Native Education 101

To better understand how the current Native education system was established, NIEA has created the Native Nations and American Schools: The History of Natives in the American Education System to share information about the historical context and current status of Native Education. Our hope is that this document can serve as a guide for educators to utilize responsive education strategies and understand their Native students.

This publication provides:

  • An Essential Understanding of Native Education
  • Promising Practices in Native Education
  • Key Native Education Legislation and Executive Orders
  • Current State of Native Education
  • Resources

To access a free, downloadable version of this document, please fill out the fields below. After submitting, the document will be available to view and download.

NIEA has begun accepting orders for printed versions of this publication. To order your copy for $12, please click here. Orders of 20 or more are subject to a shipping charge, please contact Leah Salgado at

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