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Many tribes have
education laws, codes, and ordinances. Provided here are links to the education
laws of just a few tribes around the country.
These tribal education laws are included in the Tribal Constitution and Code Collection of the National Indian Law Library (NILL). Permission to digitize them for the NILL Collection and approved links has been obtained from each tribe.
These tribal education laws show the breadth of current tribal governance in education in areas such as school boards, tribal education committees, and the role of tribal law enforcement in education. At least one tribal education code, that of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, provides for a Tribal Education Department.
These tribal education laws address topics such as education curriculum, standards, and programs. They deal with accreditation, budgets and finance, facilities, construction, and transportation. Many provide for educator, student, and parental rights.
Some of these tribal education laws concern a variety of levels of schooling, including pre-school. Some of the laws pertain only to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but others pertain to the state public schools that serve tribal students, and thus contain unique provisions about state law and authority, and intergovernmental cooperative agreements between tribes and states in education.
If you would like your tribe's education law included in the NILL collection and / or this web site, please contact NILL Librarian David Selden at (303) 447-8760 or at email@example.com, or TEDNA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional non-digitized tribal codes with education provisions are housed at the National Indian Law Library.
Colorado River, Education Code (2004)
Eastern Band of Cherokee, Ch. 115 (2003)
Grand Traverse, Title 16 (2003)
Ho-Chunk, Dept of Education (2004)
Mille Lacs, Title 9 (2003)
Muscogee (Creek), Title 18, Education (2010)
Navajo, Title 10 (Fee-based, Westlaw)
Nisqually, Title 12 (2003)
Oglala Sioux, Ch. 26 (1996)
Rosebud Sioux, Education Code (1991)
Skokomish, Title 2 (2002), Education Ordinance (Sections 2.02.001 through 2.02.032)
Stockbridge-Munsee, Ch. 45 (2003)
Yankton Sioux, Title 15 (1995)
Provisions in No Child Left Behind that expressly mention TEDs
2004 Executive Order on American Indian and Alaska Native Education - Executive Order #13336
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies - Government-to-Government Relationship with Tribal Governments - September 2004
1998 Executive Order on American Indian and Alaska Native Education - Executive Order #13096
Regional Partnership Forum Report - July, 2002
Comprehensive Federal Indian Education Policy Statement - January 2001
The U.S. Department of Education's Consultation and Coordination Process With Indian Tribal Governments Under Executive Order 13175
New Indian Education Law in Arizona
Provisions in state laws that expressly mention TEDs
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