Bureau of Indian Education Director Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel visited the Santa Clara Pueblo today for a meeting with Governor Michael Chavarria, Tribal Council Members, and the Planning Team. The group met at the Puye Cliffs and discussed the organizational, financial, and capacity challenges in potentially granting the Santa Clara Day School.
Dr. Roessel showed his support for the Tribal Council and the intentional process the Planning Team was taking in having conversations with the community. He also shared his plans and goals as Director of the BIE, and answered many questions from the Governor and Planning Team.
The Planning Team is meeting with Dr. Roessel again on Wednesday at the BIE offices in Washington D.C.