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ND Native American Education Legislation

North Dakota Century Code 15-21.09.1 - Indian Education Curriculum

  • The superintendent of public instruction may contract for services to develop an Indian education curriculum to be implemented within the minimum curriculum requirements for elementary and secondary schools of the state. The superintendent shall provide for continuing research and evaluation and for in-service training necessary to implement such a curriculum. Source: S. L. 1977, ch. 160. Subsection 1.

North Dakota Century Code 15-38-18.1 - Certification of North Dakota Native Language Instructors

  • Education standards and practices board – Certification of North Dakota American Indian language instructors. The education standards and practices board may certify an individual as an instructor of North Dakota American Indian languages and culture if the individual is recommended for certification to teach North Dakota native languages by the indigenous language boards created by the four North Dakota tribal governments of this state’s reservations and if the individual:
  1. Displays competence in North Dakota American Indian languages and culture and has successfully completed a three semester-hour course in classroom instruction at a tribal college or other institution of higher education; or
  2. Holds a baccalaureate degree and has knowledge of and experience in North Dakota American Indian languages and culture.

 *Source: S.L. 1995, ch. 186, § 4. Effective Date. This section became effective August 1, 1995.

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