Know Before “U” Go is a college preparation program designed by the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC). The program teaches about post-secondary education, financial aid, and scholarships for the upcoming fall of 2016. They will have two locations set up. The first location is in Seattle, Washington in October and the second location in Rapid City, South Dakota in December. Click the link below to find out more details.
The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about their experiences as a member of a Native American community and the culture that inspires them.
The voices that emerge from this program honor the legacy of every Native American who has ever lived. Add your words to the thousands submitted through this project – all writers receive a Certificate of Honor for their submission.
The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s goal of promoting education and creating new opportunities for youth has inspired this essay contest. Partnering with Holland & Knight in this endeavor are the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Indian Education Association.
Click here for more information.
Last year a Bill was introduced to provide in-state tuition to Native Americans from tribes with historical ties to Colorado. We posted on it here, here, and here. We also offered testimony in support of the bill, which can be seen here. Unfortunately, the bill did not pass.
However, the bill has again been introduced and is scheduled to be heard in the Colorado House Education Committee on January 26, 2015. The bill can be seen here.
Date: 11/19/2014 02:30 PM
Location: 628 Senate Dirksen Bldg
Type: Oversight Hearing
THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. LISTENBEE JR.
DR. YVETTE ROUBIDEAUX, Acting Director-Indian Health Service
MS. KANA ENOMOTO, Principal Deputy Administrator-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
MR. RICK VAN DEN POL
Director and Principal Investigator-Institute of Educational Research and Service, The University of Montana National Native Children’s Trauma Center
MS. VERNÉ BOERNER
President/CEO-Alaska Native Health Board
To visit the website for more information, click here.
Dates: November 12-15, 2014
Location: Orlando, Florida
The AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three day event convening graduate, undergraduate, and high school junior and senior students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate and government partners and all members of the “AISES family”.
The AISES National conference has become the premier event for Native American Science, Engineering & Math (STEM) professionals and students attracting over 1,600 attendees from across the country.
- Notah Begay III
- John Herrington
- Social & Professional Networking
- Research Presentations
- Awards & Ceremonies
- Nationally Recognized Speakers
- Leadership, Skills & Professional Development
- STEM Career & Education Expo
- Cultural Activities
- Meetings, Gatherings & Caucuses
- Campus Tours
- Resume Room
- Powwow & Marketplace
To receive notification updates about the 2014 National Conference, sign-up for informational updates.
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We propose this action to enable tribal educational agencies (TEAs) to administer formula grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and to improve the partnership between TEAs and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that educate students from the affected tribe.
Comments are due by December 1, 2014
Follow the link here for further information or contact Shahla Ortega, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 3E211, Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 453-5602 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our annual meeting and forum was held on October 15, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. Included here are materials discussed and presentations given.
- ACT: Multiple Dimensions of Readiness- Kevin Houchin and Stacey Ellmore
- Washington State-Tribal Education Compacts- Audrey Gugel for Senator John McCoy
- Native Village of Kotzebue -Tribal Education Programs and Nikaitchuat Ilisagviat
- Alaska Native Focused Teacher Preparation Programs: What Have We Learned?- Diane Hirshberg, University of Alaska
The American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA) is offering two scholarships to AI/AN students pursuing a degree in the natural resources field. The scholarship amount varies between $150 and $500. Recipients will also receive a one-year AIANEA Student Membership.
• Applicant must be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited college or university
• Must be enrolled (or planning to be enrolled) in a course directly related to a natural resources field
• Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Access the scholarship application form here.
• Enclose a copy of the most recent grade transcript or, if this is your first semester, include a letter from each instructor stating present grade average in the course.
• A photo and short biography, including your plans for the future.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2014
Visit http://www.cnay.org for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).
In an effort to encourage research on American Indian and Alaska Native students, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, will conduct a 3-day advanced studies seminar on the use of NCES databases for education research and policy analysis.
This seminar will focus primarily on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), a study conducted as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NCES conducts the NIES study at the request of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. NIES was last conducted in 2011 with results released in July 2012.
Training will be held December 8-10, 2014. Application deadline is October 31, 2014. Apply for the seminar today!
NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for NAEP.
|Audience:||This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges, universities, and tribal colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state, local, and tribal education agencies and professional associations are also welcome. This special seminar is only for those interested in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the United States.|
Applicants will be sent information about meeting and lodging arrangements.