Indian Education Committee

The purpose of the Idaho Indian Education Committee (IEC) is to advocate for American Indian students, act as an advisory body to the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and serve as a link between the five Idaho tribes. The mission of the Committee is to create the conditions for and support of the efforts of raising the bar and eliminating the academic achievement gap.

The Idaho Indian Education Committee is a standing committee established by the Idaho State Board of Education to create and leverage educational opportunities for Idaho’s American Indian students through access, educational programs, and support services provided by the educational institutions and tribes of Idaho to promote academic and career attainment.  The Committee’s work is guided by a five-year strategic plan, which is approved by the State Board of Education.

The Committee’s membership consists on representatives of the five tribes residing in Idaho – the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Kootenai Tribe, Nez Perce Tribe, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes.  They are joined in membership by representatives from the state’s eight public colleges and universities, officials from the federal Bureau of Indian Education schools located in Idaho, and a member of the Idaho State Board of Education.


Idaho Indian Education Committee Members