The state of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth is evolving. In order to create solutions, we must first define the problem. Compared to their peers at a national level, AI/AN students are not seeing the same growth in educational attainment, regardless of where they attend school. Despite a perception that all AI/AN students attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, only about 8 percent attend BIE schools, and over 90 percent of AI/AN students attend public schools.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide tribal nations the information and tools they need to assume more responsibility and oversight of the education of youth in their communities