The Indian Nations at Risk: An Educational Strategy for Action report was from the Department of Education in 1991. An excerpt:
American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Communities are nations at risk.
Our schools have failed to nurture the intellectual development and academic performance of many Native children, as is evident from their high dropoutrates and negative attitudes toward school.
Our schools have discouraged the use of Native languages in the classroom, thereby contributing to a weakening of the Natives’ resolve to retain and continue the development of their original languages and cultures.
Indian lands and resources are constantly besieged by outside forces interested in further reducing their original holdings.
Political relationships between the tribes and the federal government fluctuate with the will of the U.S. congress and decisions by the courts.