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The Bureau of Indian Education which is commonly known as BIE is one of the division of the United States Department of the Interior which is under the Assistant Secretary of the Indian Affairs. The BIE was first known as the Office of Indian Education Programs or OIEP. The Bureau of Indian Education has got the headquarter in the state of Washington in the United States. The Bureau of Indian Education is mainly responsible for the management and also direction for the functions of the BIE education functions. The Bureau of Indian Education is also responsible for the formulation of the procedures and also the policies. It also controls the overall activities and the programs which is associated with the functions of the Bureau of Indian Education. The college also makes the approval for the expenditure and also the education functions.

The Bureau of Indian Education school organization has 184 straightforward and minor schools and dormitories located on 63 reservations in 23 states, including seven off-reservation boarding schools and 122 schools directly controlled by ethnic group and ethnic school boards under agreements or grants with the BIE. The bureau also funds 66 residential programs for students at 52 boarding schools and at 14 dormitories accommodation those attending close by tribal or public schools.

In the area of post secondary education, the Bureau of Indian Education makes available support to 24 tribal colleges and universities across the U.S. allocating over 25,000 students, and directly operates two institutions of higher education: Haskell Indian Nations University which is situated in Lawrence, Kansas, and Southwestern in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The concluding, however, lost the official approval in July 2010 and has been designated a "candidate" by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, the Bureau of Indian Education also functions higher education scholarship curriculum for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The federally operated colleges and the universities of the Bureau of Indian Education are:

·         Haskell Indian Nations University

·         Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute


The Bureau of Indian Education also has got the colleges and universities which are tribally operated, they are listed as follows:

Bay Mills Community College
Blackfeet Community College
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Chief Dull Knife College
College of Menominee Nation
College of the Muscogee Nation
Comanche Nation College
Diné College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Fort Belknap Community College
Fort Berthold Community College
Fort Peck Community College
Ilisagvik College
Institute of American Indian Arts
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Leech Lake Tribal College
Little Big Horn College
Little Priest Tribal College
Navajo Technical College
Nebraska Indian Community College
Northwest Indian College
Oglala Lakota College
Red Crow Community College
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Salish Kootenai College
Sinte Gleska University
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sitting Bull College
Stone Child College
Tohono O’odham Community College
Turtle Mountain Community College
United Tribes Technical College
White Earth Tribal and Community College
Wind River Tribal College 

Bureau of Indian Education has these colleges associated. The associated colleges and the universities also have got its own resources and documents which are:

College and University Plans
Application for Federal Assistance Standard Form-424
Assistant Secretary Press Release
BIA Government to Government Consultation Policy, 2000
BIE Higher Education Grant Program-Scholarship Information Packet 
Department of Advanced Technical Education Brochure
Embry-Riddle Scholarship in Science and Technology
Federal Register Notice, White House, Tribal Consultation, Nov. 2009 
Indian Student Count Form 22
June 5, 2009 Dear Tribal Leader Letter from Echo Hawk
MEMO_Student Check Out Procedures
MOU-IHS, BIE, BIA, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
NPM-EDUC-1-Enrollment Projection Process, Effective June 23, 2004 
NPM-EDUC-1A1-Enrollment Projection Process, Amendment 1, Effective June 24, 2005 
NPM-EDUC-1A2 Enrollment Projection Process, Amendment 2, Effective June 24, 2006 
NPM-EDUC-2-Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Inhalants Policy and Procedures, Effective Nov. 2, 2004 
NPM-EDUC-2A1-Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Inhalants Policy, Amendment 1, Effective Nov. 3, 2005 
NPM-EDUC-4-Caseload Size in Special Education Policy Guidance, Effective July 25, 2005 
NPM-EDUC-5-Critical Incident and Death Reporting Form, Effective May 26, 2005 
NPM-EDUC-6-School Contingency Funds Policy, Effective July 7, 2005 
NPM-EDUC-6A1-School Contingency Funds, Amendment 1, Effective Sept. 17, 2007 
NPM-EDUC-7 Policy Guidance for Loss of Travel Charge Card, Privileges, Effective Feb. 27, 2006 
NPM-EDUC-11 Education Contract Personnel Policy, Effective Aug. 3, 2006 
NPM-EDUC-19 Cooperative Agreements with Local Public Schools, Effective July 29, 2009 
NPM-EDUC-20 Family and Child Education (FACE) Procedures for Program Implementation 
Pre-Engineering Program
ROPE Summer Program
Tribal Colleges & Universities Annual Report Form
Tribal Colleges & Universities Grant Application Form
Updated Dialogue Schedule as of 9/29/09

The latest updates of the Bureau of Indian Education has stated that, as part of the Obama Administration’s historic pledge to make certain that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effectual education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today made known that the Bureau of Indian Education will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education ready for action funding. The reason of these grants is to make available funding to federally documented tribes and their tribal education subdivision to promote tribal be in charge of and operation of Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools on their uncertainties. Secretarial Order to alter Bureau of Indian Education equipment reference of American Indian Education Study Group’s “Blueprint for Reform;” Bureau of Indian Education do over will encourage tribal self-determination and improve delivery of services to Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools. Talking about the school associated with the Bureau of Indian Education, Sherman Indian High School is one of the school.