Bureau of Indian Education | Consultations

Tribal Consultations


March 25, 2015 Federal Register Notice announcing the American Indian Education Study Group Tribal Consultations. Two additional consultation sessions have been announced in the Federal Register and in a Dear Tribal  Leader Letter. 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 Street
Rapid City, SD
Friday, April 24
8:00 to 5:00 Eastern Time
United South and Eastern Tribes
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN
Monday, April 27
8:00 to 5:00 Mountain Time
Navajo Department of Transportation
#16 Old Coalmine Road
Window Rock, AZ
Wednesday, April 29
8:00 to 5:00 Mountain Time
Webinar:  Registration
Call-in number:  1-877-937-9783
Participant code:  4504177
Friday, May 1, 2015
8:00 to 5:00 Central Time
Renaissance Oklahoma City
Convention Center Hotel
10 N Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Friday, May 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Local Time
Isleta Resort and Casino
Seminar Room
11000 Broadway Boulevard, Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105

 Booklet for Consultations - Rapid City, SD; Nashville, TN; Window Rock, AZ, Oklahoma City, OK, and Albuquerque, NM.

 Send your comments to following email: IAEDTC-CMTS@BIA.GOV 

 Past Consultations of the Bureau of Indian Education

 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.

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.

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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: