Our Mission

             Tribal Education Department’s National Assembly (TEDNA) is a Native run non-profit that seeks to provide ongoing resources for professional development; providing technical assistance to tribal education departments looking to craft more comprehensive educational systems. Specifically, TEDNA seeks to assemble and collectively represent sovereign nations’ education departments. TEDNA accomplishes this by fostering effective relationships with government agencies, education agencies, and organizations, in addition to providing support and encouragement for each tribes’ right to define and achieve its own education goals specific to their community. TEDNA represents Tribal Nations reclaiming our sovereignty in education; through the empowerment of establishing tribal education departments or the re-establishment of the tribal education departments, tribal nations are positioning our Nations into the drivers’ seats of leading our nations through educational settings such as early childhood, K12, college, and/or career readiness initiatives.