The Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, Co. (“TEDNA”), is a non-profit organization. Its certificate of incorporation was filed in Delaware on October 27, 2003.
TEDNA is a membership organization for the Education Departments of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. 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 2015 Membership application. The form can be printed and mailed to TEDNA.
TEDNA has revamped its website to provide current and real time information regarding Native Education and to further its mission.
TEDNA’s 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.