Indian Education


The Oklahoma Indian Education Resource

The Oklahoma Indian Education Resource is an online resource designed to strengthen and expand the teaching of Native American culture, traditions, history and governments in Oklahoma.

Included in this valuable resource:
  • Oklahoma Indian tribe guides
  • Educator lesson plans
  • Collection of research tools and resources for educators

Click here to access the resource

Contact

Dwight M. Pickering
Director of American Indian Education Culture/Heritage
(405) 522-1591
Dwight.Pickering@sde.ok.gov


The office of American Indian Education shall 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. The office will 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 Tribal Consultation Guide
 

Links to Native American Resources

Native American Scholarship

ED 506 Form

Facts and Figures

  • There are over 130,000 Native American students attending Oklahoma public schools.
  • Oklahoma has 400 Title VII Indian Education programs in Oklahoma public schools.
  • The Family Wellness and Youth in Distress program of the Association of American Indian Physicians have developed a Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum that can be used in schools with large numbers of Native American students. Please contact Robert Whitebird at rwhitebird@aaip.org or (405) 946-7072.

 

Last updated on April 17, 2017