(2016, November) |  Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native families.

In this brief, NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) explores how Parent Centers might plan and conduct outreach to Native families within the reality of tribal sovereignty and the governing policies of individual tribal communities. The brief:

  • explains what sovereignty is and how it might impact the outreach activities that Parent Centers use to connect with Native communities;
  • discusses how Tribal Education Departments might contribute to the outreach activities of Parent Centers; and
  • offers some considerations for meeting and working with tribal leaders and community services staff.

The brief is available in HTML, Word, and PDF formats, accessible at:

See also the companion brief from NAPTAC, called Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Making, at: