FR Doc 04-22977
[Federal Register: October 14, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 198)]
[Page 60990-60991]
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Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

AGENCY: National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), U.S. 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education 
(the Council) and is intended to notify

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the general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also 
describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's 
meetings is required under Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act and by the Council's charter.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Federal 
Interagency Plan and the tasks outlined for implementation. Other 
topics will include Council subcommittee reports on Indian education 
research, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) updates, and planning for the 
consultation sessions as identified in Executive Order (E.O.) 13336.
    Date and Time: October 26, 2004--9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, 
AZ 85004. Moran Room, 2nd Floor.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Garcia, Group Leader, Office 
of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202-260-1454. Fax: 202-260-7779.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council advises the Secretary of 
Education concerning the funding and administration (including the 
development of regulations, and administrative policies and practices) 
of any program, including any program established under Title VII, Part 
A of the ESEA, with respect to which the Secretary has jurisdiction and 
that includes Indian children or adults as participants or that may 
benefit Indian children or adults. The Council submits 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 participations or that may benefit 
Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the funding 
of any such program. The Council also makes recommendations to the 
Secretary for filling the position of the Director of Indian Education 
whenever a vacancy occurs.
    The purpose of E.O. 13336, dated April 30, 2004, is to assist 
American Indian and Alaska Native students in meeting the challenging 
student academic standards of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 
(Public Law 107-110) in a manner that is consistent with tribal 
traditions, languages, and cultures. The E.O. establishes a Federal 
Interagency Working Group on American Indian and Alaska Native 
Education (Working Group) to oversee the implementation and the Working 
Group may consult with representatives of NACIE.
    The general public is welcome to attend the October 26, 2004 
meeting. Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Bernard Garcia 
at 202-260-1454 by October 15, 2004. We will attempt to meet requests 
after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested 
accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
    A summary of the activities of the meeting and other related 
materials that are informative to the public will be available to the 
public within 14 days after the meeting. Records are kept of all 
Council proceedings and are available for public inspection at the 
Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., Room 5C141, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: October 7, 2004.
Rod Paige,
[FR Doc. 04-22977 Filed 10-13-04; 8:45 am]