Friday, October 1, 2010

NARF Co-HOSTS EDUCATION MEETING at NIEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join NARF for the 2010 TEDNA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Sunrise Room, San Diego Town and Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pst), in conjunction with the NIEA Annual Conference. The meeting is free and no registration required. Topics include:

Tribal Sovereignty in Federal Education Law: What should it Look Like?

Idaho Indian Education Coordinator and NIEA President Elect, Mary Jane Oatman Wak-Wak joins the BIE Director, Keith Moore, and Don Yu, Special Council, Department of Education, and Dr. David Beaulieu for a discussion on tribal sovereignty in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Topics include increasing tribal access to federal education funding; increasing the role of tribal governments in public schools; and increasing the role of culture and language in Indian education.

Implementing Tribal Sovereignty in Education: What Does Your Tribe Need?

National Indian Education leaders Kevin Shendo, New Mexico Indian Advisory Council Chair and Pueblo of Jemez Education Director; Denny Hurtado, Washington State Indian Education Director; and Quinton Roman Nose, TEDNA President unite to discuss building tribal education department capacity. Topics include building data systems, infrastructure to support programs and services, and building partnerships to improve academic performance.

Join U.S Department of Education Data Specialists and Acting Director of Indian Education:

Ever wondered what type of data the U.S. Department of Education has on tribal students? Ever needed more data on your tribal students to shape tribal education programs and services? Come to this workshop to find out how to access data on tribal students.

See www.tedna.org or email info@tedna.org for more information.