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The annual report of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) contains recommendations based on American Indian/Alaska Native perceptions of educational program needs in the areas of legislation, policy, administration, and funding. Part 1 describes the purpose and functions of NACIE. Part 2 is a paper titled "Keeping Forgotten Promises," that provides an overview of the history of Indian education and emphasizes the federal government's failure to provide an adequate education to American Indians. Part 3 contains NACIE's recommendations to Congress in reference to federal agencies impacting Indian education and revisions to current legislation. Part 4 reviews Indian Education Act grants issued during 1993 to local education agencies, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools, Indian controlled schools, and other programs aimed at improving Indian education. Part 5 provides an overview of BIA education programs including Department of Education programs funded through the BIA, school operations, BIA continuing education programs, tribal priority allocations, area office operations, special programs, and educational facilities construction. Appendices contain fiscal year 1993 program profiles; Office of Indian Education showcase project descriptions; Office of Indian Education funding statistics; Office of the Inspector General, Indian Fellowship Report; federal register notices for fiscal year 1993; fiscal year 1992 NACIE recommendations and Department of Education responses; and fiscal year 1993 NACIE closed-meeting reports. (LP)

Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Budgets, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Tribally Controlled Education

Author: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.


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