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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA Tomorrow William Mendoza, Lakota, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, will consult with tribal leaders in Flagstaff, Arizona on Thursday to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.
William Mendoza - Lakota
The consultation is an outgrowth of President Obama's November 5, 2009 Presidential Memorandum and Executive Order 13175, which directs government agencies to develop a plan of action for providing regular and meaningful consultation and strengthening of government to government relationships with Indian tribes.
Mendoza will listen to tribal leaders provide comments on the Memorandum of Understanding between the US Departments of Education and Interior, which aims to expand educational opportunities and improve academic achievement for American Indians and Alaska Natives. He will also provide updates on efforts in Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
WHAT: Tribal Consultation on Improving Indian Education
WHO: William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Native
Northern Arizona University
Ashurst Hall Auditorium - Building 11
321 McMullen Circle
WHEN: May 24, 8 am - 12 noon
posted May 23, 2012 2:50 pm edt
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