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BIE Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight highlights some of the amazing accomplishments being completed by BIE students.

Interior Department Takes Steps to Increase Voter Registration in Indigenous Communities

The Department of the Interior today announced that it is working with states to formally designate the Department-operated post-secondary Tribal institutions – Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in New Mexico – as voter registration agencies under the National Voter Registration Act. This designation will facilitate voter registration opportunities for enrolled students and members of the community.

First Annual TCU Native Language Summit - March 24 - 25, 2022

Online Event - Registration Now Open

BIE Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Virtual Meeting - March 9-10, 2022

The BIE Advisory Board will have their virtual meeting March 9 -10, 2022. Some of the various topics being presented will cover how the implementation of the TED grant project benefitted the overall system of education for students and families on reservations as well as the preliminary information on the 2021 Annual Report and State Performance Plan. Each presentation will be followed by a public commenting session. Please use Microsoft Teams to join the meeting.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s American Indian College Fund 2022 Student of the Year

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), is greatly honored to announce Mr. Derrick M. Shirley as SIPI’s 2022 recipient of the College Fund Student of the Year Award. Derrick is a first generation college student and member of the Dine´ Nation from Forest Lake Chapter, AZ. He is an exceptional individual as demonstrated not only through his campus and community involvement but also his academic excellence as a member of Phi Theta Kappa with a cumulative 4.00 GPA. He is a dual major in SIPI’s Accounting and Network Management programs.

Update to Onboarding Regarding Executive Order 14043 Injunction

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.

Bureau of Indian Education Unveils New Logo

Bureau of Indian Education unveils new logo New visual identity captures the spirit of BIE’s mission

Executive Order on the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities

It is the policy of my Administration to advance equity, excellence, and justice in our Nation’s education system and to further Tribal self-governance, including by supporting activities that expand educational opportunities and improve educational outcomes for all Native American students.

ATTENTION: NEW HELP DESK HOTLINE

BIE has updated its way to address IT questions and get you the support you need. If you or your student have any computer issues during digital learning, please reach out to our NEW HELP DESK.

Interior Department to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff at BIE-Managed Schools

WASHINGTON — To help ensure the safety of students, teachers and Tribal communities, the Department of the Interior announced today it will require staff and faculty at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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