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ERIC Number: ED523541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-13
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Testimony of Quinton Roman Nose, Treasurer National Indian Education Association before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Does Indian School Safety Get a Passing Grade?
Roman Nose, Quinton
National Indian Education Association
In this testimony, Quinton Roman Nose talks on behalf of the National Indian Education Association about the shocking disparity in the safety of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. NIEA advocates for the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native students, working to ensure that the federal government upholds its responsibility for the education of Native students through the provision of direct educational services and facilities that are safe and structurally sound. However, appalling disparities exist in the levels of safety, both structural and personal, in Bureau of Indian Education funded schools, creating educational environments that are a threat to the emotional and physical well-being of Native students. It is unjust to expect students to succeed academically when the government fails to provide them with a proper environment to achieve success. The amount of funding over the past few years has failed to fund tribes at the rate of inflation, once again exacerbating the hardships faced by Native American students. As such, Quinton Roman Nose asks the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to provide the resources, oversight, and assistance the Indian Country needs to create the kind of educational environment that Native children deserve. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association