Is Education Equal? How Federal Funding Shortages Impact Native Students

Jan 01, 2017
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Equity in education is possible only if the federal government upholds its trust responsibility to tribes- this responsibility includes a fiduciary obligation to provide equal access and equal resources to Native students. For too long, this responsibility has been left unsatisfied. Fully investing in school construction for BIE schools provides Native students an opportunity to  attend school in safe and healthy environments- a basic necessity that for too long has not been afforded to Native students.In this School Construction Narrative, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides priority list and funding requirements for major repair and replacement reconstruction of BIE academic facilities .