The Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, Co. (“TEDNA”), is a national non-profit organization. Its certificate of incorporation was filed in Delaware on October 27, 2003. Since then TEDNA has historically operated out of Boulder, CO. and now is relocating to Oklahoma City, OK. TEDNA has come a long way since 2003 and with the new years ahead, looks forward to fostering new membership and provide a service to all TEDs across the United States.

TEDNA is a membership organization for the Education Departments of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes (“TEDs”). The founding of TEDNA has been supported by the Native American Rights Fund and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education. TEDNA has adopted its Bylaws and is now accepting members! Click here for 2017 Membership application.

TEDNA strives to provide ongoing resources for professional development to providing technical assistance to TEDs in crafting more comprehensive educational systems. Our mission is to:

  • Assemble and represent collectively indigenous sovereign nations’ departments of education;
  • Respect and honor each nation’s distinct spiritual, cultural, linguistic, and economic identities;
  • Foster effective relationships with other governmental and educational agencies, organizations, and entities;
  • Facilitate communication and cultivate consensus amongst members by, among other things, providing current, accurate, and pertinent information to members; and,
  • Support and encourage each member nation’s right to define and reach its own education goals for its students, families, and communities wherever they may be located.



  1. Hello,I am trying to locate the Morongo College Preparatory Academy that Maurice Lyons helped to create/establish in 2010. Is this the location? Please advise. Thank you, Dolores Quinlock Sheen, Executive Director/Principal – Sheenway School and Culture Center.

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