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Welcome to the Virginia Tribal of Education Consortium (VTEC) website! 

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In 2019, Tribal Leaders from the Seven federally recognized Indian Nations across Virginia came together to create a 501(c)(3) Tribal Education Agency with the mission to build the leadership capacity of our Tribal Nations to support academic excellence, cultural awareness, and historical accuracy. VTEC is committed to the facilitation of accurate Virginia Indian history, sovereignty, self-determination, and educational opportunities. To learn more about VTEC, click here!

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Chief Emeritus

Kenneth Adams

of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe


The Virginia Tribal Education Consortium (VTEC), was established through a grant initiated by the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) representing the Federally Recognized Tribes of Virginia. Since the early days of VTEC we have developed into a Tribal Education Agency (TEA) working with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and several Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to help enhance the opportunities for Virginia Indian students.

We are expanding the footprint of VTEC to share our goals and aspirations across the Commonwealth. Over the next several years VTEC goals are to reach as many school districts as possible, sharing Virginia Indian history, language, and culture as much as feasibly possible. Over the past months VTEC has promoted Virginia Indian education at several Pow-wows and we will continue to expand that outreach through Indian Communities in the upcoming months and years. As we have stated in previous VTEC Newsletters , as we become involved in more decision-making activities for Virginia Indians, we encourage success for promotion of Indian education in Virginia.

Former Executive Director of VTEC

VTEC is passionate about engaging educational success for our community! Our active grants include: State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Native Youth Community Project (NYCP), servicing Teachers with culture-appropriate Indigenous educational resources, and students with K-12, post-secondary and scholarship/financial assistance. We welcome all who are interested in learning more about our current grants, contact us submitting a contact forum through a grant page or by emailing


The VTEC’s State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP ) capacity-building grant aims to recruit and retain educators who are knowledgeable in Virginia tribal language, culture, and history and support work-based learning opportunities for Virginia’s Indigenous students.


Both the VTEC’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant and Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) grant help prepare Indigenous K-12 students for college and career readiness through numerous avenues. Explore coding through one of CodeVA’s Eureka courses or receive college advising from one of our staff.


The Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) aims to increase tribal community collaboratives that promote college and career readiness. Native high school students can receive financial help and guidance for standardized testing and test preparation; financial aid and college applications; career training and certification; and college and career recruitment.

Our Bylaws

VTEC represents the seven federally recognized sovereign nations of Virginia and provides educational support, opportunities, career training and financial assistance for Virginia Indian citizens. Click the arrow to view our Communication Plan and Bylaws. 

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