Today, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing to discuss the educational challenges impacting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and schools. The hearing Continue reading Investing in the Future of American Indian and Alaska Native Students
There were more than a few teary eyes in the governor’s conference room on Thursday, when Gov. Bill Walker announced plans for a significant overhaul to Alaska’s adoption process for Continue reading Governor Announces Planned Change for Adoption Process of Alaska Native Children
“With the Indian Child Welfare Act, we can look at the glass as half-empty or half-full,” said Dr. Diane Hammons, assistant professor of criminal justice at NSU. “We can say Continue reading ICWA Discussed at Oklahoma Symposium Seminar
Washington tribes and the country’s largest group representing Native Americans are asking for state and federal help in getting background checks when a tribe needs to place a child with Continue reading Washington Tribes Urge Restart of Background Checks in Child Placement
On Monday, March 30 a federal judge issued a landmark decision affirming that officials in South Dakota violated numerous provisions in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and denied Indian Continue reading ‘A Great Triumph for Our Indian Children’: Tribes Win Landmark Child Welfare Case
The federal funding [to the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota] will support Early Head Start and Head Start programs as the tribe works to improve its governance, children’s Continue reading Nearly $2.9 Million in Head Start Funds Awarded to Tribe
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that makes all children living on Indian reservations qualified for private school vouchers. Learn more at the Education Week website.