Gale Courey Toensing
A federal government official, the president of a large tribal organization, the chairman of a landless federally recognized tribe that’s waiting for approval of its land-into-trus...
National Indian Education Study 2011
Tanya H. Lee
Timothy Benally, acting superintendent of schools for the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education, testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in May, “The state of ...
Vincent Schilling
This week marks the 6th annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in which President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other political powerhouses meet with leaders of ...
Senator Jon Tester at NIEA
Suzette Brewer
During his tenure as the head of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Montana Senator Jon Tester has done what no other chairman has done in recent memory: He has logged a consi...
On October 23, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K...
Jon Whirlwind Horse

For two decades, the Dakota Consortium of Treaty Schools (DACTS), has worked with our friends in Congress to address the sad state of school facilities in Indian country....

Michael Gross

A new front is opening in the turf war over Indian self-determination: Who controls Indian education—distant Federal bureaucrats or Indian communities attuned to their own children’s needs?...

Tanya H. Lee
Paula and Rick Dubois adopted their son Wyatt when he was 2 years old. Wyatt had been exposed to drugs and alcohol prenatally and he was born prematurely...
Tanya H. Lee
Forging an education plan for a child with multiple special needs can be challenging...
Ryan Wilson

Dear Secretary Jewell,

Your visits to Indian country on behalf of Indian education are appreciated by everyone and I thank you for the unprecedented commitment you and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have demonstrated to visiting Indian country....