Educational Organizations

Hālau O ‘Aulani

Hālau O ‘Aulani was founded in 1996 for the purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai’i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture. Their intention is to educate students who have a strong desire to retain close ties to their homeland and to perpetuate the spirit and traditions of Hawai’i, as well as all others who embrace the Hawaiian culture. Hālau O ‘Aulani is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, educational organization under sections 170 and 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

Native Hawaiian Education Association

The Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA) is a private non-profit organization of Native Hawaiian educators. Adapted after the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), NHEA is a grassroots organization focused on supporting the work of those responsible for educating Native Hawaiian children. As an association, NHEA advocates an educational philosophy which acknowledges a Native Hawaiian perspective to teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Native Hawaiian Education Council

Established in 1994 under the Native Hawaiian Education Act, the statutory responsibilities of the Native Hawaiian Education Council are to coordinate, assess, report and make recommendations on the effectiveness of existing education programs for Native Hawaiians, the state of present Native Hawaiian education efforts, and improvements that may be made to existing programs, policies and procedures to improve the educational attainment of Native Hawaiians.

American Indian College Fund

The nation’s largest and highest-rated American Indian nonprofit organization, American Indian College Fund is changing the face of higher education today by providing more scholarships to American Indians. They are the only organization that enhances this individualized financial support by funding accredited, tribally controlled colleges and universities and contributing to programs that ensure student success — starting before the first day of preschool and continuing beyond a student's first day of their first career job.

Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha

Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational program started in 1979 on an abandoned 5 acres of land owned by the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu. Since the beginning they have centered their focus on supporting family, community self-reliance and peace making on the Waiʻanae Coast. Together with the children of our community, Hoa ʻĀina helps to rediscover the Hawaiian culture, the love for the land, and the love for each other and for the world.

National Indian Education Association

NIEA brings Native educators together with hopes to improve schools and the education of children. They also influence policymakers, positively impacting the educational sector.

American Indian Education Fund

This organization offers funding and scholarships to Native students.

Office of Indian Education

A branch of the U.S. Department of Education, the mission of this agency is to assist the efforts of educational groups in order to meet the unique cultural and educational needs of tribal students.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

AIHEC provides a support network for 36 tribal colleges across the country. The coalition works to influence public policy in hopes of improving the educational environments of Native Americans.

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)

This governmental organization operates within the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide educational opportunities for Native Americans, in a platform that works in accordance with the tribes’ needs and cultures.

BIE Programs

This page offers links with resources to the various programs run by the BIE.

BIE Schools

The BIE oversees 183 schools across 23 states. They offer a directory on their website which lists the schools and contact information with which they are involved in.

Newberry Library 

An independent research library based in Chicago, Newberry Library offers one of the strongest collections of printed Native American media in the world. This media includes manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, and art.


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