From the Department
Plan of Actions – This Plan of Actions details the steps that the Department of Education will follow as it determines the most appropriate policies for consultation and government-to-government interaction with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. The Department’s overarching goal is to implement a consistent and comprehensive consultation process that complies with Executive Order 13175. PDF (364K)
A Blueprint for Reform – This blueprint for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is not only a plan to renovate a flawed law, but also an outline for a re-envisioned federal role in education. Fundamentally, it is a framework to strengthen America’s public education system. PDF (1.9M)
Consultation Follow-Up Procedure PDF (944K)
Tribal Leaders Speak: The State of Indian Education, 2010 – PDF (1.9M)
Transcript of Conference Call with Arne Duncan (March 10, 2010) – This is the written record a conversation about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Plan of Actions regarding tribal consultation between Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, and a group of Tribal Leaders. MS Word (96K)
Transcript of Santa Clara Pueblo, NM Consultation MS Word (677K)
Transcript of Pine Ridge, SD Consultation MS Word (40.6M)
Transcript of Shawnee, OK Consultation MS Word (444K)
Transcript of Anchorage, AK Consultation MS Word (3.2M)
Transcript of Window Rock Tribal Consultation MS Word (197K)
Transcript of Puyallup, WA Consultation MS Word (553K)
Transcript of Conference Call with Jim Shelton (May 13, 2010) – This is the written record of a conversation about the Promise Neighborhoods Competitive Grant Program Serving Tribal Communities between Jim Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, and a group of Tribal Leaders. MS Word (120K)
Urban Listening & Learning Sessions - The U.S. Department of Education held four (4) Listening and Learning sessions in urban Indian communities in spring 2011. The urban Indian Listening and Learning sessions were held in Denver, CO; Green Bay, WI; Stockton, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These Listening and Learning sessions in urban Indian communities were a follow-up to a series of 2010 Tribal leader consultations that were conducted in Anchorage, AK; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM; Shawnee, OK; Pine Ridge, SD; Window Rock, AZ; and Puyallup, WA.
The sessions provided participants an opportunity to voice their thoughts and engage in dialogue with senior officials from the Department. The Department is committed to moving forward in Indian education and anticipates that interactions among Tribal, State, and Local officials, Indian education stakeholders, and the Department will lead to a more effective education policy.
Transcripts from the Urban Listening and Learning Sessions (Spring 2011)