The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) advances comprehensive educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.
The premiere organization advocating for Native students, NIEA works to achieve educational equity and excellence, as well as ensure that all students are provided high-quality academic and cultural education. By serving as the critical link between our communities and the diverse array of institutions that serve our students in elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, NIEA holds all accountable for improving achievement.
Since its incorporation in 1970, NIEA has served as the convening organization for Native and non-Native stakeholders who work with our youth. From crafting and advocating legislation that expands Native control and choice over education, to providing research and support for Native communities to build capacity, NIEA plays a vital role in advancing the most important mission of all: building brighter futures for our students, their families and their cultures.