The National American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Council of School Board Members serves in an advisory capacity to NSBA in matters affecting NSBA’s policy and program issues and serves to foster an organizational culture based on sound education research, assessment, and evaluation principles.
The purpose of AIAN is to promote quality education for all students with emphasis on the problems and successes of the American Indian and Alaska Native student.
View a map of NSBA's regions. Read AIAN's bylaws.
Members receive access to several exclusive benefits, including:
- Virtual networking: The AIAN online community provides a central location to access reports and research, a discussion forum to connect with school members across the country around issues impacting AIAN students, and an event calendar.
- Content and research: Webinars, podcasts, and other resources provide timely content and research updates. This includes a complimentary digital subscription to the American School Board Journal (ASBJ), the longest running education publication in the country, which provides school board leaders practical advice and best practices from a school leader vantage point, on governance, equity, safety, management, and other serious issues affecting our school children.
- Conferences: AIAN members receive a discount upon registering for the AIAN meal event at the NSBA Annual Conference.
The National American Indian and Alaska Native Council of School Board Members has several membership offerings from which to choose: