National Advisory Council on Indian Education – OIE (NACIE)

  • Dr. Deborah Jackson-Dennison (Chair) Navajo Nation, Arizona
  • Chief Phyliss J. Anderson Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
  • Dr. Theresa Arevgaq John Yup’ik, Alaska
  • Doreen Brown Yup’ik, Alaska
  • Robin Butterfield Winnebago/Chippewa, Oregon
  • Aaron Payment Chippewa, Michigan
  • Joely Proudfit Pechanga, Luiseno, California
  • Mandy Smoker-Broaddus Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux, Montana
  • Virginia Thomas Creek, Oklahoma
  • Patricia Whitefoot Yakama Nation, Washington

To contact a NACIE member, please send your message to them via their Designated Federal Official (DFO), Angela Hernandez at Angela.Hernandez@ed.gov

 

Charter

National Advisory Council on Indian Education

 

AUTHORITY

The National Advisory Council on Indian Education (Council) is authorized by §6141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), 20 U.S.C. §7471. The Council is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES

The Council’s objective is to fulfil its statutory obligations as listed in the section below.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The Council will:

  1. Advise the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of the Interior concerning the funding and administration (including the development of regulations and administrative policies and practices) of any program, including any program established under Title VI, Part A of the ESEA, with respect to which the Secretary has jurisdiction and (a) that includes Indian children or adults as participants or (b) that may benefit Indian children or adults;
  2. Make recommendations to the Secretary for filling the position of the Director of Indian Education whenever a vacancy occurs;
  3. Submit to the Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of the Council, including any recommendations that the Council considers appropriate for the improvement of Federal education programs that include Indian children or adults as participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the funding of any such program; and
  4. Advise the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (Initiative), in accordance with §5(a) of Executive Order 13592.

OFFICIAL TO WHOM COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Council shall advise the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of the Interior.

SUPPORT

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) will provide financial and administrative support for the performance of the Council’s functions. In addition, the Department of Interior may provide part of the financial or administrative support.

ESTIMATED ANNUAL STAFFING AND OPERATING COSTS

The estimated annual cost for operating the Council is $57,167.000. This includes compensation, travel, per diem, and other operating expenses for members at an annual cost of approximately $45,000.00. Additionally, the estimated cost for staff support is a 0.08 full-time equivalent (FTE) at a cost of $12,617.00 per year.

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)

The Assistant Secretary for OESE shall designate a full-time or permanent part-time employee in accordance with agency procedures to serve as the Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the Council.

The DFO shall:

  • Approve or call the meeting of the advisory committee or subcommittee;
  • Approve the agenda for all Council meetings;
  • Attend all advisory and subcommittee meetings;
  • Adjourn any meeting when he or she determines it to be in the public interest;
  • Chair the meeting when so directed by the agency head;
  • Maintain meeting records for availability to the public; and
  • Provide copies of Council reports to appropriate Congressional and agency officials and to the Committee Management Officer for forwarding to the Library of Congress officials.

ESTIMATED NUMBER AND FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS

The Council will meet approximately twice a year. The DFO sets the agenda for the meeting in consultation with the Chairperson. A quorum of the membership must be present to conduct committee business. Meetings are open to the public, except as may be determined otherwise by the Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel in accordance with §10(d) of FACA.

DURATION

The duration of the Council is continuing.

TERMINATION

This charter will terminate two years from the filing date. The Council will be deemed administratively inactive if the charter is not renewed.

MEMBERSHIP AND DESIGNATION

The Council consists of fifteen members who are Indian (including Alaska Native) as defined in 20 U.S.C. §7491(3), and are appointed by the President from lists of nominees furnished, from time to time, by Indian tribes and organizations. The fifteen members represent different geographic areas of the United States. These members serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs), as defined in 18 U.S.C. §202(a). SGEs provide advice and recommendations based on the member’s judgment formed by their expertise and experience.

SUBCOMMITTEES

The Council may establish, subject to the Department of Education’s approval, such subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out the duties of the Council. The DFO keeps the Department of Education’s Committee Management Officer informed of the subcommittee structure, including membership, functions, and estimated frequency of meetings. Each subcommittee will report to the full Council preliminary findings and recommendations for deliberation and discussion by the full Council.

RECORD KEEPING

The records of the Advisory Board will be handled in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration’s General Records Schedule 6.2. The records shall be made available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552.

 


Meeting Notices and Transcripts

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2020 Public Meeting, December 18, 2020, virtual event
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (227K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (600K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2020 Public Meeting, October 23, 2020, virtual event
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (232K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (560K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2020 Meeting, May 27, 2020, virtual event
    • Closed Meeting Notice PDF (234K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public Meeting, February 13-14, 2020, Washington,
    • DC Public Meeting Notice PDF (271K)
    • Meeting Transcript, February 14 PDF (600K)
    • Meeting Transcript February 13 PDF (880K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public Meeting, September 11-12, 2019, Washington, DC
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (283K)
    • Meeting Transcript, September 12 PDF (600K)
    • Meeting Transcript, September 11 PDF (880K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public Meeting, July 26, 2019, virtual event
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (289K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public Meeting, April 25-26, 2019, virtual event
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (265K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (791K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (852K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public/Closed Meeting, December 17, 2018, Washington, DC
    • Public/Closed Meeting Notice PDF (201K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public Meeting, April 16-17, 2018, Washington, DC
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (206K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (600K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (880K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2018 Public/Closed Meeting, November 29-30, 2016, Washington, DC
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (194K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2016 Public Meeting, September 28-29, 2016, Washington, DC
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (100K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (606K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (606K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2016 Public Meeting, August 25, 2016, teleconference
    • Public Meeting Notice PDF (194K)
    • Meeting Transcript PDF (128K)

Annual Reports

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2019- 2020 PDF (December 18, 2020)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2018-2019 PDF (794K) (September 12, 2019)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2017-2018 PDF (XXXK)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2016-2017 PDF (Inactive)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2015-2016 PDF (233K) (November 9, 2016)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2014-2015 PDF (144K) (November 13, 2015)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2012-2013 PDF (4,505K) (July 16, 2013)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2011-2012 PDF (315K) (October 24, 2012)
Last Modified: 03/26/2021