A Manual for Chief State School Officers and State Education Agencies On American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Sovereignty, Federal Education Programs for Tribal Students, and Tribal Education Departments. Prepared by the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) with assistance from the Native American Rights Fund. (2006)

The purpose of this Manual is to provide general information to Chief State School Officers and State Education Agencies (SEAs) about American Indian and Alaska Native tribal sovereignty, various federal education programs for tribal students, and Tribal Education Departments (TEDs). This Manual is intended to assist Chief State School Officers and SEAs in their understanding of tribal sovereignty, federal education programs for tribal students, and TEDs.

While the information in this Manual is not necessarily specific to any particular state, it is intended to guide Chief State’ School Officers and SEAs in the assessment, development, and implementation of the education laws, regulations, -and policies within each state. Most importantly, the purpose of this Manual is to help foster intergovernmental partnerships .and relationships. between state and tribal governments as they address matters of education in their efforts to serve effectively schools and students.

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