North Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council

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The North Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council (NDIEAC) is established by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to act in an advisory role to the department in matters affecting the education of Indian students in North Dakota.

The North Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council shall advocate for greater cooperation among tribal, state, and federal organizations, institutions, groups, and agencies for the express purpose of promoting high-quality education and equal education opportunity for North Dakota's Indian students.

The 2021 ND Indian Education Advisory Council is comprised of the following representatives:

  • Spirit Lake Tribe
    • Pat Walking Eagle
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    • Emma Jean Blue Earth
    • Sharon Two Bears
  • Three Affiliated Tribes - MHA Nation
    • Kathy Johnson
    • Amy Mossett
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
    • Keith Lavallie
    • Michelle Thomas
  • New Town Schools
    • Marc Bluestone, Assistant Superintendent
    • Beth Zietz, Superintendent
  • ND Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
    • Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
    • Laurie Matzke, Assistant Superintendent
    • Joe Kolosky, Director, School Approval and Opportunity
    • Lucy Fredericks, Director, Indian/Multicultural Education
    • Lodee Arnold, Assistant Director, Indian/Multicultural Education
  • ND Indian Affairs Commission
    • Scott Davis, Executive Director
    • Brad Hawk, Indian Health Systems Administrator
  • ND Department of Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • Wayde Sick, State Director
  • Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
    • Casey Sovo, Education Program Administrator
  • ND United
    • Nick Archuleta, President
  • Bismarck Public Schools
    • Chadwick Kramer, Indian Education Office
  • Fargo Public Schools
    • Melody Staebner, Indian Education Coordinator