The next grant cycle for the NAM program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), will be in 2015 for the 2016-2017 school year. Watch NCELA Nexus for an announcement of application information and deadlines.
The Native American Languages Act (NALA) of 1990 (PUBLIC LAW 101-477)—currently being considered for reauthorization—was enacted by Congress on October 30, 1990, and served as a historic repudiation of past policies. Its intent was to "preserve, protect and promote the rights and freedoms of Native Americans to use practice and develop Native American Languages" and "fully recognize the right of Indian Tribes and other Native American governing bodies, States, territories, and possessions of the United States to take action on, and give official status to their Native American languages for the purpose of conducting their own... Read More
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights are launching their first-ever school environment listening tour to hear from schools and communities on ways to better meet the unique educational and culturally-related academic needs of Native American students. The listening sessions will focus on school environment—bullying, student discipline, and offensive imagery and symbolism. WHIAIANE will compile the feedback from the tour into a... Read More
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