Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     20-1-502. American Indian studies -- definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
     (1) "American Indian studies" means instruction pertaining to the history, traditions, customs, values, beliefs, ethics, and contemporary affairs of American Indians, particularly Indian tribal groups in Montana.
     (2) "Instruction" means:
     (a) a formal course of study or class, developed with the advice and assistance of Indian people, that is offered separately or that is integrated into existing accreditation standards by a unit of the university system or by an accredited tribal community college located in Montana, including a teacher education program within the university system or a tribal community college located in Montana, or by the board of trustees of a school district;
     (b) inservice training developed by the superintendent of public instruction in cooperation with educators of Indian descent and made available to school districts;
     (c) inservice training provided by a local board of trustees of a school district, which is developed and conducted in cooperation with tribal education departments, tribal community colleges, or other recognized Indian education resource specialists; or
     (d) inservice training developed by professional education organizations or associations in cooperation with educators of Indian descent and made available to all certified and classified personnel.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 527, L. 1999.

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