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Indigenous Group Speaks Out Against 'Firing' of State Indian Education Leader

A group that aims to support Indigenous communities in Idaho spoke out on Tuesday about the "reprehensible ... firing" of Johanna Jones, the state's longtime Indian Education coordinator.

After spending over a decade as the state's Indian Education coordinator, Johanna Jones is no longer with the Idaho Department of Education, EdNews confirmed Thursday. Jones departed the position on June 13, according to Transparent Idaho.

[Editor's Note: This article was first published byIdaho Education News. Used with permission. All rights reserved.]

She was one of two state staffers assigned to Indian Education; the other is Patty Sanchez, who is listed as an academic affairs program manager for the State Board of Education.

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