Tribal Consultations and Listening Sessions

NOTICE OF TRIBAL CONSULTATION: On January 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education will conduct a Tribal Consultation to inform the development of a National Native American Language Resource Center. Click here to read the notice.

NOTICE OF TRIBAL CONSULTATION: On January 24, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education conducted a Tribal Consultation to inform the development of the Department’s FY 2024 Comprehensive Center grant competition. Click here to read the notice.

Tribal Consultation on the Alaska Native Education Program and the Build America, Buy America Act (August 23, 2022) On August 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) conducted Tribal Consultation on two different topics. The first topic examined questions and solicited responses on how to offer renewed support for the Department’s Alaska Native Education program (ANE). The purpose of this portion of the consultation was to receive meaningful input on the Department’s administration of the ANE program. The second topic for discussion was to engage with Tribal authorities for the purpose of obtaining their perspectives regarding the Department’s implementation of Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) requirements. This consultation advanced the Department’s commitment to uphold the federal trust responsibility as described in Executive Order 13175. Read the Tribal Consultation transcript.

Understanding Educational Technology Needs: Realities and Opportunities (March 16, 2022)

 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with American Indian Tribes, the Department’s Office of Indian Education (OIE) and Office of Educational Technology (OET) co-facilitated a virtual Listening Session on Understanding Educational Technology Needs: Realities and Opportunities, to listen and learn how the U.S. Department of Education (ED) can better support the Indian Education community in leveraging the power of technology. This session advances the Department’s Secretarial Supplemental Priority #1 – to increase the effective use of technology to advance evidence-based practices. The Listening Session was held virtually on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The Department’s Julian Guerrero Jr., Director, Office Indian Education, and Ji Soo Song, Broadband Advisor, Office of Educational Technology, presided. The Listening Session was open to the public and available as a teleconference and online webinar. Click here to download the transcript.


Advancing the Interagency Memorandum of Agreement on Native Languages: Promising Practices & Persistent Barriers (March 17, 2022)

 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with American Indian Tribes, the Department’s Office of Indian Education (OIE) and the following agency partners: White House Council on Native American Affairs; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of the Interior; Department of Transportation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; The National Endowment of Arts; The Library of Congress and The Institute of Museum and Library Services co-facilitated a virtual Listening Session on Advancing the Memorandum of Agreement on Native Languages: Promising Practices & Persistent Barriers, to listen and learn how the Interagency Native American Languages Working Group can better support the Indian Education community by working together and encouraging programs and projects to include instruction in and the preservation of Native languages. The Listening Session was open to the public and available as a teleconference and online webinar. Click here to download the transcript.


Identifying Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs: Realities and Needs (March 21, 2022)

 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with American Indian Tribes, the Department’s Office of Indian Education (OIE) and Office of the Secretary (OS) co-facilitated a virtual Listening Session on Identifying Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs: Realities and Needs, to listen and learn how the U.S. Department of Education can better identify and support the social, emotional, and mental health needs of Native students. The Listening Session was held virtually on Monday, March 21, 2022. The Department’s Julian Guerrero Jr., Director, Office of Indian Education with Amy Loyd and Hollie Mackey, Senior Advisors of the Office of the Secretary, presided. The Listening Session was open to the public and available as a teleconference and online webinar. Click here to download the transcript.


Aligning Indian Parent Committee Needs To Efficient and Effective Supports: Learning from Vetted Practices to Resolve Barriers (March 22, 2022)

 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with American Indian Tribes, the Department’s Office of Indian Education (OIE) facilitated a virtual Listening Session on Aligning IPC Needs to Efficient and Effective Supports: Learning from Vetted Practices to Resolve Barriers, to listen and learn how the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education Formula Team can support the role of Indian Parent Committees. This session advances Secretary Priority #6 (a) and (b) which are to increase parent and family engagement. The Listening Session was held virtually on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The Department’s Julian Guerrero Jr., Director, Dr. Crystal Moore, ED. D., Supervisory, Group Leader, Formula Team, Annabelle Toledo, Education Specialist, Wanda Lee, M. ED., Education Program Specialist, Tawanda Avery, M. ED-SPED, Education Program Specialist and Gregory Hindsley, M.A, Education Program Specialist, of the Office of Indian Education, presided. The Listening Session was open to the public and available as a teleconference and online webinar.  Click here to download the transcript.