American Indian Education

  • The Title VI American Indian Education Program is a federal program. Johnston County Public Schools participates through a grant designed to support the efforts of our schools to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

    The Parent Committee uses the funds to provide eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students with tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, educational summer camps, and school supplies. The committee meets monthly to plan events and discuss the needs of our American Indian and Alaska Native students. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For questions call the number listed at the bottom of this page.

    Eligibility (with a completed and verified 506 form)

    • A member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of a federally recognized Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribes or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; -or-
    • A descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described above; -or-
    • Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; -or-
    • An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska native; -or-
    • A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988.


    Useful Links


    Announcements and Upcoming Events:

                                                                             Academic and Cultural Events 2019:.

    • May 4, from 10am-12pm--EOG/EOC  workshop for AI  Elementary, Middle, and High Students. This will happen at AG Glenn Building. Students will learn strategies for the test and how to reduce their stress before and during testing and possibly create a stress-reducing craft.
    • FREE USDA Summer Camp for American Indian High School Students at UNC Pembroke, July 8-19

       The Southeast American Indian Studies (SAIS) Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the fifth annual Safeguarding Our Natural Heritage Youth Program. 

       The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and hosted by SAIS, will be held July 8-19, 2019. Please see the attached application or download it from

      The FREE two-week residential program is seeking 20 American Indian high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors that have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as agriculture, veterinary, plant, food, environmental sciences, and natural resources, wildlife biology, and related fields.The intensive program will be held at UNC Pembroke, with visits to sites within the state including North Carolina State University in Raleigh, East Carolina University in Greenville, and the NC Zoo in Asheboro.

      The program will expose students to the STEM and other fields, the college environment at UNC Pembroke, and American Indian history and culture, as well as potential career opportunities for college graduates in the tribal community and with the USDA-APHIS.

       The application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019, no later than 5 p.m.

       Return completed application to your Indian Education YDS staff or mail to: Southeast American Indian Studies Program, UNC Pembroke, PO Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372.

       For additional information, please visit or contact

      • Dr. Alfred Bryant (Lumbee), Founding Director, Southeast American Indian Studies Program  |  Email: | Phone: 910.775.4009 | Fax: 910.522.5795
      • Lawrence T. Locklear (Lumbee), Program Coordinator, Southeast American Indian Studies Program  |  Email: | Phone: 910.775.4579  | Fax: 910.522.5795
    • July 27 will be the Lumber River canoe trip. Times TBD.
    • Parent committe meetings dates:  May 9 (moved to a week earlier than originally planned)  June 27.  All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. We strive to keep the meeting to one hour. Please join us for these meetings in the media center at West View Elementary School located at 11755 Cleveland Road, Garner, NC.


    • Lost your proof of membership card??? Most tribal offices will replace for a small fee accompanied by a written request.  Requirements are usually included on the websites for each tribe.  Proof of tribal membership is required for students to be eligible to benefit from this program, and we need to ensure we are reaching all eligible students. Because of the confidentiality of this information, tribal offices cannot provide membership information to third parties.  Please ensure your membership information is on file.  If you are unsure, contact Mrs. Batten or Mrs. Locklear.


    • Form 506 can be printed from Useful Links at the top of this webpage.



    For more information contact:

    Mrs. Faitha Batten
    Executive Director of Federal Programs
    Phone:  919-934-4361 x4072       Fax:  919-934-4082

    Gwen Locklear
    Parent Liaison
    Phone:  919-812-1473