Bureau of Indian Education | Consultations

Tribal Consultations


March 25, 2015 Federal Register Notice announcing the American Indian Education Study Group Tribal Consultations.  The consultation schedule is provided in the table, below:


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8:00 to 5:00 Central Time

Ramkota Inn
2111 N. Lacrosse StreetRapid City, SD
Friday, April 248:00 to 5:00 Eastern Time
United South and Eastern Tribes Headquarters
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN
Monday, April 278:00 to 5:00 Mountain Time
Navajo Department of Transportation
#16 Old Coalmine Road
Window Rock, AZ
Wednesday, April 298:00 to 5:00 Mountain Time
Webinar:  Go to
Call-in number:  1-877-937-9783
Participant code:  4504177


On March 4, 2015, the BIE announced Tribal Consultations on the Johnson O'Malley Student Count.  See Federal Register Notice here. 

Johnson O'Malley Program - Consultations on the Student Count




March 31, 2015
 1 p.m.–4 p.m. (Pacific Time)
 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Pkwy.
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226–7600
April 2, 2015
12 p.m.–3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Teleconference Access:
Call-in Number: 888–421–9594
Audience passcode: 1847541.
April 8, 2015
12 p.m.–3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Webinar Access:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: RW1826786.
April 10, 2015
9 a.m.–12 p.m. (Central Time)
Holiday Inn Oklahoma City Airport
4401 SW. 15th St.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone:(405) 601–7272.

Past Consultations

BIE Proposed Reorganization Tribal Consultation Presentation
25 Code of Federal Regulations Part 41.1-69

September 15, 2014: Federal Register Notice Announcing Tribal Consultation Sessions
Dear Tribal Leader letter dated September 15, 2014 from Assistant Secretary Kevin K. Washburn providing information on the tribal consultation sessions to be hosted by the Bureau of Indian Education. [17 pages]

Preliminary Draft regulations only. [15 pages]

April 28th and 30th, 2014; and May 1st and 5th.

Preliminary Findings and Recommendations of the American Indian Education Study Group

See the American Indian Education Study Group website for the consultation schedule and materials.

Send your comments by clicking the following link: IAEDTC-CMTS@BIA.GOV

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Streamlining Consultations

In tandem with the Indian Affairs consultations, the Bureau of Indian Education is consulting on the following items:


Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Student Count Update

 Note:  The Bureau of Indian Education has completed its tribal consultations on the 2012 JOM Student Count Update.  As requested by Congress, the BIE asked JOM contractors and providers to update their number of eligible Indian students receiving JOM program services.  The BIE accepted the updated JOM student counts through October 31, 2012.  See memorandum and spreadsheet below for the background and the specific instructions provided.

Public Law 100-297 Assurance Statement

 BIE - U.S. Department of Education -- Memorandum of Understanding
Consultation Meeting Minutes - MOU

BIE Flexibility Waiver Request from sections of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
BIE ESEA Flexibility Waiver Consultation Transcripts:













BIE will consider all comments received by 4:30 pm, Eastern Time, on May 10, 2015.