Serve as an ambassador for Indian Education providing guidance and leadership to the Native American tribes recognized as sovereign nations. Services include technical assistance information and appropriate professional development, as well as, collaborative efforts to bridge the gap between the state, tribal nations and schools. Provide educators with continued access to culturally appropriate resource/information and in-service that reflects teaching strategies and learning styles which ensure full inclusion of the Native American child in a positive learning environment and furthers the educational opportunities of the Native American students enrolled in Oklahoma’s public schools.
Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education
The Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education was created by House Bill 2929 which became effective on July 1, 2010 and will continue until July 1, 2014. The Council shall make recommendations to the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of public instruction in the Education matters affecting the Education of Native American students in Oklahoma.
The Council is composed of an 18 member board which will make recommendation, evaluate, and make an annual report on the effectiveness of the public education system in meeting the needs of the Native American students in Oklahoma. The Council meets quarterly.
The complete list of appointees for the 18-member Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education is as follows:
- Greg Anderson, Muscogee Creek Nation
- Jana Roth, Delaware Tribe
- Lori Hamilton, Chickasaw Nation
- Lisa John, Chickasaw Nation
- Gay Munsell, Kaw Nation
- Judy C. Davis, Miami Nation
- Mary McCormick, Sac and Fox Nation
- Jim Parrish, Choctaw Nation
- Jack W. Shadwick, Modoc Tribe
- Lucyann Harjo, Director of Indian Education, Norman Public Schools
- Esther Bell, Shawnee, Ok
- Mr. Paul Pinkerton, Stilwell, OK
- Superintendent Tom Crimmins, Elgin Public Schools
- Dr. James King, College of the Muscogee Nation
2013 Meeting Dates
All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m., unless noted otherwise.
- February 13th, 2013
Oklahoma State Department of Education. Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
- February 19th, 2013 (10am-3pm)
State Board Room, State Department of Education
- March 6, 2013
-Room 315, State Department of Education
April 10th, 2013
Oklahoma State Capital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- July 10th, 2013
Cox Convention Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 9th, 2013
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Previous Year Meetings
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For More Information Contact: Dwight M. Pickering, Director of American Indian Education Culture/Heritage, (405) 522-1591.