The purpose of this program is to focus on issues such as equal employment, promotion, training and career enhancement affecting American Indian/Alaska Native employees and applicants in the Bureau of Land Management.
The President Support Native American/Alaska Native Program
President George W. Bush reaffirmed the previous administration's Native American Program of Support for Tribal Colleges and Universities in Executive Order 13270
of July 3, 2002. He reiterated the unique relationship between the United States and the Indian tribes and also acknowledged the special relationship between the United States and Alaska Native entities. President Bush declared that it is the policy of the Federal Government that this Nation's commitment to educational success and opportunity extends as well to the tribal colleges and universities that serve Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities. President Bush hopes that this order will fulfill vital roles in
- maintaining and preserving irreplaceable languages and cultural traditions;
- offering a high-quality college education to younger students; and
- providing job training and other career-building programs to adults and senior citizens.
Also, the President, understanding that postsecondary education plays a major role in promoting excellence in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, will implement the innovations and reforms of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, in partnership with tribal colleges and their American Indian and Alaska Native communities.