What is the Indian Education Program ?

Title VII of the Indian Education Act was first authorized by Congress in 1972. A subcommittee ascertained that Native Americans were performing the poorest of all socio-ethnic groups within the public school systems. Recommendations called for federal assistance in education and cultural support services as well as increased parent participation (self-determination).

Title VII is administered through a LEA (local educational agency). The Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendant’s office is our LEA. Funding for Title VII comes directly through the Federal Department of Education.

Title VII Indian Education is a community-based project which continually solicits input from Abenaki community members. Program goals are derived from a belief that parents play a critical role in the education of their children. Our project has been operating since 1981.