2004- Navajo Nation and Board of Directors of Shiprock Alternative Schools, Inc. v. Office of Indian Education Programs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

The Navajo Nation (Nation) and the Board of Directors of Shiprock Alternative Schools, Inc. (SASI) (collectively “Appellants”) appeal from a September 26, 2003, decision by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs (PDAS) and the Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The PDAS refused to consider and approve a proposed grant
amendment from SASI, submitted pursuant to the Tribally Controlled Schools Act (TCSA), 25 U.S.C.A. §§ 2501 – 2511 (Supp. 2004), to expand SASI’s grant activities to include administration of the Kayenta Community School (Kayenta school), in Kayenta, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. A previous grant to the Kayenta Community School Board, Inc. (Kayenta School
Board) had expired and the Nation did not reauthorize that entity to operate the Kayenta school. Following the September 26 decision, BIA took over administration of the Kayenta school.


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)