parents, and […]

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ESSA REPORT ON NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE MEDIUM EDUCATION

Download WHEREAS, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was established in 1970 for the purpose of advocating, planning, and promoting the unique and special educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians; and WHEREAS, NIEA as the largest national Indian organization of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian educators, administrators, parents, and […]

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SUPPORT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIVE AMERICAN TEACHER CAMPAIGN

Download WHEREAS, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was established in 1970 for the purpose of advocating, planning, and promoting the unique and special educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians; and WHEREAS, NIEA as the largest national Indian organization of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian educators, administrators, parents, and […]

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