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ERIC Number: ED569223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Education: Historical Legacy to Cultural Empowerment
Trujillo, Octaviana V.; Alston, Denise A.
National Education Association
On October 27, 2004, the National Education Association (NEA) joined with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) to host "Moving from Research to Practice: A Summit on Indian Students." Over 100 American Indian and Alaska Native education practitioners and researchers from Alaska to Mississippi gathered to share their knowledge of effective educational strategies for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. Presentations focused on four themes: Using Native Language and Culture to Promote Success in Indian Students; Preparing Educators to Be Effective Supports for Student Achievement; Reaching Out to the Community to Create Success; and Promoting Policies that Benefit Indian Students. This report draws, in part, on the presentations and discussions held at the Summit, and explores several aspects of the American Indian/Alaska Native historical, social, and cultural experiences as they relate to the development of Indian education. Using these experiences as a context, the report suggests a few broad strategies for improving the status of AI/AN education and provides recommendations for action. Multiple resources round out the text to encourage further investigation into how to make a positive impact on the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students. Contains the following: (1) Endnotes; (2) History Timeline: Selected Dates in Indian History and Indian Education; and (3) Resources. [This report was written with the assistance of Douglas Martin.]
National Education Association Research Department. 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-229-4200; Fax: 770-280-4134; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; California; Idaho; Minnesota; Montana; New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964; Indian Education Act 1972; Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001