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                                                                        MISSION STATEMENT
THE MISSION OF THE NORTH DAKOTA INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION IS TO REPRESENT AND PROMOTE QUALITY EDUCATION AS IT PERTAINS TO THE ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, CULTURAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

                                                                                    GOALS
THE GOALS OF THE NORTH DAKOTA INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SHALL BE:
1. To promote quality education for American Indian children in the State of North Dakota.
2. To increase NDIEA's membership from all reservations and urban areas in North Dakota.
3. To advocate, support, and maintain a state supported Director of Indian Education representing the needs of American Indian children in North Dakota.
4. To promote the preservation of American Indian language, traditions, and cultures.
5. To advocate and provide professional growth for educators teaching American Indian learners.
6. To support, endorse and develop a quality American Indian curriculum.
7. To provide scholarships to American Indian students attending institutions of higher education.
8. To ensure the existence and financial stability of the North Dakota Indian Education Association.

THE NORTH DAKOTA INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT:
• All American Indian children and adults have the right to a culturally appropriate education that is both desirable and attainable.
• American Indian people have a right to determine, organize, and perpetuate their educational mission.
• As citizens, American Indian people have a right to be heard, represented, and involved in all aspects of education at the local, state, and national levels.