CN citizen appointed NIEA executive director
WASHINGTON – The National Indian Education Association’s board of directors recently announced that Cherokee Nation citizen Ahniwake Rose is the associations’ new executive director.
Rose joins NIEA after spending five years as policy director with the National Congress of American Indians. She replaced Dr. Gerald Gipp, who has served as NIEA’s interim executive director since June.
“We are pleased to bring Ahniwake on board to lead our next steps in advancing our advocacy, research, and capacity-building,” said NIEA President Quinton Roman Nose. “Her experience, passion, and dedication to helping Native communities improve education for our children will help us build upon the successes of the past two years.”
With the NCAI, Rose led its legislative and policymaking efforts on education and health. She advocated for policies that served to provide tribes with choice and control over education and other social service activities needed to improve their communities and preserve cultures.
Before joining NCAI, Rose served as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Education working on the implementation of Presidential Executive Order 13336, which aims to ensure that Native students receive strong, culturally based education.
ᏩᏒᏓᏃᎢ – ᎾᎿ ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏚᎾᎵᎪᏒ ᎠᏂᏅ ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎾᏝᎬ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏄᏅᏁᎸ ᎾᎿ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎨᎳ Ahniwake Rose ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᎵᎪᎯ ᎢᏤ ᏄᎬᏩᏳᏒ ᎠᏓᏅᏖᎵᏙᎯ.
Rose ᎤᏖᎳᏕ NIEA ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎨᏎ ᏗᎫᎪᏔᏂᏙ ᎨᏒ ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏩᏥᏂ ᎨᏂᎳᏫᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᎵᎧ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯᎢ. Dr. Gerald Gipp ᎤᎵᏍᏛᏡᏅ ᎠᏥᏁᎸ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏬᏢ NIEA ᎤᏬᏢ ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏌᏕᎩ ᎧᏁᏥᏙ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏕᎭᎷᏱ ᏥᎧᎸ ᏂᏓᎬᏩᎴᏅᏓ.
“ᎣᏣᎵᎮᎵᎦ ᎣᏥᏴᏔᏂᏢ Ahniwake ᏦᎦᏘᏅᏍᏗ ᎣᏣᎳᏏᎲᏍᎬ ᎣᏥᏁᏉᏍᎬ ᎤᏲᎯ, ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ, ᎠᎴ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᎯ,” ᎤᏛᏅ NIEA ᎤᎬᏫᏩᎯ Quinton Roman Nose. “ᎤᎦᏙᎲᏒ, ᎤᎸᏉᏛ, ᎠᎴ ᏍᏓᏯ ᏧᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᏓᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎤᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏕᎩᎧᎲ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎸ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏔᎵ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏧᏟᎢᎸᏍᏔᏂ.”
ᎾᏍᎩ NCAI, Rose ᏚᏘᏅᏒ ᏗᎧᏃᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᎳᏏᏙᏗ ᏓᏁᎶᏗᏍᎬ ᏚᏅᏛ ᏕᎧᏃᎮᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏴᏫ ᎠᏰᎸ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏂᏙᎲ ᎤᏅᏘ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏕᎦᏂᎵᏕᎰ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᏚᏍᏛ ᏧᏂᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏁᎸᏍᎪ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᎸ ᏧᎾᏑᏰᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏧᏪᎳᏗᏍᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏐᎢ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎾᎾᏛᏁᎲ ᎤᏂᏂᎬᎬ ᏓᏤᏢ ᎢᏳᏅᏗ ᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᎵᏏᏅᏙᏗ ᏂᏧᎾᏛᏁᎸᏍᏔᏅ.
Ꮟ ᏂᎦᏕᎳᏗᏍᎬᎾ ᏥᎨᏒ NCAIᎢ, Rose ᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᎤᏅᏔᏂ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ ᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᎤᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎬᏫᏳᎯ ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏌᏕᎩ ᎤᏓᏅᏒ ᎪᏪᎵ 13336, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏛᏅᎢᏍᏛ ᏙᎯᏳ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᏟᏂᎪᏍᎪ, ᏂᏧᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ.