The National Indian Education Association Leadership extended their sincerest congratulations to Yatibaey Evans, Director of the Alaska Native Education Program on being honored as a Past President of the National Indian Education Association. Yatibaey’s dedication to our ANE Program students, educators, parents and community members in this community has been shown across the nation and is what made Yatibaey a valued and distinguished member of the NIEA Board of Directors. The NIEA thanks Yatibaey for her commitment and service to Native Education. Yatibaey will be honored during the NIEA convention as a NIEA past-president.

The 2019 NIEA Convention theme was, “Celebrating 50 Years of Building Education Nations: Strengthening and Advancing Native Control of Native Education” and recognizes the role educators and communities play in shaping the future leaders of Native education. The five-day convention will not only celebrate the successes realized in Native education over the past 50 years but also look forward to the future as we continue to make strides in ensuring that Native students thrive in the classroom and beyond.

For previous pictures and posts of Yatibaey Evans in action at the annual National Indian Education Association Convention see

Congratulations Yatibaey Evans for your continuous hard work and support to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s Alaska Native Education Program, students, families and community.