Feds Release Investigative Report on US Indian Boarding School Initiative

On June 22, 2021, the United States Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, directed Department of Interior agencies "to coordinate an investigation into the Federal Indian boarding school system to examine the scope of the system, with a focus on the location of schools, burial sites, and identification of children who attended the schools." This report identifies each Indian boarding school by name and location. This report is volume 1.

2021 National Native American Languages Summit

Thursday & Friday, NOV 18 & 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Office of Indian Education announces 8th National Native American Languages Summit.

The goal of the Summit is to identify ways to further support communities teaching Native languages, improve accountability for educational progress, provide measurable goals to show success, and encourage youth to gain the skills to speak their language. Participants will discuss the challenges and successes of measuring oral and written American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Pacific Islander language learning and will share promising practices.

Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar.

Biden Proclamation on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Restoring the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to its size and boundaries as they existed prior to December 4, 2017, will ensure that this exceptional and inimitable landscape filled with an unparalleled diversity of resources will be properly protected and will continue to provide the living laboratory that has produced so many dramatic discoveries in the first quarter century of its existence. Given the unique nature of the objects identified across the Grand Staircase-Escalante landscape, the threat of damage and destruction to those objects, and the current inadequate protection they are afforded, a reservation of this size is compatible with the proper care and management of this National Monument.

Biden Proclaimation on Bears Ears National Monument

For more than 100 years, indigenous people, historians, conservationists, scientists and others advocated unsuccessfully for protection of Bears Ears. It was not until the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Pueblo of Zuni united in a common vision to protect these sacred lands that Bears Ears National Monument became a reality. This proclamation confirms, restores, and supplements the boundaries provided by Proclamation 9558 to protect the ancestral homeland of Tribal Nations that all refer to the area by the same name — Hoon’Naqvut (Hopi), Shash Jaa’ (Navajo), Kwiyagatu Nukavachi (Ute), and Ansh An Lashokdiwe (Zuni):  Bears Ears. 

American Constitution Society presents "Founding Failures: Indian Country's Sovereignty and Subordination"

Since its founding, the United States government has created and then abrogated treaties with tribal nations, taken tribal land, and pushed policies aimed at stripping indigenous communities of their language and culture. Join American Constitution Society as it explores the unique impact the U.S. constitutional “founding failures” had for Native Americans, the ways in which that legacy differs from other marginalized populations.


Registration is required.

2019 National Indian Education Study Post-Release Roundtable

Monday, SEP 20, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Using data to understand the current condition of education for American Indian and Alaskan Native students.

In 2019, 52% of American Indian & Alaskan Native 4th-grade students had access to a computer at home. Join us for a webinar on Monday, September 20 at 1:30 pm EST to get more data and perspectives on American Indian & Alaskan Native educational experiences.


Registration is required.

DOE Announces American Indian Resilience in Education (AIRE) for Native Communities during Pandemic

Advancing its commitment to equity, meaningful consultation, and relief for Tribal Nations, the U.S. Department of Education announced approximately $20 million in grants available to Tribal Educational Agencies to meet the urgent needs of students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The American Indian Resilience in Education grant program will fund culturally relevant projects designed to assist and encourage Indian children and youth to enter, remain in, or reenter school at any grade level from Pre-K through grade 12, that include at least one of the activities from section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


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