"Unity to promote education & retain cultural and spiritual values"
A non-profit association that serves the unique needs of Indian Country grant schools
The Native American Grant School Association (NAGSA) is a non-profit association that was organized in 1991 to serve the unique needs of grant schools created for Indian Country by the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988.
Our Mission Is To:
♦ Advocate for tribally controlled schools
♦ Act collaboratively on Native American School issues
♦ Advance Native American educational programs
♦ Empower local communities
Together, ensure quality education for Native American students
♦ To learn about and have impact on national, state and tribal legislation that affects our schools.
♦ To provide member schools with meetings that provides discussions with legal and financial experts on current issues confronting our schools.
♦ To provide quality school board and administrator training on timely topics for more effective operation of grant schools and charter schools serving Native American students.
♦ To provide yearly academic financial assistance awards to students of each member school at the member school’s request. Currently, the award is $500.
Member schools select a school representative to represent their school on the NAGSA Executive Board at monthly meetings. There are member schools from the Hopi Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe and Navajo Nation. We can be more effective and have an impact on state and federal legislation through an organization with member schools from other tribes.