TEDNA Executive Director and VP at the NYCP Project Directors Meeting in Washington DC

Under the new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) program, the Department is making grants to a dozen recipients in nine states that will impact more than thirty tribes and involve more than 48 schools. These awards are a demonstration of President Obama’s strong commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children and a key element of his Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help Native American youth.

TEDNA was one of the grantees.

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Joyce Silverthorne, Director of Office of Indian Education, Gloria Sly, TEDNA President, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education , Quinton RomanNose, TEDNA

Throwback Thursday: 2010 TEDNA Forum in Rapid City, SD

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From left to right:  Amy Bowers, Quinton Roman Nose, Donald Yu, Advisor USDOE, Keith Moore, BIE Director, Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak, Nez Perce-President Elect for NIEA,  David Beaulieu, longtime Indian Educator

From left to right:  Amy Bowers, NARF Attorney who worked with TEDNA, Patricia Whitefoot, Yakima, 2010 President of NIEA, Kevin Shendo, Jemez Pueblo TED Director, Denny Hurtado, the then Washington State Indian Education Director, Quinton Roman Nose

Throwback Thursday: TEDNA Founders at the White House, 2004

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  1. Vickie Vasquez, Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Indian Education in 2004 who awarded NARF a grant to start TEDNA.
  2. Quinton Roman Nose, Marilyn Cuch (In 2004, President George W. Bush acknowledged Mrs. Cuch’s work in preparing American Indian/Alaska Native teachers at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas.) ,  Joyce Silverthorne, Jerome Jainga (except for Marilyn, all three are the founding members of TEDNA) at 2004 signing of Executive Order on Indian Education.
  3. TEDNA was invited to White House to Executive Order signing by President Bush.  Pic is President signing Executive Order.