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Share Advancing Efforts to Revitalize Indigenous Languages, Biden-Harris Administration to Host Native Languages Summit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Education and Health and Human Services today announced that the annual Native Languages Summit will be held on Oct. 4 in Oklahoma City. The Speaking Sovereignty Summit – which will be hosted this year by the Bureau of Indian Education – supports Indigenous communities seeking to protect, revitalize and reclaim Indigenous languages, many of which were erased or critically endangered through assimilationist policies, including federal Indian boarding schools.

Interior Department Announces Fee-Free Day on Public Lands to Celebrate Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary

To support the Department’s commitment to ensuring equitable access to public lands,

The Commission on Native Children Virtual Hearing.

The Commission on Native Children will be holding a virtual hearing this Friday

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

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