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.

History of TEDNA

Tribal Education Department’s National Assembly (TEDNA) is a Native run non-profit that seeks to provide ongoing resources for professional development to providing technical assistance to TEDs in crafting 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.


Benefits of a Membership

  • The ability to deliberate and comment on State and National policies relating to tribal education.
  • Discussions with other TEDs/TEAs across the United States regarding their implementation development.
  • Invitation to our TEDNA annual meeting
  • Spotlight in the TEDNA Newsletter regarding any advertisement, testimonies, or any successes within your tribe.
  • Free Access to our resources