March 13th, 2014
This week, Chickasaw Nation citizen and U.S. Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act as a companion bill to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Jon Tester's (D-MT) identical bill introduced in January 2014. If passed, these bills would help eligible entities in the United States, such as Native-serving schools, build capacity to provide instruction in a local Native language to support the culture and linguistic traditions of their students. The National Indian Education Association is applauding Congressman Cole's action and working to garner support for the bills, in hopes they will be acted upon as soon as possible.
September 21st, 2013
The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) has launched a Facebook page, as another way to communicate both about upcoming ICASS-VIII and other IASSA-related info. Please check them out and share the page with your friends who might be interested in IASSA.