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Indian Education Advisory Council

The Indian Education Advisory Council was formed to address the achievement gap between Native and non-Native students in South Dakota. The council is advisory in form and function. It has representation from the following entities: all tribes in South Dakota, South Dakota Board of Education, Bureau of Indian Education, Tribal Education Departments, South Dakota Education Association, South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations, South Dakota Board of Regents, and school districts that possess a significant American Indian population and/or reside in the proximity of a significant tribal population.

The mission of the South Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council is to promote the highest quality of education for all American Indian children in South Dakota that is based in cultural relevancy and produces positive educational outcomes.

Meetings

Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the Boards and Commissions site.