January 21, 2011

Tribal member testifies before education committee

Tribal member testifies before education committee
Tribe wants office of Indian director reinstated
Karen Sitting Crow, education administrator for the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation, testified earlier this month in support of SB 2130, a bill that would re-establish the position of director of Indian Education within the Department of Public Instruction.
She said the position would provide a voice for Native American children, and their families. “It’s been about eight years since the position was last filled. The last director provided a resource guide for teachers to use. The guide gave a history of the four tribes in the state and was for both Indian and non-Indian teachers and classes.”

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