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NIEA national indian education associationNational Indian Education Association 2016 Convention & Trade Show

Wednesday, October 5 – Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

Convention website

Convention agenda

Convention registration

From the website: “2016 NIEA Convention theme: Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders, brings together educators, students, and advocates sharing promising teaching strategies and seeking solutions for challenges faced by Native students. The three-day convention includes over 100 participatory workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses by prominent educators and advocates. Each year 150 exhibitors offers convention attendees the opportunity to learn about innovative education resources, college & career opportunities, and shop the dynamic Native arts and craft vendors. The 3rd Annual College Showcase will host many local and national college and universities to assist students in determining the program and school best suited for their educational goals. The NIEA Convention creates a unique opportunity for educators, advocates, and tribal leaders to share successful teaching strategies and seek solutions for challenges faced in school systems. They offer a meaningful space for stakeholders to discuss, network, learn, and guide policy and advocacy at a national level.”

*Revisit the website for updates on workshops, research presentations, poster sessions and other convention events.

Highlighted Sessions:

  1. NIEA 2016 Pre-Convention Workshop, Utilizing a Tri-Lateral Model Approach to Revitalize Tribal Education Systems (CEU Eligible Session)
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PST | Room: Carson 4

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This pre-convention workshop introduces a tri-lateral educational model that tribal governments can use to build their own model for Indian education. Using data and lessons learned from previous tri-lateral studies, participants will consider key components of a tri-lateral model, an overview of studies with key findings, and discussion/work time to process how the tri-lateral model may help them study their own educational ordinances, policies, and practices to build capacities and systems of support for Indian education in their own community.”

NIEA attendees will now be able to have Convention count towards their professional development! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for the first time through our partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts! Attendees will be able to purchase credits when submitting their registration. CEU prices vary based on the number of units available. Pre-Convention events: 7.5 hours, 1 CEU = 10 contact hours, Tuition: 1 CEU = $35

  1. NIEA 2016 Research Forum, Asserting Sovereignty & Building Tribal Nations Using the Tri-Lateral Indian Education Policy Model
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm PST | Room: Nevada 6

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of five studies focused on Indian education policy incorporating a tri-lateral conceptual model approach. The model incorporates a Venn diagram showing the overlap between tribal, federal, and state sovereignty. The researchers used this model to organize socio-historical data related to Indian education policies in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”

  1. NIEA 2016 Session, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation
  • Presenter:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm PST | Room: TBD

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of the Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) model that can be used in tribal or public education and other contexts will be shared. CRIE is a straight forward framework to give participants strategies for inclusion of culture, language, community context, and sovereignty when evaluating policies, programs, or grant projects. Expect an interactive and caring session with many free resources to help you get started on or expand your existing evaluation work.”

 

Dr. Bowman’s Ed Policy Study Applicable to Any Tribe

Dr. Bowman is asked by her PhD review board, “How applicable do you think your findings are to other native communicates who are concerned about some of the same educational issues?”

Bowman relates that her tribal ed policy study theories and techniques could be replicated in just about any of the 566 tribes – with minor tweaks. She acknowledges differences in laws, policies, resources, and program implementation, but reassures that one could look at their constitution, ordinances, laws and policies. Bowman’s framework could be in other tribal ed departments.

*View Dr. Bowman’s Dissertation Abstract to learn more!