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Tue October 25, 2011
Tribal Leaders and Education
Wed. 10/26 at 11a: The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is holding its annual convention in Albuquerque, NM. One of the key questions at the conference is, “are tribal governments and tribal leaders ready to support the education of their tribal members?”
States devote 40 to 50 percent of their tax revenue to education, what are tribes investing? Are tribes relying too heavily on state and federal funding? How can tribes take control of their education? What is the Native Class Act?
Guests include outgoing NIEA President Mary JaneOatman-Wak Wak (Nez Perce).
Listen at nativeamericacalling.com.