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National Advisory Council on Indian Education

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AUTHORITY

The National Advisory Council on Indian Education (Council) is authorized by §6141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 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, which sets forth requirements for the formation and use of advisory committees.

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. Makes recommendations to the Secretary for filling the position of the Director of Indian Education whenever a vacancy occurs; and

  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. The report includes a list of Council meetings held and a summary of Council activities conducted and recommendations made during the preceding fiscal year; and

  4. Advise the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (Initiative), in accordance with Section 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 Indian Education within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) will provide financial and administrative support for the performance of the Committee’s functions.

ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST

The estimated annual cost for the Council is $56,962.00. This includes compensation, travel expenses for members to attend two meetings per year and associated meeting costs (approximately $40,000.00) and staff support at 0.08 FTE ($16,462.00).

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)

The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education appoints 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 attend all Council and subcommittee meetings and adjourns meetings when it is determined to be in the public interest. The DFO, in consultation with the Council Chair, may initiate any Council or subcommittee meeting. The DFO will set the agenda for any meeting or subcommittee meeting in consultation with the Chairperson. The DFO shall ensure:

    • required records on costs and membership are maintained; • efficient operations; • Council records are made available to the public; and • copies of any reports are provided to the appropriate Congressional and Library of Congress officials.

MEETINGS

The Council and any subcommittees will meet at the call of the DFO in consultation with the Chairperson of the Council. The DFO sets the agenda for the meeting in consultation with the Chairperson. A quorum of the membership must be present to conduct business and a quorum is defined as being half plus one of the Council membership. The President or his delegate shall appoint a chair and vice-chair from among the members. 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 the FACA. Advance notice of all meetings is given to the public.

DURATION

The duration of the Council within the meaning of §§14(a), 14(b), and 14(c) of FACA is continuing as provided by its enabling legislation.

TERMINATION

This charter will terminate two years from the filing date, and the Council will be deemed administratively inactive if the charter is not renewed. The Council will not meet without a filed charter in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2, § 9(i) and 41 CFR §102-3.75(a)(9).

MEMBERSHIP

Council membership 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). SGEs are asked to provide their own best judgment without representing any particular point of view, group, or special interest, and more importantly, in a manner that is free from any conflict of interest. The SGEs provide advice and recommendations based on the member’s judgment formed by their expertise and experience.

SUBCOMMITTEES

The Department of Education may establish such subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out the duties of the Council. The Council keeps the Department of Education’s Committee Management Officer informed of the subcommittee structure, including membership, functions, and estimated frequency of meetings.

RECORD KEEPING

The records of the Committee will be handled in accordance with the General Records Schedule 26, Item 2. The records shall be made available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552.

FILING DATE

The Council is hereby rechartered in accordance with § 14(b) of the FACA. This charter expires two years from the date of filing.

Approved:

/s/
Secretary
April 21, 2016

Establishment Date: March 26, 1979

Filing Date: April 21, 2016


Meeting Transcripts
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2015 Public Meeting, September 25, 2015, Washington, DC download files PDF (73K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2015 Public Meeting, June 2, 2015, Washington, DC download files PDF (394K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2015 Public Meeting, June 1, 2015, Washington, DC download files PDF (688K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2014 Listening Session—October 15, 2014, Anchorage, AK download files PDF (440K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2014 Listening Session—October 16, 2014, Anchorage, AK download files PDF (352K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2014 Public Meeting—April 3, 2014, Washington, DC download files PDF (632K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2014 Public Meeting—April 4, 2014, Washington, DC download files PDF (641K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—June 17, 2013, Teleconference download files PDF (380K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 8, 2013, Washington, DC download files PDF (511K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 7, 2013, Washington, DC download files PDF (559K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 6, 2013, Washington, DC download files PDF (636K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2012 Public Meeting—May 3, 2012, Washington, DC download files PDF (495K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2012 Public Meeting—May 2, 2012, Washington, DC download files PDF (590K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2011 Public Meeting—November 2-3, 2011, Portland, OR download files PDF (1.37M)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2011 Public Meeting—April 18-19, 2011, Washington, DC download files PDF (1.82M)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Inaugural Meeting—November 3-4, 2010, Washington, DC download files PDF (1.17M)


Annual Reports
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2014-2015
    download files PDF (144K) (November 13, 2015)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2012-2013
    download files PDF (4,505K) (July 16, 2013)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2011-2012
    download files PDF (315K) (October 24, 2012)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2010-2011
    download files PDF (725K) (May 2011)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2007-2008
    download files PDF (725K) (Oct 2008)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2005-2006
    download files PDF (661K) (June 2006)

  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report FY 2004-2005
    download files PDF (174K) (June 2005)



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