Omnibus Bill Press Release
To view the press release regarding the Omnibus bill- please click the following link: Omnibus Bill Press Release. To read the language of the bill, please click here. Discussion of the items reviewed in the press release start on p. 1006.
TEDNA Submits Comments on “Study of the ESEA Title VI Indian Education LEA Grant Program”
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Michigan State Superintendent is seeking action against schools that won’t drop offensive mascots
Michigan – State Superintendent Brian Whiston is seeking to take actions against school districts that refuse to remove degrading mascots. The issue derived from Paw Paw, when the school board still voted 4-3 to keep the district’s Redskins mascot and logo. Superintendent Whiston wants to fine school districts five to ten percent of their state…
8 Facts Parents Need to Know About Tribal Consultation in Public Education
The U.S. Department of Education recently issued guidance detailing the steps states and school districts must take to help ensure the ideas, opinions, and requests of tribal leaders, educators and organizations are heard, respected and considered. Almost half a million AI/AN students attend public schools, representing more than 90 percent of the AI/AN school-age population.…
Do you know about the lawsuit between the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe against the BIE Reorganization?
The Department of Interior has proposed reorganizing the Bureau of Indian Education in order to improve Indian Education across the States. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sued the DOI to seek a permanent injunction to block the proposed restructuring. Does the DOI have the right to restructure BIE, how does this improve education, and do other tribes have a say? To read more…
Elizabeth Reese: The Making of a Modern Warrior
From Harvard Law Today: Being Native American defines Elizabeth Reese ’16. Then again, so does being the granddaughter of a Lutheran minister from Pennsylvania. Together, the two have helped shape a woman and a lawyer. Reese was raised 20 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,…