Bureau of Indian Education

Bureau of Indian Education This is the official page of the Bureau of Indian Education. BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being.
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As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

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#NativeChildrenThrive when we support and engage children, youth, and families! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFami...
04/07/2021

#NativeChildrenThrive when we support and engage children, youth, and families! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies

Whether you are a social service director, tribal leader, teacher, auntie, or community member, there are things we can all do to keep children safe.

All month, NICWA will be highlighting the prevention of child abuse and sharing resources to promote child safety as a collective responsibility. Join us by using #NativeChildrenThrive and share how you engage your community in supporting children, youth, and families! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies

U.S. Indian Affairs
04/07/2021

U.S. Indian Affairs

ICYMI: U.S. Department of the Interior Invests $1.6 Billion to Improve Infrastructure on Public Lands and Tribal Schools. Funding will address #critical deferred maintenance projects at Bureau of Indian Education schools across the US. READ NOW: https://go.usa.gov/xHYQs

04/06/2021

Wow! Congratulations to Mesa Verde National Park! Do you know what a "Dark Sky Park" is? Follow our friends at Explore Nature to learn more this week as they observe Dark Sky Week!

🌦️April showers bring more than just May flowers. 🌺 Today, we celebrate #NationalFindaRainbowDay!🌈 We hope you are able ...
04/03/2021

🌦️April showers bring more than just May flowers. 🌺 Today, we celebrate #NationalFindaRainbowDay!🌈 We hope you are able to relish in one of nature’s greatest, most magical, scientific beauties. Enjoy! 🔎 Photo Credit: Neal Herbert

#FeatureFriday highlights Rocky Ridge Boarding School. Dedicated to promoting a #positive educational journey, RRBS is l...
04/02/2021

#FeatureFriday highlights Rocky Ridge Boarding School. Dedicated to promoting a #positive educational journey, RRBS is located in Kykotsmovi, AZ. Former student said “RRBS prepared me for the multiple careers I’m going to pursue.” #GoBobcats! https://rockyridge.bie.edu/

🤣Happy April Fools Day!👀 While we recover from our day of amusement, share your greatest April Fools’ jokes in the comme...
04/01/2021

🤣Happy April Fools Day!👀 While we recover from our day of amusement, share your greatest April Fools’ jokes in the comments! 🤭

🖍️Today is #NationalCrayonDay! Celebrate by watching a fan favorite video from "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." Produced i...
03/31/2021

🖍️Today is #NationalCrayonDay! Celebrate by watching a fan favorite video from "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." Produced in 1979, this factory tour gives a #satisfying look into crayon making! 🖍️ https://pbskids.org/video/mister-rogers/1390374928

In a #crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 #support at your fingertips from @NAMICo...
03/31/2021

In a #crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 #support at your fingertips from @NAMICommunicate. Crisis Text Line staff use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and #safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis. Learn More: https://www.crisistextline.org/

✏️ ✍️Today is National Pencil Day! Did you know that one pencil can write up to 45K words? Keeping you "on point" since ...
03/30/2021

✏️ ✍️Today is National Pencil Day! Did you know that one pencil can write up to 45K words? Keeping you "on point" since 1795, the modern pencil was invented by Nicholas-Jacques Conte, a scientist serving in the army of Napoleon Bonaparte. He sure sounds sharp! 😁

Our #MondaySpotlight is on Santa Fe Indian School (NM). SFIS was established in 1890. Now held in trust by the 19 Pueblo...
03/29/2021

Our #MondaySpotlight is on Santa Fe Indian School (NM). SFIS was established in 1890. Now held in trust by the 19 Pueblo Governors of NM, SFIS has built a program based on educational sovereignty that supports their cultural & traditional belief systems https://www.sfis.k12.nm.us/

🧠📚🏆  Are you looking for help to make sure your young children are prepared for school #success? Our friends at "First T...
03/28/2021

🧠📚🏆 Are you looking for help to make sure your young children are prepared for school #success? Our friends at "First Things First" has a #growing library of #resources for parents & caregivers, including guides, podcasts, and prep activities. https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/resources/kindergarten-readiness/

Dear Educators,It’s #WellnessWednesday! What are you doing to take care of YOU? Share your favorite self-care activities...
03/24/2021

Dear Educators,

It’s #WellnessWednesday! What are you doing to take care of YOU? Share your favorite self-care activities with other educational heroes. From the bottom of our digital hearts, we THANK YOU!

#MondaySpotlight transports us to sunny Hotevilla Bacavi Community School. Located near Tuba City, AZ HBCS serves grades...
03/22/2021

#MondaySpotlight transports us to sunny Hotevilla Bacavi Community School. Located near Tuba City, AZ HBCS serves grades K-8. HBCS is dedicated to educating their youth & encouraging them to truly know who they are so they will become tribal ears, eyes, and voices.

San Ildefonso Day School is this week's #FeatureFriday. Serving K-6, the school is located next to the Rio Grande, north...
03/19/2021

San Ildefonso Day School is this week's #FeatureFriday. Serving K-6, the school is located next to the Rio Grande, north of Santa Fe, NM. They believe in providing learning experiences for all members aligned with tradition, #culture and language.

🐾 Puppies? Check. 😭 Adorable photos? Double Check. Today is #NationalPupDay! Our friends at the U.S. Department of the I...
03/19/2021
12 Pup Photos for National Puppy Day

🐾 Puppies? Check.
😭 Adorable photos? Double Check.
Today is #NationalPupDay! Our friends at the U.S. Department of the Interior put together this wonderful "pup" resource. What a way to cap off your Friday. Enjoy!
https://www.doi.gov/blog/12-pup-photos-national-puppy-day

Celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23 with some of our favorite photos of the different types of puppies that you can find on public lands.

9 New Features! 2 New Categories. Happy #NationalWomensHistoryMonth!
03/16/2021

9 New Features! 2 New Categories.

Happy #NationalWomensHistoryMonth!

#WomensHistoryMonth is still in full swing. Check out 9 NEW Features, including Annie Dodge Wauneka (Diné). Her contributions to #nativehealth care is monumental. See why she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963. MORE: www.indianaffairs.gov/celebrate-native-american-heritage

Our #MondaySpotlight is Tiospaye Topa School, located in La Plant, SD. Serving K-12, TTS' mission is to prepare students...
03/15/2021

Our #MondaySpotlight is Tiospaye Topa School, located in La Plant, SD. Serving K-12, TTS' mission is to prepare students for a positive future in a multi-cultural world by uniting modern technology and learning with Lakota culture and spirituality. #GoThunderhawks!⛈️󠁵󠁳󠁳󠁤󠁿

Hats off to #NationalGirlScoutsWeek! We thank them for their contributions to our youth and salute their slogan "Do a Go...
03/13/2021

Hats off to #NationalGirlScoutsWeek!
We thank them for their contributions to our youth and salute their slogan "Do a Good Turn Daily." Share your favorite memories if you are an alumnae, or your favorite cookie! 🍪😋

Our #FeatureFriday, Beclabito Day School, was established in 1934, Located on the Navajo Nation, BDS has served the comm...
03/12/2021

Our #FeatureFriday, Beclabito Day School, was established in 1934, Located on the Navajo Nation, BDS has served the communities of Beclabito, Gadii’ahi/Tok’o’ih, and Shiprock for 87 years! Their school is comprised of K-4th grade. #GoBobcats!

🎶🎵 🎉Happy Birthday to you.... Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday Bureau of Indian Affairs... Happy birthday to you.....
03/11/2021

🎶🎵 🎉Happy Birthday to you.... Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday Bureau of Indian Affairs... Happy birthday to you... 🎈🎵 🎶

A big happy birthday to the Bureau of Indian Affairs! At 197 years old, BIA stands as the oldest bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Today, BIA employees across the country work to enhance the quality of life in tribal communities.
Photo Credit: Neal Herbert

If someone you know is feeling hopeless, connect them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)...
03/11/2021

If someone you know is feeling hopeless, connect them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)' Caring counselors are available 24/7. #BeThe1 to help and give hope. 💚

Happy School #SocialWork Week! Thank you to our #SchoolSocialWorkers for being somebody who makes everybody feel like so...
03/09/2021

Happy School #SocialWork Week! Thank you to our #SchoolSocialWorkers for being somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody! #thewholechild #SSWweek2021 #BeaconofHope
Photo Credit: Neal Herbert

Simmu'em. Asdzą́ą́. Mak'i. Ayagağ. We celebrate you! Happy #InternationalWomensDay! How do you say "women" in your langu...
03/08/2021

Simmu'em. Asdzą́ą́. Mak'i. Ayagağ.
We celebrate you! Happy #InternationalWomensDay! How do you say "women" in your language?

Te Tsu Geh Oweenge Community School takes center-stage for ​our #MondaySpotlight! TTGOCS promotes academic excellence on...
03/08/2021

Te Tsu Geh Oweenge Community School takes center-stage for ​our #MondaySpotlight! TTGOCS promotes academic excellence on a strong cultural foundation. Set in gorgeous Santa Fe, NM, TTGOCS creates an environment of #respect, #care, #success & #partnership: http://ow.ly/oc7k50DRBzV

It's #NationalSchoolBreakfastWeek! A nutritious school breakfast can help your student “score big” and reach their goals...
03/07/2021

It's #NationalSchoolBreakfastWeek! A nutritious school breakfast can help your student “score big” and reach their goals. Studies show that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
📘 Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
💯 Score higher on standardized tests
🧠 Have better concentration and memory
👀 Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight
#NSBW Learn More: http://ow.ly/pNQ550DRtFp

Whether they're engaging students in the "new normal", preparing a healthy facility, or making sure schools are operatio...
03/05/2021

Whether they're engaging students in the "new normal", preparing a healthy facility, or making sure schools are operational, each one of our employees plays a vital role in fulfilling our mission. Thank you and Happy #EmployeeAppreciationDay!

#FeatureFriday transports us to the breathtaking views of Red Valley, Arizona. Red Rock Day School serves grades K-8. Th...
03/05/2021

#FeatureFriday transports us to the breathtaking views of Red Valley, Arizona. Red Rock Day School serves grades K-8. They strive to produce continuous learners through a rigorous academic curriculum integrated with Dine Cultural Standards. More: https://rrds.bie.edu/

On this day in history, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman elected to the United States Congress represen...
03/04/2021

On this day in history, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman elected to the United States Congress representing the state of Montana. "I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won’t be the last." #WomensHistoryMonth
Read Full Biography Here: https://go.usa.gov/xsQP4

🧠💪🧠Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? Here are 7 things you shou...
03/03/2021

🧠💪🧠Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? Here are 7 things you should know about the teen brain: https://go.usa.gov/xdHY6 #shareNIMH #wellnesswednesday

03/03/2021
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

#DYK "The Star-Spangled Banner" was made our national anthem 90 years ago today by a congressional resolution? 🇺🇸

The lyrics come from the "Defence of Fort M'Henry" a poem written by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.

Key was inspired by the large U.S. flag flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S. victory.

Now, The United States Army Field Band returns to Fort McHenry for this performance.

#NationalAnthemDay | #ArmyTeam

🎥 by Sgt. 1st Class Jared Morgan

ICYMI: Haskell Indian Nations University to partner with The University of Kansas Engineering to redevelop Hiawatha Hall...
03/02/2021

ICYMI: Haskell Indian Nations University to partner with The University of Kansas Engineering to redevelop Hiawatha Hall. A brainchild of Haskell Professor Dan Wildcat, "The Hiawatha Center for Justice" will be an interdisciplinary center for work on systemic justice issues. http://ow.ly/bY4x50DNYn9

03/01/2021
Miccosukee Indian School

#MondaySpotlight shines on the Miccosukee Indian School. Located in the heart of the Florida Everglades, MIS plays a role in the future of the Miccosukee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shOQbFbsEXo

In the heart of the Florida Everglades, the Miccosukee community is providing their children the tools they need to survive in today's global village.The Mic...

Seba Dalkai Boarding School is the highlight this week for #FeatureFriday! Ensuring academic excellence & #futuresuccess...
02/26/2021

Seba Dalkai Boarding School is the highlight this week for #FeatureFriday! Ensuring academic excellence & #futuresuccess for their students, SDBS' mission includes establishing a caring & culturally relevant environment.

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