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Haskell Indian Nations University Announces New President

Haskell Indian Nations University announces Dr. Francis Arpan as new president

Dr. Tamarah Pfeiffer selected as president of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Tamarah Pfeiffer, Ph.D., a member of the Navajo Nation, has been appointed as the president of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI).

Interior Department Announces New Partnerships and Offices to Leverage New Resources for Indian Country

New Office of Strategic Partnerships will develop and build sustainable public-private initiatives

The Commission on Native Children Virtual Hearing.

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

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,

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.

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