2016 Tribal Consultations
On December 2, 2011, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13592, which established the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (Initiative). The President's Initiative committed the Federal Government to working closely with tribal governments to close the achievement gap between Indian students and non-Indian students, decrease the alarmingly high dropout rates of all American Indian and Alaska Native students, and help preserve and revitalize Native languages.
The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) serve as co-chairs of the Initiative. The Departments of the Interior and Education collaborate with those who know their students and communities the best. The Department of Education will be hosting four Tribal Leader Consultations at the following locations. The consultation topics for these events are reflected in the draft agenda and tribal consultation summaries.
To submit written comments on Indian education or education matters more generally, e-mail TribalConsultation@ed.gov