Bureau of Indian Education Strategic Plan, 48241 [2017-22446]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 17, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Bureau of Indian Education Strategic Plan Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of tribal consultations. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct a series of consultation sessions regarding its proposed strategic plan. The BIE will conduct five on-site tribal consultation sessions and one telephonic session. The on-site consultation sessions will be held at geographically diverse locations across the country to maximize Tribal input early in the process. The telephonic session will be held on December 14, 2017. SUMMARY: The BIE will conduct the following five on-site consultation sessions and one telephonic consultation. The on-site sessions will be held: 1. Wednesday November 15, 2017, in Salem, OR from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PST. 2. Tuesday November 28, 2017, in Anadarko, OK from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CST. 3. Tuesday December 5, 2017, in Bismarck, ND from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. MDT. 4. Tuesday December 12, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. MDT. The last session will be held telephonically and by webinar on Thursday December 14, 2017, by calling 631–992–3221 and entering the passcode 759–763–471. The Web site for the webinar is https://attendee.goto webinar.com/register/772775073559 5699458, and the webinar ID is 993– 210–731. This session can accommodate 500 participants. ADDRESSES: The on-site sessions will be held at the following locations: • Wednesday November 15, 2017, onsite consultation session will be held at Chemawa Indian School Auditorium, 3700 Chemawa Road NE., Salem, OR 97305 • Tuesday November 28, 2017, on-site consultation session will be held at Riverside Indian School, 101 Riverside Drive, Anadarko, OK 73005 • Tuesday December 5, 2017, on-site consultation session will be held at United Tribes Technical College, Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Oct 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504 • Tuesday December 12, 2017, on-site consultation session will be held at the National Indian Programs Training Center, 1011 Indian School Road NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104 The draft strategic plan will be available at: https://www.bie.edu/ consultation/index.htm. Send written comments to Ms. Paulina Bell, Bureau of Indian Education, by any of the following methods: (Preferred method) email: paulina.bell@bie.edu; mail, handcarry or use an overnight courier service to Bureau of Indian Education, ATTN: Ms. Paulina Bell, RE: BIE Draft Strategic Plan Consultation Comments, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3609, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paulina Bell, Bureau of Indian Education; telephone: (202) 208–3479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIE is committed to improving and enhancing its service delivery and improving the education of Indian students served by BIE-funded schools. The BIE is developing a bureau-wide strategic plan to guide its work and service delivery to students, schools, and tribes. To that end, the BIE recently engaged its staff in a process of strategic performance planning with the intention of submitting the proposed draft strategic plan for collaborative and meaningful consultation with Tribes early in the process. On March 8, 2017, April 11, 2017, June 14, 2017, July 18–20, 2017, and August 29–30, 2017, the BIE convened local, regional, and central office BIE personnel in order to formulate proposed strategic plan vision, mission, and organizational values statements as well as goals and strategies to implement the goals in the planning process. In order to ensure that its strategic planning efforts result in a high quality, effective, and useful plan, BIE partnered with external subject matter expert organizations specializing in educational strategic performance planning, including the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the South Central Comprehensive Center located at the University of Oklahoma (SC3), and the Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCPC). These organizations are providing BIE with valuable technical subject matter expertise and shared best practices in developing an effective, five-year strategic plan proposal with which to engage tribes in meaningful and timely consultation. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48241 BIE emphasizes that it is early in the strategic planning process and views the proposed strategic plan as a useful draft document that will assist Tribes in affording meaningful and substantive input during the scheduled consultation sessions. BIE earnestly appreciates and values any constructive input regarding its draft strategic plan and invites tribes, tribal leaders, and/or their designees to consult on the proposed plan during the aforementioned meetings. Dated: October 11, 2017. Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education. [FR Doc. 2017–22446 Filed 10–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0024109; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wisconsin Historical Society has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Wisconsin Historical Society. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Wisconsin Historical Society at the address in this notice by November 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706, telephone (608) 264–6434, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Bureau of Indian Education Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultations.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Education 
(BIE) will conduct a series of consultation sessions regarding its 
proposed strategic plan. The BIE will conduct five on-site tribal 
consultation sessions and one telephonic session. The on-site 
consultation sessions will be held at geographically diverse locations 
across the country to maximize Tribal input early in the process. The 
telephonic session will be held on December 14, 2017.

DATES: The BIE will conduct the following five on-site consultation 
sessions and one telephonic consultation. The on-site sessions will be 
held:
    1. Wednesday November 15, 2017, in Salem, OR from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 
p.m. PST.
    2. Tuesday November 28, 2017, in Anadarko, OK from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 
p.m. CST.
    3. Tuesday December 5, 2017, in Bismarck, ND from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 
p.m. MDT.
    4. Tuesday December 12, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 p.m.-
5:00 p.m. MDT.
    The last session will be held telephonically and by webinar on 
Thursday December 14, 2017, by calling 631-992-3221 and entering the 
passcode 759-763-471. The Web site for the webinar is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7727750735595699458, and the webinar 
ID is 993-210-731. This session can accommodate 500 participants.

ADDRESSES: The on-site sessions will be held at the following 
locations:

 Wednesday November 15, 2017, on-site consultation session will 
be held at Chemawa Indian School Auditorium, 3700 Chemawa Road NE., 
Salem, OR 97305
 Tuesday November 28, 2017, on-site consultation session will 
be held at Riverside Indian School, 101 Riverside Drive, Anadarko, OK 
73005
 Tuesday December 5, 2017, on-site consultation session will be 
held at United Tribes Technical College, Lewis Goodhouse Wellness 
Center, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
 Tuesday December 12, 2017, on-site consultation session will 
be held at the National Indian Programs Training Center, 1011 Indian 
School Road NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104

    The draft strategic plan will be available at: https://www.bie.edu/consultation/index.htm. Send written comments to Ms. Paulina Bell, 
Bureau of Indian Education, by any of the following methods: (Preferred 
method) email: paulina.bell@bie.edu; mail, hand-carry or use an 
overnight courier service to Bureau of Indian Education, ATTN: Ms. 
Paulina Bell, RE: BIE Draft Strategic Plan Consultation Comments, 1849 
C Street NW., Mail Stop 3609, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paulina Bell, Bureau of Indian 
Education; telephone: (202) 208-3479.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIE is committed to improving and 
enhancing its service delivery and improving the education of Indian 
students served by BIE-funded schools. The BIE is developing a bureau-
wide strategic plan to guide its work and service delivery to students, 
schools, and tribes. To that end, the BIE recently engaged its staff in 
a process of strategic performance planning with the intention of 
submitting the proposed draft strategic plan for collaborative and 
meaningful consultation with Tribes early in the process.
    On March 8, 2017, April 11, 2017, June 14, 2017, July 18-20, 2017, 
and August 29-30, 2017, the BIE convened local, regional, and central 
office BIE personnel in order to formulate proposed strategic plan 
vision, mission, and organizational values statements as well as goals 
and strategies to implement the goals in the planning process.
    In order to ensure that its strategic planning efforts result in a 
high quality, effective, and useful plan, BIE partnered with external 
subject matter expert organizations specializing in educational 
strategic performance planning, including the Council of Chief State 
School Officers (CCSSO), the South Central Comprehensive Center located 
at the University of Oklahoma (SC3), and the Building State Capacity 
and Productivity Center (BSCPC). These organizations are providing BIE 
with valuable technical subject matter expertise and shared best 
practices in developing an effective, five-year strategic plan proposal 
with which to engage tribes in meaningful and timely consultation.
    BIE emphasizes that it is early in the strategic planning process 
and views the proposed strategic plan as a useful draft document that 
will assist Tribes in affording meaningful and substantive input during 
the scheduled consultation sessions. BIE earnestly appreciates and 
values any constructive input regarding its draft strategic plan and 
invites tribes, tribal leaders, and/or their designees to consult on 
the proposed plan during the aforementioned meetings.

    Dated: October 11, 2017.
Tony Dearman,
Director, Bureau of Indian Education.
[FR Doc. 2017-22446 Filed 10-16-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4337-15-P