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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 section 7141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), 20 U.S.C. 7871. The Council is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. II, which sets forth requirements for the formation and use of advisory committees.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The Council will:

  1. 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;

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

  3. 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 participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the funding of any such program.

  4. In accordance with section 2(b) of Executive Order 13336, the Interagency Working Group may consult with the members of the Council for the purpose of obtaining information and advice concerning American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

OFFICIAL TO WHOM COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Council shall advise the Secretary of Education.

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 $45,000. This includes compensation and travel expenses for members to attend two meetings per year (at approximately $36,500) and to provide staff support at 0.8 FTE ($8,500).

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)

The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education appoints a Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Council.

MEETINGS

The Council and any subcommittee meet at the call of the DFO in consultation with the Chairperson. The DFO sets the agenda for the meeting in consultation with the Chairperson. Eight members of the Council constitute a quorum. The President 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 General Counsel in accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Advance notice of all meetings is given to the public.

DURATION

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

MEMBERSHIP

The Council 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). The 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.

The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education appoints a Designated Federal Officer for the Council. The Council may establish such subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out its functions. The Council keeps the Department of Education (the Department) Committee Management Officer informed of the subcommittee structure, including membership, functions, and estimated frequency of meetings. A subcommittee acts under the policies governing the Council as a whole and presents recommendations to the Council for further deliberation.

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 section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This charter expires two years from date of filing.

Approved:

/s/Arne Duncan
Secretary
October 28, 2009

Date

Filing Date: October 28, 2009


Meeting Transcripts
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—June 17, 2013 download files PDF (380K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 8, 2013 download files PDF (511K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 7, 2013 download files PDF (559K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2013 Public Meeting—February 6, 2013 download files PDF (636K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2012 Public Meeting—May 3, 2012 download files PDF (495K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2012 Public Meeting—May 2, 2012 download files PDF (590K)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2011 Public Meeting—November 2-3, 2011 download files PDF (1.37M)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education 2011 Public Meeting—April 18-19, 2011 download files PDF (1.82M)
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education Inaugural Meeting—November 3-4, 2010 download files PDF (1.17M)

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Annual Reports
  • 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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