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Native American Education Program

Logo for the WUSD Native American Education program

The Native American Education Program is designed to address the unique education and culturally-related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

The U.S. Office of Indian Education (OIE) administers the Indian Education Program of ESEA, as amended by ESSA (Title VI, Part A), which establishes policies and provides financial and technical assistance for supporting LEAs, Indian Tribes and organizations, post- secondary institutions and other entities in meeting the special educational and cultural related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 20 U.S.C. 3423c and 7401 et. seq. The OIE is headed by a Director who reports to the Assistant Secretary and who advises the Assistant Secretary on matters related to the programs administered by OIE.

The OIE has three primary responsibilities:

  1. To meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Indian students, so that such students can meet the challenging State academic standards;
  2. To ensure that Indian students gain knowledge and understanding of Native communities, languages, Tribal histories, traditions, and cultures; and
  3. To ensure that teachers, principals, other school leaders, and other staff who serve Indian students have the ability to provide culturally appropriate and effective instruction and supports to such students.

Introductory letter to the 506 formSpanish language version of the letter

Things to Consider:

1. Even if you are not a part of a federally recognized tribe, but identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native please fill out the 506 form.

2. Leave inapplicable sections on the 506 form blank.  

3. This will assist with a better count of the Native population in the District and aid the Parent Action Committee (PAC) to best serve families and students. 

3. If you are a member of a federally recognized tribe, please fill out the 506 form as complete as possible. 

You can fill out the form at this fillable link or by downloading it below. 

WUSD Native American Education Parent Advisory Committee

Need to talk to the PAC? Email them at

Want to see the agenda for the upcoming PAC meeting? Click here to see the agenda.

List of PAC members

Have questions? Reach out to Jen Cox: or 707-837-7701  ext. 1000

Want to learn more about the unqie history of our local tribes, as well as others around California? Check out the Digital Atlas of California Native Americans from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. This remarkable tool has five main parts: The Atlas Map, the Cultural Portals, the Tribal Atlas Pages, the Natural Resource Atlas Pages, and the Regional Timelines. Please follow the link to read about how the Atlas works, and then scroll down to connect directly to the Atlas.


Map of California Native Tribes