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Sample Memorandum of Agreement


Sample Memorandum of Agreement
Sample Memorandum of Agreement
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TRIBAL HISTORY AND CULTURE PROJECT
Sample Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
A!Memorandum!of!Agreement!is!a!document!that!describes!how!two!or!more!parties!will!work!
together!to!accomplish!an!agreed8upon!goal!or!objective.!The!purpose!of!a!MOA!is!to!set!forth!a!
clear!understanding!of!the!para m ete rs!o f!the!p ro ject!an d!th e!res po n sibilities !of!eac h!o f!the!
participating!parties.!!
This!sample!can!be!used!as!a!starting!point!for!crafting!a!Memorandum!of!Agreement!between!
a!School!District!and!a!Tribe!regarding!the!establishment!of!a!government8to8government!
relationship!and!the!de velop m en t!of!Tribal!history!and!culture!curricula.!Because!the!MOA!is!a!
legally!bin d in g!d o cu ment,!districts !are !en co u ra g ed !to !h av e !the ir!leg a l!co u n sel!r ev iew!the!final!
document!before!it!is!signed.!
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Memorandum!of!Agreement!(MOA)!
between&
The!______________________!School!District!Board!of!Directors!
and&
The!______________________!Nation!Tribal!Council!
This!historic!MEMORANDU M!OF!AGREEMEN T!between!the!_____________________!School!
District,!represented!by!its!Board!of!Directors,!and!the!Tribal!Nation!of!_____________________!,!
represented!by!the !______ ____ ____ ____ __!Triba l!Cou ncil!and!its!me m ber!org aniza tions,!
recognizes!the!im p orta nc e!of!e stab lishin g!a!government8to8government!relationship!that!fosters!
mutual!understanding,!shared!responsibilities!and!a!commitment!to!working!together!for!the!
impro ve ment!of!stud en t!lea rn in g .!
This!agreement!recognizes!the!importance!of!developing!curricula!that!relates!the!history,!
culture!and!government!of!Pacific!Northwest!Indian!Tribes,!especially!that!of!the!
_________________Tribal!nation,!for!all!students!in!the!district.!It!also!recognizes!that!
impro ve ments!are!needed!in!the!education!of!Indian!youth!to!strengthen!their!acad em ic !
achievement!and!enhance!life!opportunities,!and!that!the!educ ation !of!In dia n!ch ild ren !can!be!
advanced!by!providing!curricula!that!includ es !Tribal!experiences!and!perspective s.!
I. INTEN T%%
THIS!AGREEMENT!is!hereby!made!and!entered!into!by!the!_____________________!
School!District!Board!of!Directors,!hereinafter!referred!to!as!the!District,!and!the!
____________________!Tribal!Council,!hereinafter!referred!to!as!the!Tribe,!who!will!
Sample Memorandum of Agreement
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