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.

Mission: 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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📷 ⛰️🏫Traveling to the base of the picturesque Chuska Mountains, #FeatureFriday spotlights Cove Day School. Located near ...
01/01/2021

📷 ⛰️🏫Traveling to the base of the picturesque Chuska Mountains, #FeatureFriday spotlights Cove Day School. Located near the New Mexico state line, CDS serves Diné youth K-6 in Cove, Arizona.

✨🎆🎇From all of us here at BIE, we wish you a bright and happy #NewYear! #2021
01/01/2021

✨🎆🎇From all of us here at BIE, we wish you a bright and happy #NewYear! #2021

DOJ SMART
12/30/2020

DOJ SMART

Open Solicitation: SMART FY 2021 Keeping Young Athletes Safe. Applicants must register in grants.gov by Feb. 1 and submit a full application in justicegrants.usdoj.gov by Feb. 16. #OJPfunding

Download the solicitation and apply: smart.ojp.gov/funding/current.

Have you been to Google today? Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Sitka, Alaska-based guest artist Michaela Goade, celebrate...
12/30/2020
Celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich

Have you been to Google today?

Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Sitka, Alaska-based guest artist Michaela Goade, celebrates Alaska Native civil rights champion Elizabeth Peratrovich, who played an instrumental role in the 1945 passage of the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. On this day in 1941, after encountering an inn door sign that read “No Natives Allowed,” Peratrovich and her husband–both of Alaska’s Indigenous Tlingit tribe–helped plant the seed for the anti-discrimination law when they wrote a letter to Alaska’s governor and gained his support. Read More: https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-elizabeth-peratrovich

Celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich! #GoogleDoodle

✍🏼 📓 Have a knack for #storytelling? We invite you to enter the #WinterSolstice Storytelling Contest. This short story c...
12/29/2020

✍🏼 📓 Have a knack for #storytelling? We invite you to enter the #WinterSolstice Storytelling Contest. This short story contest is open to BIE students & AI/AN students grades 9-12. Entry Details HERE: www.bie.edu/newsarticle/winter-contest

Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
12/29/2020
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

🍎 Educators—in classrooms, online, and at home—get an overview of Native Knowledge 360°, the museum’s national educational initiative. Maria Marable-Bunch, Associate Director for Museum Learning and Programs, covers everything from the textbook survey and community consultations that informed the initiative’s design to plans going forward, including the possibility of developing resources for early childhood education. NEW from Smithsonian Education and Smithsonian Magazine.

#NK360

🌳🌳 Translated "Tree's in a Circle", T'iis Nazbas Community School is this week's #FeatureFriday! Located near the Four C...
12/25/2020

🌳🌳 Translated "Tree's in a Circle", T'iis Nazbas Community School is this week's #FeatureFriday! Located near the Four Corners monument in Teec Nos Pos, AZ. Their mission is that every child will be empowered to be life-long learners & critical thinkers with compassion. 🧠💗💡

🎁🎄 ❄️May your holiday cheer last all through the year! Warmest wishes and happy holidays from BIE! ❄️🎄 🎁
12/25/2020

🎁🎄 ❄️May your holiday cheer last all through the year! Warmest wishes and happy holidays from BIE! ❄️🎄 🎁

ICYMI: BIE is now taking entries for the Winter Solstice Storytelling Contest. This short story contest is open to AI/AN...
12/24/2020

ICYMI: BIE is now taking entries for the Winter Solstice Storytelling Contest. This short story contest is open to AI/AN students grades 9-12. Five winners will be selected! READ MORE HERE: www.bie.edu/newsarticle/winter-contest

Did you know that BIA has opportunities for students? IA is committed to employing, developing & sustaining a high quali...
12/23/2020

Did you know that BIA has opportunities for students? IA is committed to employing, developing & sustaining a high quality workforce charged with enhancing the quality of life for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. Learn More: https://www.bia.gov/jobs/Student_Opportunities

🧪🥼🎨 🖍️ Have you heard about our December #SundayFunday series? Each week we post a simple low-cost STEAM (Science, Techn...
12/22/2020

🧪🥼🎨 🖍️ Have you heard about our December #SundayFunday series? Each week we post a simple low-cost STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematic) activity to do with your youth.
Catch up on our playlist HERE: http://ow.ly/eszi50CRjEq

Yesterday we announced something really cool for AI/AN youth in celebration of this occasion (see previous post). What a...
12/22/2020

Yesterday we announced something really cool for AI/AN youth in celebration of this occasion (see previous post). What are your tribal practices during the Winter time?

Happy Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice for our fans in the Southern Hemisphere)! Today marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of astronomical winter. Here's to brighter days ahead!

🎨🖍️✂️We hope you are enjoying this #SundayFunday series! Today, we are sharing “It’s Not Ugly! It’s Art!” Sweater Activi...
12/20/2020

🎨🖍️✂️We hope you are enjoying this #SundayFunday series! Today, we are sharing “It’s Not Ugly! It’s Art!” Sweater Activity, in honor of the modern #UglySweater tradition. It's simple and fun #STEAM project for the whole family!
WATCH NOW: https://youtu.be/FS-JMRO9_TE

#FeatureFriday is here! Wingate High School is located in Ft. Wingate, NM. Their mission is to nurture the whole person ...
12/18/2020

#FeatureFriday is here! Wingate High School is located in Ft. Wingate, NM. Their mission is to nurture the whole person in self-identity, education, leadership & wisdom. #YeegoShushYeego! 🐻🐻

🎓Congratulations to Bacone College 2020 Graduates! It was an honor for BIE Director Tony Dearman to virtually be part of...
12/15/2020

🎓Congratulations to Bacone College 2020 Graduates! It was an honor for BIE Director Tony Dearman to virtually be part of your commencement ceremony. Well done, students; now, go make history! #2020graduation #BaconeCollege #NativeEducation #NativeLeaders #lifelonglearners

12/13/2020

Feeling a little Grinchy? Check out our #SundayFunday science experiment "How to Grow a Heart Two Sizes Too Small". We encourage you to have a little fun during this holiday season and let us know if you enjoy #SundayFunday!
WATCH: https://youtu.be/P14U5G-Zml4

#FeatureFriday finds us in the beautiful Southwest! Nestled in Jemez Pueblo, NM, Jemez Day School serves students grades...
12/11/2020

#FeatureFriday finds us in the beautiful Southwest! Nestled in Jemez Pueblo, NM, Jemez Day School serves students grades K-6. Jemez Pueblo is one of the remaining 19 pueblos of NM. JDS strives to develop and implement language & culture into their curriculum.

12/06/2020

😁🙌🏼❄️It's Sunday Funday! Every Sunday of this month we will launch a new STEAM project on social media. This week we are creating Winter Literacy Slime!
Watch Now: https://youtu.be/NfEOdbZFpHY

#FeatureFriday showcases Sherman Indian High School. Originally opened in 1892, as the Perris Indian School, the school ...
12/04/2020

#FeatureFriday showcases Sherman Indian High School. Originally opened in 1892, as the Perris Indian School, the school was accredited in 1971 and became what we know today. SIHS students represent over 76 federally recognized tribes from across the US.

💡🎄 Beautiful lights warm our hearts and light our path. We are elated to share this bright article from the Smithsonian ...
12/01/2020

💡🎄 Beautiful lights warm our hearts and light our path. We are elated to share this bright article from the Smithsonian Magazine in honor of National Christmas Lights Day! 🎄💡
http://ow.ly/xdfu50Czw82

✍🏽 ‍🏫For Educators of NM 🍎🌵: Our friends at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center have released the #IndigenousWisdom curric...
11/30/2020
Indigenous Wisdom Curriculum Project | Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

✍🏽 ‍🏫For Educators of NM 🍎🌵: Our friends at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center have released the #IndigenousWisdom curriculum project to provide teachers with educational plans for K–12 students to learn about Pueblo culture & history. http://ow.ly/GVMR50CyHWQ

The Indigenous Wisdom Curriculum Project at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center provides curriculum for New Mexico students to learn about factors and conditions that shaped modern Pueblo culture and history.

#FeatureFriday finds us in the beautiful Supai Village of Arizona. Havasupai Elementary School’s, K-8, vision is to help...
11/27/2020

#FeatureFriday finds us in the beautiful Supai Village of Arizona. Havasupai Elementary School’s, K-8, vision is to help each student reach their own highest potential in a safe environment. Their motto is “Be caring. Be respectful. Be responsible. Be safe.”

Wow! Thanks RIS for participating in #RockYourMocs!
11/23/2020

Wow! Thanks RIS for participating in #RockYourMocs!

Commemorating Native American Heritage month by Rocking Their Mocs are Riverside Indian School staff members: Janice Sanchez, Robbin Sanders, Amanda Moore, Judith Hunter and Janet Shunkamolah. Rock Your Mocs has become an opportunity to celebrate and honor Native and indigenous cultures. "We're wearing our mocs in honor of our mother, Janelle Sanchez," explained sisters Janice Sanchez and Robbin Sanders. "She taught us to honor our ancestors and culture."

#FeatureFriday puts the spotlight on Ojibwa Indian School (OIS). Located in Belcourt, ND, OIS is dedicated to academic e...
11/20/2020

#FeatureFriday puts the spotlight on Ojibwa Indian School (OIS). Located in Belcourt, ND, OIS is dedicated to academic excellence and enrolls approximately 280 students in grades K-8. Ojibwa has been recognized as a school of academic excellence and multicultural enrichment.

Are you passionate about #education? Do you want to support #tribal students? We are now hiring for various positions ac...
11/18/2020

Are you passionate about #education? Do you want to support #tribal students? We are now hiring for various positions across the nation. Learn more about these wonderful opportunities at https://www.bie.edu/careers now!

Follow Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today for more great resources for your students, children, and ...
11/18/2020

Follow Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today for more great resources for your students, children, and staff!

During National American Indian Heritage Month, DoDEA joins the nation in recognizing American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, having served with valor in our nation's conflicts and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States. Be sure to check out the Bureau of Indian Education and U.S. Indian Affairs pages for a wealth of information.

11/17/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Please join our presentation on BIE's Standards, Assessments and Accountability Tribal Waivers on November 18, 12:30 PM Mountain time to learn more about the BIE application process and requirements for Tribal waivers for school year 2021-2022.

Topic: BIE Standards, Assessments and Accountability Tribal Waiver
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Starting tomorrow, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema Showcase presents virtual stre...
11/17/2020
Native Cinema Showcase

Starting tomorrow, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema Showcase presents virtual streaming of new NA films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. Watch Native filmmakers & stories from the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic. https://nmai.brand.live/c/nativecinemashowcase

11/16/2020
U.S. Indian Affairs

I spy with my little eye, some little moccasins. What a beauty to behold!

Enjoy a small slideshow of BIA employee submissions for this year's Rock Your Moc's Day!

Established in 2011, Rock Your Mocs, is a worldwide Indigenous Peoples, American Indian and Alaska Native grassroots movement held annually in the U.S. during Native American Heritage Month (November). This social media campaign is held to inspire cultural pride for American Indians and Alaska Natives and to showcase individual tribal identity that also honors our ancestors.

#RockYourMocs
#RockYourMocs2020

11/15/2020
Rock Your Mocs Promo 2

Happy Rock Your Mocs Day!
Watch Now: https://youtu.be/E4-UUgGJOIU

Established in 2011, Rock Your Mocs, is a worldwide Indigenous Peoples, American Indian and Alaska Native grassroots movement held annually in the U.S. durin...

Today’s BIE feature is Ojo Encino Day School! OEDS strives to emphasize the values of wisdom, respect, honesty, caring, ...
11/13/2020

Today’s BIE feature is Ojo Encino Day School! OEDS strives to emphasize the values of wisdom, respect, honesty, caring, sharing, courage, and honor. Their motto, seen on the school building, is Iina' Biniye'O'hoo'aah (Learning for Life).

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