Webinar Series: 2014 BIE Reform Review

You still have time to register for the third Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) informational webinar scheduled for today, December 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time). The BIE will join NIEA to provide updates from the town hall meetings held during the NIEA 2014 Annual Convention as well as their other national site visits. This is an opportunity for additional dialogue and new information to support stakeholder decision making. Registration is now open, so if you are an educator, parent, community member, tribal leader or stakeholder who is curious for what next year has in store for BIE reform, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved!

Facilitators

  • Dr. Charles “Monty” Roessel, BIE Director
  • Ahniwake Rose, NIEA Executive Director

Important Information

  • Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (eastern)
  • Registration:  Please click HERE
  • Additional Details: Please visit www.niea.org

For more information or questions on the NIEA webinar series, please contact Diana Cournoyer at dcournoyer@niea.org.

NIEA Webinar Series: BIE Blueprint for Reform Understanding the Implementation, Part II

Due to consistent demand from our membership for more information, NIEA will hold a second Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) informational webinar on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm (eastern). For those who missed the initial session, we are providing this opportunity for additional dialogue and new information so our stakeholders can decide the best pathways for local schools and communities. Registration is open TODAY, so if you are an educator, parent, tribal leader, or stakeholder who is curious for what this reform means for your student, school, or community, this is the perfect opportunity to get more information.

Facilitators
• Dr. Charles “Monty” Roessel, BIE Director
• Ahniwake Rose, NIEA Executive Director
Important Information
• Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (Date change)
• Time:  4:00 pm (eastern)
• Additional Details: Please visit http://www.niea.org

Background
Tribal leaders and Native education stakeholders have long requested that the federal government uphold its trust responsibility to Indian education. While there has been some cause for concern regarding the bureaucratic reform, the President’s summer announcement on Indian education increased momentum for ensuring tribal authority in education. The proposal to redesign the BIE under the June 12, 2014 Secretarial Order is based on recommendations from the Indian Education Study Group (Study Group), which DOI Secretary Jewell and Secretary of Education Duncan convened to diagnose the systemic issues within BIE schools.

Material for the Event
• White House Fact Sheet
• June 12, 2014 DOI Secretarial Order
• BIE Transformation Blueprint
• Indian Education Study Group Information
• NIEA/NCAI Joint Comments
• NIEA Senate Testimony on the BIE
For more information or questions, please contact Clint J. Bowers, NIEA Policy Associate, at cbowers@niea.org