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2014 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 must collaborate with those who know their students and communities the best and will be hosting four Tribal Leader Consultation meetings to consult on the following objectives: (1) the development and content of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Education and (2) the strategic implementation of the Initiative.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is committed to meaningful consultation with tribes on policy decisions that have direct tribal implications. ED will host a series of tribal consultations to obtain input and guidance from tribal leaders on a proposed Native Youth Initiative that would involve grant awards in FY 2015 under the Title VII Indian Education Demonstration Grants authority (ESEA Sec. 7121). We respectfully invite your input and guidance on this proposed initiative at one or more of the 4 consultation sessions scheduled during the month of October.


Upcoming Events

Tribal Consultations
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Time: 1:00pm EST

Meeting Number: 746 672 561
Meeting Password: 7144123
Teleconference Number: 888-390-3401
Teleconference Password: 4209402

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Time: 4:00pm EST

Meeting Number: 743 723 624
Meeting Password: 744124
Teleconference Number: 888-390-3401
Teleconference Password: 9420120
Atlanta, GA
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Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM EST

National Congress of American Indians
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Hanover B Room
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Consultation on Native Youth Initiative 10/10/14
Native Youth Consultation


To submit written comments on Indian education or education matters more generally, e-mail TribalConsultation@ed.gov .