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Secretary Jewell Visits Laguna Pueblo School to Discuss American Indian Education Initiatives


December 11, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to strengthen education for Native youth, Secretary of the Interior Sall Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Monty Roessel visited New Mexico to tour a BIE tribally controlled grant school located on the Pueblo of Laguna reservation. They met with local tribal and school leaders. 


  • Secretary Jewell met with leaders from the local community and tribe as well as leaders from local BIE schools. Photo: Luke Fields
    Secretary Jewell and School leaders
  • The group received a tour of Laguna Elementary School from Principal Kay Morris. Photo: Luke Fields
    Laguna Pueblo School playground
  • Secretary Jewell met with elementary school students while touring the facilities. Photo: Luke Fields
    students
  • Secretary Jewell, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, and other visitors joined students in the cafeteria for lunch. Photo: Luke Fields
    school lunch
  • Secretary Jewell, Assistant Secretary Washburn, and Acting Director of the BIE Monty Roessel sat down with local tribe and school leaders to help the Interior's American Indian Education Study Group assess the scope of challenges relating to American Indian Education today. Photo: Luke Fields
    roundtable discussion
  • Secretary Jewell and School leaders
  • Laguna Pueblo School playground
  • students
  • school lunch
  • roundtable discussion