The Office of Indian Education has compiled resources to help Native American teachers, students, and families, as well as educators and those serving Indigenous students.
Resources specific to one of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes can be found here.
More information about the Arizona Department of Education's programs and resources can be found here.
The Native American Language Certification Policy R7-2-614(J) was unanimously adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education on August 27, 2012 and went into immediate effect at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
This policy allows for individuals with Native American language proficiency, whose proficiency is verified by tribal assessments, to apply for a Native Language Teacher Certificate at (ADE). This policy is an avenue for non-degreed language experts to teach only Native languages to students in Arizona schools.
In 2009, the Native American Language approved area was also passed for those meeting all other requirements for a regular teaching certificate.
Changing the Narrative: Challenging Misconceptions of Native Americans
IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative, created and led by Native Americans, to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.
The Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program provides thousands of Arizona’s Native American high school students the opportunity to take college courses for both high school and college credit. A student’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be protected. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
Becoming Visible Report is an analysis of the landscape of current state efforts to bring high-quality educational content about Native peoples and communities into all kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) classrooms across the United States.
Bureau of Indian Education's (BIE) mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian and Alaska Native higher education issues through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, lands, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging Tribal College and Universities (TCUs).
National Museum of the American Indian, part of the Smithsonian Institution, is the world's most expansive collection of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Article Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
Native American Rights Fund provides legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation.
Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, protect their lands and environment, protect their cultures and ways of life, achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and realize their other human rights.
Reclaiming Native Truth Project is a national effort to foster cultural, social, and policy change by empowering Native Americans to counter discrimination, invisibility, and the dominant narratives that limit Native opportunity, access to justice, health, and self-determination.
Phoenix Indian Center provides a safe, supportive environment for American Indian people looking for an opportunity in this dynamic but unfamiliar and often challenging urban setting.
Native Health strives to provide the best health care available for urban American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other individuals who generally experience barriers to holistic, patient-centered, culturally sensitive health and wellness services.
Native American Connections owns and operates 21 sites throughout Central Phoenix offering a continuum of affordable housing, health, and community development services that touch and change the lives of over 10,000 individuals and families each year.
OIE recommends adding radio stations that broadcast on Tribal Nations to your communications toolbox when working with or promoting resources to Tribal Nations. Find a complete list of radio stations that serve Tribal Nations in Arizona HERE.