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Who We Are

Mission: VTEC's mission is to bolster the capacity of Indigenous Nations in Virginia to address the academic achievement and career and technical education needs of tribal citizens from early childhood through adult education. Embracing culturally and historically accurate educational opportunities, VTEC endeavors to provide pathways to success for all. 

Vision: To achieve sovereignty through education for the Indigenous Nations of Virginia. 

Core Values: 

Guided by unwavering principles, VTEC is anchored by: 

 

  • Partnership: Collaborating with diverse entities to enhance societal progress. 

  • Integrity: Upholding honesty and strong moral principles in all endeavors. 

  • Traditionalism: Preserving and celebrating ancestral culture and heritage. 

  • Inclusion: Ensuring equitable access to opportunities and resources for all tribal members. 

  • Respect: Revering the feelings, rights, and traditions of others. 

The Virginia Tribal Education Consortium, Inc. (VTEC) represents the seven federally recognized sovereign tribes of Virginia:

Member Tribes: Chickahominy Indian Tribe, Chickahominy Indian Tribe - Eastern Division (Nations), Monacan Indian Nation, Nansemond Indian Nation, Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe, Pamunkey Indian Tribe, and The Rappahannock Indian Tribe.

 

The Virginia Tribal Education Consortium in the years since its founding has, through its tribal citizens, supports and is governed under the seven federally recognized sovereign tribes principle of constituted authority dedicated to the empowerment, betterment and ultimate success of Native youth and Tribal citizens, in Virginia by helping to facilitate educational opportunities, career training, and ensuring accessibility to accurate historical information on Virginia Indians.

Who We Serve: The Virginia Tribal Education Consortium is dedicated to the empowerment, betterment and ultimate success of Native youth and Tribal citizens.

Our Partners: We are currently partnering with the Secretary of Education/Governor’s Office, Virginia Dept of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Universities and Colleges, and Educators across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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