Enroll Today! FREE Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress

Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting native peoples.  The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

Students competitively selected will be admitted as a school or community group of approximately 3-5 current 10-12th grade students with 1 adult mentor per group, who will serve as their event travel chaperone and team leader during the entire event. Travel to and from the event, conference lodging, and meals for both students and adult mentors will be paid for by the federal agency partners.

National Conservation Training Center – Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Application Deadline April 7, 2017

Click here for more application information

Evaluation Conference begins Tomorrow!

¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference starts tomorrow, March 2, 2017 here in Madison. The event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for more information!

Quote: Strengthen Communities

“When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.” – Jennifer Pahlka

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Study Circles Online Conversation “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask” by Anton Treuer

Orientation** – February 15, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 1 – March 8, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 2 – Mach 29, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 3 – April 19, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm

**There is a prerequisite to receiving a copy of the book, which is participating in the orientation session on February 15, 2017.

These sessions will be a facilitated online conversation using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform and will be facilitated by:
Melissa Moe – Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (i.e. “The Network”)

David O’Connor – American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Fees, Schedule, and Registration
There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required.

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All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so a book can be sent to you prior to the first session.
Note: The book will not be sent to you until after you participate in the required orientation session on February 15, 2017.
 
Schedule
  • February 15, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 4:30 pm via Zoom
    Prerequisite Orientation Session
  • March 8, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Terminology, History, Religion, Culture and Identity
  • March 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Pow Wow, Tribal languages, Politics
  • April 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Economics, Education, Perspectives

Questions
Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or mmoe@TheNetworkWI.com.
For more great training opportunities offered by The Network, visitwww.TheNetworkWI.com.

Register now for ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡

See the link below for a save-the-date for the ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference coming up March 2, 2017 here in Madison. More details will follow, but the event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state. 

Students may be especially interested in participating in the new student poster session. Abstracts will be due Feb. 3, 2017.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for updates!

9 Habits that Lead to Bad Decision-Making

Dr. Martin Reinhardt speaks at NMU 2016 Commencement

Congratulations to Northern Michigan University’s graduates. The December 2016 graduation ceremony took place on Saturday, December 10. Dr. Martin Reinhardt was a featured commencement speaker.

Dr. Martin Reinhardt is an Anishinaabe Ojibway citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan. He is a tenured associate professor of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University and serves as the president of the Michigan Indian Education Council.

Martin’s current research focuses on revitalizing relationships between humans and indigenous plants and animals of the Great Lakes Region. He is a former research associate for the Interwest Equity Assistance Center at Colorado State University and the former vice president for diversity and research for Educational Options, Inc.  He has taught courses in American Indian education, tribal law and government, and sociology.

Martin has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University where his doctoral research focused on Indian education and the law with a special focus on treaty educational provisions. He majored in sociology for his undergrad and graduate degrees.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Martin has previously served as the primary investigator for the Decolonizing Diet Project, chair of the American Association for Higher Education American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus, co-primary investigator for the Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative, and as an external advisor for the National Indian School Board Association.

Save-The-Date ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation Conference!

See the link below for a save-the-date for the ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference coming up March 2, 2017 here in Madison. More details will follow, but the event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state. 

Students may be especially interested in participating in the new student poster session. Abstracts will be due Feb. 3, 2017.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for updates!

LEAD Into 2017

As we get near to 2017, BPC would like to share these reminders of what leadership looks like. Thoughts from UW LEAD Center.

LEAD, by design…
We work collaboratively with faculty and staff who are Principal Investigators (PIs) and are in need of consultation or services to propose or conduct evaluation of a grant. We build logic models and design evaluation plans that are aligned with a project’s specific aims and objectives to improve learning in postsecondary institutions.

LEAD, in the right direction…
When funded, we provide you with formative evaluation to ensure that you are meeting your goals and to help you improve the implementation of your project.

LEAD, with evidence…
We collect and analyze data to assess the efficacy of your program and to provide you and your funding agency with the results from your evaluation and a summative report.

LEAD, with integrity…
We provide an objective view of your project’s implementation, and ensure the ethical treatment of human subjects, confidentiality of your data, and the highest standards of practice in evaluation.

LEAD, so others will follow…
We help you to disseminate evaluation findings and if applicable, publish them broadly so that others can learn from you.

LEAD, the way…
We evaluate locally funded projects, as well as those funded by the federal government and private foundations or trusts.

Important Announcement: Champions for Change Application Deadline Extended

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 The Center for Native American Youth has extended the Champions for Change application deadline to Friday, November 18. Click here to apply. 

Champions for Change (CFC) is a leadership development program designed to shine a national spotlight on Native youth like you who are leading positive change in your communities. The CFC program gives Native youth a national platform to:

  • Educate new stakeholders about the challenges and strengths of Native communities,
  • Lift up youth perspectives on the issues you find most important,
  • Celebrate your innovative ideas and hard work to tackle tough issues, and
  • Receive support and encouragement to help you grow as strong leaders and advocates.

We’re still searching for the five young leaders who will join our fifth class of Champions for Change. We need your energy, leadership, and partnership to ensure that Native youth have meaningful opportunities to impact the issues that matter the most.

Make sure your application and three recommendations are submitted by Friday, November 18 to be considered for the 2017 class of Champions for Change.

REMEMBER: A COMPLETE Champions for Change application includes:

Visit us at www.cnay.org for more information about the CFC program and application. Still have questions? Contact CNAY at (202) 736-2905 or cfcapplication@gmail.com.

Information from:
Center for Native American Youth
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