When I first met Prof Krishna Kumar, director NCERT, he asked me what has been done regarding the linguistic/educational challenges of the indigenous populations in Australia and US. The below is an interesting article regarding that issue on the US.
In the attached report from UNESCO to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues the October seminar on Multi Lingual Education in India was mentioned (P6, see also below). The report is focussed on the Millennium Development Goals and indigenous peoples.
Most articles and documents written on Multi Lingual Education (MLE) are for a broad audience and policy makers will neglect it. Attached is one especially written for policy makers. May it be of help to some of you.