Please join the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for our second monthly stakeholder call on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m EDT. These stakeholder calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are part of BIE’s effort to improve communication and create an ongoing dialog among key stakeholders and BIE leadership about the proposed reorganization of BIE. We welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward with the BIE reorganization and work together to improve educational opportunities for Native youth.
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) will be conducting a series of webinars on suicide prevention for BIE schools, educators and staff who work with American Indian students. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. During this one-hour webinar, SPRC will provide an overview of the impact of suicide on American Indian youth and discuss the risk factors, warning signs, protective factors and highlight culturally appropriate prevention strategies and best practices for tribal schools to adapt and implement their own prevention programs that support wellness in tribal communities
The Bureau of Indian Education and the Division of Facility, Management and Construction will host a webinar on March 26, 2015 to address the upcoming School Replacement and Renovation Program Priority List. Currently, the remaining schools on the 2004 construction priority list are being funded. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee’s new formula and process will be covered along with eligibility requirements for participation in the new approach.
The Bureau of Indian Education and the Division of Facility, Management and
Construction have unified to offer a series of webinars to provide continuous outreach to
schools and facility managers.
The BIE’s Native Language framework will serve as a guiding tool for the Bureau of
Indian Education to work collaboratively with BIE operated and tribally controlled
schools. The BIE’s Native Language Summit unified tribal leaders and Native language
teachers to discuss a framework to support our schools in the field.