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

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.

You can access this brief in these two formats:

Additional Companion Brief on Sovereignty

Want to know about the historical roots of sovereignty? Also take a look at a companion brief from NAPTAC, which discusses what sovereignty is, its enduring nature via treaties, how and why it applies to federally recognized tribes, what sovereignty means to Indian nations, and key points for Parent Centers to remember. This brief, too, is available in Word and PDF formats.

  • Word format  | Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Making
  • PDF format | Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Making

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