College Fund Announces Early Childhood Education Partnership at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Here, from the American Indian College Fund.    An excerpt:

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) Commitment to Action for its partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center today at CGI America’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The organizations will work together to provide early childhood training for teachers and service providers in underserved rural Native American communities. Both organizations are committed to raising both funds for the program and awareness about the challenges facing Native families regarding early learning and care opportunities.


Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 2016

The Senate Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriation Bill calls for grants to Tribal Education Departments to be continued on page 167.

An excerpt:

National Activities

The Committee recommends $5,565,000 for national activities. Funds are used to expand efforts to improve research, evaluation, and data collection on the status and effectiveness of Indian education programs, and to continue grants to tribal educational departments for education administration and planning.

Job Opportunity: Title VII Indian Education – Native American Intervention Coordinator, Denver Public Schools Closing

Title VII Indian Education – Native American Intervention Coordinator, Denver Public Schools Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/10/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $44,372.00 – $84,367.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Responsible for coordination of Title VII Indian Education Grant funded programming. Enhances effectiveness of school academic supports with information, consultation and assistance with professional development. Maintains quality working relationship with Title VII Parent Advisory Committee.



Eagle Feather at Graduation Flyers

TEDNA and NARF are proud to distribute two flyers that were created to assist students and families in their quest to wear an eagle feather at their graduation ceremony.  The first trifold flyer is for students and families and serves to provide guidance on working with School Districts to make the request.  The second trifold flyer is an informational flyer for School Districts to inform them about the significance and importance of the eagle feather to graduating students.

An excerpt from the first flyer:

Every year, Native high school students across the country seek to express their individual and tribal religious beliefs and celebrate their personal academic achievements by wearing an eagle feather at their graduation ceremonies. While most public school districts permit Native students to wear eagle feathers at graduation, some school districts do not allow it. This guide provides information for students and families on steps they can take to ensure that the graduate can wear an eagle feather during the commencement ceremony. It is based on approaches we have found most successful in addressing this issue.