Native Village Youth and Education News
September 2009


Nearly $3.5 Million Awarded in Grants to Improve Education for Indian Children
Grants will help programs from preschool to high school

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the award of 14 grants totaling $3,404,882 to programs in 11 states that will help American Indian children succeed in school.

“This is an opportunity to assist students who are, as I’ve seen for myself, some of the most motivated in any of our nation’s schools,” said Duncan, who visited the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana this spring.

Grants are awarded under the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program to help enhance both preschool preparation for American Indian children and efforts to prepare American Indian high school students transition to and succeed in college or other postsecondary education options.

More information about Indian education is available from the Office of Indian Education at

Bering Strait School District, Unalakleet -- $291,293
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Anchorage -- $260,289
Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, Juneau --
Page Unified School District, Page -- $284,690
Painted Desert STAR School, Flagstaff --
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, Tuolumne --
Arlee School District, Arlee --
Omaha Public Schools, Omaha -- $281,372
Alamo Navajo School Board, Magdalena -- $197,360
Mountain Elementary School, Stilwell -- $200,266
Native American Youth and Family, Portland --
Mid-Central Educational Cooperative, Platte --
Puget Sound Educational Service District, Renton --
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bayfield -- $

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