[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 27, 2014)]
[Pages 30224-30225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12097]



 Request for Nominations: National Advisory Council on Indian 
Education (NACIE)

AGENCY: , White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native 
Education, U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Request for nominations--National Advisory Council on Indian 
Education (NACIE).


    The Obama Administration is seeking nominations for individuals to 
fill vacant seats and serve on the National Advisory Council on Indian 
Education (NACIE). NACIE is authorized by section 7141 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

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(ESEA), 20 U.S.C. 7471. NACIE advises the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Education (Secretary) concerning the funding and 
administration (including the development of regulations and 
administrative policies and practices) of any program, including any 
program established under Title VII, Part A of the ESEA, with respect 
to which the Secretary has jurisdiction and (a) that includes Indian 
children or adults as participants; or (b) that may benefit Indian 
children or adults; makes recommendations to the Secretary for filling 
the position of the Director of Indian Education, U.S. Department of 
Education, whenever a vacancy occurs; submits to the Congress, not 
later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of NACIE, 
including any recommendations that NACIE considers appropriate for the 
improvement of Federal education programs that include Indian children 
or adults as participants or that may benefit Indian children or 
adults, and recommendations concerning the funding of any such program.
    NACIE is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463; as amended, 5 U.S.C. app.) which sets forth 
standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. On behalf 
of the Administration, the White House Initiative on American Indian 
and Alaska Native Education will receive nominations for membership on 
NACIE consistent with the requirements listed in the Supplementary 
Information section of this notice. Nominations should be submitted 
with a cover letter addressed to the President that includes:
     Your reason(s) for nominating the individual;
     A copy of the nominee's current resume or curriculum 
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and business email address); and
     A written confirmation that the nominee accepts the 

DATES: Submit nominations by 5pm EST no later than 30 days after the 
posting date of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations must be emailed to [email protected] with the 
subject line ``Nomination-NACIE''.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council consists of fifteen (15) members 
who are Indian (including Alaska Native) as defined in 20 U.S.C. 
7491(3), and are appointed by the President from lists of nominees 
furnished, from time to time, by Indian tribes and organizations. The 
fifteen members represent different geographic areas of the United 
States. Members serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs). SGEs are 
asked to provide their own best judgment without representing any 
particular point of view, group or special interest, and more 
importantly, in a manner that is free from any conflict of interest. 
The SGEs provide advice and recommendations based on their judgment 
formed by their expertise and experience. The NACIE meets at the call 
of the Designated Federal Official (DFO) in consultation with the 
Chairperson (approximately two meetings per year). The President or his 
delegate shall appoint a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from among 
the members. Members of NACIE may receive reimbursement for travel 
expenses incident to attending NACIE meetings, including per diem, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons intermittently employed in the 
government service.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities may obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedelta Oosahwee, Associate Director, 
White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, 
400 Maryland Ave SW., Room 4W120, Telephone: 202-453-5618, Email: 
[email protected].
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     Authority:  29 U.S.C. 765.

    Dated: May 20, 2014.
Ted Mitchell,
Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-12097 Filed 5-23-14; 8:45 am]