Cook Inlet Tribal Council seeks Native education committee applicants

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) seeks parents of Alaska Native and American Indian students enrolled in the Anchorage School District to fill two vacancies on the CITC- JOM Native Education Committee. Parents who have a strong interest in culturally appropriate education opportunities for Native students should consider applying for this committee.

The committee, as required by federal law, provides oversight and direction to the JOM funds that CITC receives each year for use in the Anchorage School District.

JOM funds currently provide supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Alaska Native children in CITC’s middle school programs within the Anchorage School District. The focus of JOM is to increase Native student academic achievement and retention in school and facilitate a closer relationship between the students, home, and school while promoting the cultural pride of Native youth.

Contact Lydia L. Hays, Ed.D., CITC-JOM administrator, at (907) 793-3404 or to apply or for more information.