Indian Education Act

This Act was “the landmark legislation establishing a comprehensive approach to meeting the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students” that recognized their “unique, educational and culturally related academic needs and distinct lanaguage and cultural needs.” [Source] In 2001, it is reauthorized in Title VII of the No Child Left Behind Act. The implications for language policy rest in the formal recongition of the unique cultures and languages of the nation’s first peoples and the resulting financial and educational supports provided for members of those groups.