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Federal Register Notice - Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, Notice of Meeting

The Bureau of Indian Education is announcing a public meeting of the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children in order to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.

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Federal Register Notice - Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There will be eight positions available. Deadline is July 16, 2018.

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Laguna Elementary Receives $26.2 Million for New School Construction

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the BIE's Laguna Elementary School will receive $26.2 million for the construction of a new school.

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Federal Register Notice - Bureau of Indian Education Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Establishment; Proposed Membership

The U.S. Department of the Interior is announcing the proposed members to form the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) which will advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) through the BIE on a proposed rule to revise the Adequate Yearly Progress regulation as previously announced in the Federal Register.

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SIPI Staff Member Christopher Harrington Receives Prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award to Pakistan

SIPI is proud to announce that Christopher Harrington, a member of the Comanche Nation in Oklahoma, has been selected to receive a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship grant to Pakistan.

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July 23-27 FREE Environmental Webinar Trainings

The Indian Affairs Branch of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management is offering free environmental WebEx (remote) trainings the week of July 23rd.

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July 25 - Culture & Drugs Don't Mix - Train the Trainer

Are you attending the 2018 American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health Conference? Do you work with Native Youth? The training is designed to provide a culturally appropriate approach for drug prevention among Native American youth through community and inter-agency involvement. Register HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDDMTraining

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Aug. 28-29 - 2018 Native American Language Summit: Honoring the Gift of Native American Languages

The BIE, the Administration for Native Americans, and the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education signed a memorandum of agreement to collaborate on programming, resource development and policy across our agencies. This event will identify ways to further support communities teaching their Native languages.

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June 29 - BIE and Dept. of Education Virtual Tribal Consultation

Join us for a joint virtual Tribal Consultation with BIE, Dept. of Education and the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education to obtain oral and written comments regarding opportunities to improve educational outcomes for AI/AN youth at BIE-funded schools.

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BIE Summer Training Series 2018

BIE will be holding a series of six training sessions across the U.S. this summer. We encourage staff to register for sessions nearest their school or duty station. See the flyer with dates and locations along with the link to register. Contact BIESummerInstitute2018@bie.edu for questions.

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As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

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