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:

     

    • Thank you to the participants who attended the painting class with Tony D'Amico.  It was a fun day and participants left with a piece of artwork of their own making.
    • November is American Indian Heritage Month.
    • Here are some events recognizing and celebrating American Indian Heritage Month:
    • At the NC Museum of History on November 16, American Indian Heritage Education Day is being held.  Also  at the museum on November 17,   the 23rd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration will be happening.
    • Complimentary Tickets are available to Wes Studi (Cherokee Nation) Talk at UNC Pembroke.  Actor Wes Studi, a member of the Cherokee Nation, will speak at UNC Pembroke on Monday, Novebmer 19, 2018. Studi has appeared in the Academy Award winning films Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans. Most recently he appeared in Hostiles alongside Christian Bale.The UNCP Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership is offering complimentary tickets to Indian Education Programs throughout the state. If you are interested in attending and would like complimentary tickets for your students, forward the email to your child's teacher or ask the teacher to please contact Abdul Ghaffar, director of the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership at abdul.ghaffar@uncp.edu or 910.521.6577. 

    • November Parent Committee Meeting has been changed to Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

    • Other parent committe meetings dates:   Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 11, May 16, 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.
    • Mark your December calendar with a two hour Saturday workshop. Parent-child together: Taste of STEM. December 8, 2018 at Indian Ed. Center at 201 Avery Street, Garner, NC 27529 . Times to be announced. 
    • 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
    faithabatten@johnston.k12.nc.us

    Gwen Locklear
    Parent Liaison
    Phone:  919-812-1473
    gwendolynlocklear@johnston.k12.nc.us