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U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Lincoln, Calif., will Gather Feedback on Education Matters Affecting American Indians


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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: May 18, 2012 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Joyce Silverthorne, Director of the Office of Indian Education, will consult with tribal leaders in Lincoln, Calif., on Friday, May 18, to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.

The consultation is an effort aligned with President Obama’s Nov. 5, 2009 Presidential Memorandum and Executive Order 13175, which directs agencies to develop a plan of action for providing regular and meaningful consultation and strengthening of government-to-government relationships with Indian tribes. Silverthorne, serving as a U.S. Department of Education representative, will discuss the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Departments of Education and Interior with tribal leaders. The Memorandum aims to expand educational opportunities and improve academic achievement for American Indian and Alaska Native students. She will also provide updates on efforts in Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Act.


Event 1
Who : Joyce Silverthorne, director of the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Meeting to gather feedback on education matters affecting American Indians
When : 1 p.m.-5 p.m. PT – Friday, May 18, 2012
Where : Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, Calif.
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