RED INK Magazine is looking for submissions for its fall issue. Any Native of any age is welcome to submit.

The only requirement is that the submissions stay on topic, that topic is storytelling and its cultural impact on the future. Who are the storytellers of today? How are the stories changing? Are we utilizing the power of story to reclaim and advance Native nations? What are the new modes of storytelling (social media, multimedia)?

You can find where to submit the information here.

2013 Decision Making Guide

This Guide was developed in collaboration with the National Congress of American Indians through a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  One of the key purposes of the Grant was to help strengthen the role of tribal governments in Native education.  This Guide is intended to help accomplish that goal by providing Tribes and TEAs with an outline of select K-12 federal programs in which TEAs can potentially participate and thereby provide options for TEAs to enhance their role in Native education.The Guide focuses on select programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”) as well as other federal laws.

Some seem to think so.  Section 116 of that Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 2326, is the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (“NACTEP”).  NACTEP provides grants to federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities and eligible BIE-funded schools to improve career and technical education (“CTE”) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Perkins Act and that benefit Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. For more information on this program, go here, or here.

Section 117, 20 U.S.C. Section 2327, is the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program.  This program awards grants to eligible tribally controlled postsecondary CTE institutions to provide basic support for the education and training of Indian students in CTE programs and for institutional support of tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions. More information on this program can be seen here.