An excerpt from KTOO.org:
Supporters of a bill to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages organized a 15 hour sit-in protest at the Capitol on Sunday. Their dedication paid off early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.
House Bill 216 passed the Alaska House of Representatives last week, 38-0.
It now heads to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature.
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Register now to join NIEA and Dr. Running Horse Livingston for the Common Core 101 webinar and learn about Native culture and language in respect to the Standards.
This is a great opportunity for Native-serving educators to receive information on curriculum development as well as tribal leaders and education directors to hear ideas about prospective collaborative work in order to ensure the local tribal and Native identity is represented in their schools.
Seating is limited so register today!
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 5:00PM- 6:00PM (EST)
Click here to register!
For any questions regarding April’s webinar or any upcoming webinar in this year’s series, please contact Diana Cournoyer, NIEA Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Here is BIE’s study group website, which lists various consultation dates, and the draft report can be seen here.
MISSOULA, MONTANA – The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hosting a public listening session on Native language revitalization in Indian country at the University of Montana on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Senior staff from the Committee will be present to listen and discuss how Native language instruction is helping children in tribal communities.
The hearing comes on the heels of Chairman Senator Jon Tester’s introduction of the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act, which establishes a grant program to fund Native language programs throughout Indian country.
“We are racing against the clock to save and revitalize our sacred Native American languages,” Senator Tester commented. “Preserving Native languages will strengthen Indian culture and increase student confidence – leading to greater academic achievement and a stronger economy.”
Committee staff will hear from a panel of experts and then take public comment.
Listening Session on Native language revitalization in Indian country
Thursday, April 17, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
University of Montana
Payne Family Native American Center
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will address the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute(SIPI), a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“We are honored to have Secretary Jewell join us for commencement, as we celebrate this important milestone in the lives of our students and their families,” said Dr. Sherry Allison, SIPI President.
SIPI, established in 1971, provides career technical training and transfer degree programs to students from the nation’s 566 federally recognized tribes.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
WHAT: 2014 SIPI Commencement Address
WHERE: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Gymnasium
9169 Coors Blvd., NW
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. MDT
MEDIA: Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 16.