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Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education - Title VII

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Title VII dollars support the improved academic performance of the 11,900 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in Oregon by providing strategies which directly address the culturally related and academic need of AI/AN students. Federal dollars go directly to LEAs which submit applications PDF describing the intended use of the funds.

In addition to Title VII, Oregon's State Board of Education has adopted the Oregon American Indian/Alaska Native Education State PlanPDF Document. This plan highlights strategies for addressing the eleven goals which encompass staff development, curriculum, infusion, dropout prevention, culturally appropriate assessment, early childhood, and parental involvement.

Title VII programs are designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state performance standards expected of all students. The Department of Education is updating contacts for Title VII programs.

2012-13 Title VII District Coordinators

Overview of Executive Order 96-30 Acrobat Document: State/Tribal Government-to-Government Relations by the Governor of the State of Oregon in May of 1996 has provided an additional venue of tribal involvement with the Oregon AI/AN Education State Plan. The purpose of the Executive Order is to formalize the government-to-government relationship that exists between Oregon's Indian tribes and the state, and is to establish a process which can assist in resolving potential conflict, maximize key intergovernmental relations and enhance an exchange of ideas and resources for the greater good of all of Oregon's citizens, whether tribal members or not.For more information about the Government to Government Education Cluster, please refer to the Government to Government Education Cluster manual PDF.

Oregon Tribal Websites

This page lists web page links for each of the 9 federally recognized tribes in Oregon.

Standing Strong - The Tribal Nations of Western Oregon
As part of the Oregon 150 celebration, this very informative video tracing the history of Oregon tribes residing in the western part of the state was produced by the Western Oregon Tribal OR150 Committee. The video provides both an historical perspective, and current information on five of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon. The western tribes in Oregon are: the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. Students studying Oregon history or teachers preparing classes on Oregon history will find this video very informative.

The following document offers accurate and contemporary appropriate curriculum specific to Oregon’s federally recognized tribes Indians in Oregon Today. An additional publication of the Oregon Council for the Humanities, The First Oregonians also offers a brief overview of Oregon’s federally recognized tribes. For additional resources please visit the ODE Oregon Studies web page.

The ODE promotes active tribal contact and communication through the Tribal Liaison. The Tribal Liaison meets at least quarterly with the Education Cluster of the Government-to-Government process to create and monitor an annual work plan; to exchange information on issues impacting tribes and schools; to review and establish policy positions on issues impacting the tribes; to receive questions and requests for data, research and information; to maintain active communication with all aspects of the educational enterprise including the department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development, the Oregon University System, the Teachers Standards & Practices Commission, the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, and the Oregon Education Investment Board.

American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant



Miscellaneous ODE Links

  • April Campbell Email    (503) 947-5810
    Office of the Deputy Superintendent - Advisor to Deputy State Superintendent on Indian Education

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