Willie Carrillo Elected CIEA President, 2014-15

Celebrating the life of Joseph Smith

Please share far and wide in your locale and network: An Honoring and Celebration of the life of “Grampa” Joe Smith will be held at: Three Rivers Lodge 13505 South Union Road Manteca, pharmacy CA  95336 3:00 PM, click  Sunday, October 21, 2012 There will be a Potlach meal (just bring your favorite dish), ceremony, […]

“Grampa” Joe Smith joined his Ancestors

Obituary JOSEPH SMITH (Muskogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma/Rosebud Lakota Sioux) Honored Elder Joseph Smith passed in Marysville California on October 9, medical 2012 on his 82nd birthday. Honored Elder Joseph Smith was born in Claremore, mind Oklahoma, pharmacy in 1930. Son of Stanley Smith (Lakota), and Josephine Jacobs (Muscogee), and grandson of Joseph (Muscogee) and Nancy Jacobs […]

Endings and Beginnings, Reuppings and Joinings

Our Dear Friends of appropriate, valid, valuable, and relevant Indian Education; thank you for visiting our official site! Happy Holidays! As the year ends, so do our annual memberships. CIEA is nearly forty-five years young, so we’re here to stay. If your membership dues are up or you have friends and loved ones who would […]

NIEA Supports the Opposition to the Flexibility Act (H.R. 2445)

The Flexibility Act could potentially destroy Title VII funding  for Indian education grants in that it could allow the Local Education Agencies to move that funding to the general coffers, no longer exclusively for Indian Education.  –Clyde Hodge  From http://www.niea.org/data/files/niearesolutions2011.pdf : National Indian Education Association 110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 104 Washington, DC 20002 Ph: (202) 544-7290 / Fax: […]


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CIEA Election Certified by Elections Chair

Jeanna Spirou <jeannars@yahoo.com> wrote: Dear Executive Board, As of Saturday October 22, 2011, the preliminary findings are as follows: Northern Vice President: Donna Stapp Central Vice President: Willie Carrillo, Sr. Southern Vice President: Mary Levi The ballot count was conducted at the Manteca Title VII office.  I, Jeanna Spirou chaired theelections committee meeting  with President Clyde Hodge and […]

CIEA 2011 General Membership Vote-by-mail Vice-Presidential Election

h Election results for the CIEA 2011 General Membership Vote-by-mail Vice-Presidential Election are as follows: Northern Vice-President: Donna Stapp Central Vice-President:  Willie Carrillo Southern Vice-President:   Mary Levi If there are no challenges, prescription the election will be certified on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Thank you to all who made this possible!

CIEA Member Receives 2011 CTA Jim Clark American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award

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CIEA Cofounder, Prolific Writer, and NDN Education Activist UC Davis Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack E. Forbes Crosses Over

                              Honored Elder CIEA Northern VP, click CIEA Co-founder UC Davis Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Forbes, UNA Founder Dr. Lehman Brightman