Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter: April 2017

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Hawaii: Hawaiians try to convince the state legislature to continue Hawaiian native education at the college level. Hawaii Tribune Herald

Michigan: Malcolm High School uses Running Strong for American Indian Youth grant money to teach a new course on Native American culture. Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Minnesota: Cultural liaison mends ties between the Native American community and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. Savage Pacer

Minnesota: A group of Rochester parents are pushing their district to provide trainings to teachers on American Indian education and to communicate more about the needs and progress of American Indian students. Education Week

Minnesota: Graduation rates for American Indian students increase as achievement gaps continue to close. Hometown Source

Montana: Teachers share creative ways to teach about the cultural heritage and history of American Indians at the 11th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference. Helena Independent Record

Oklahoma: A new report from the National Indian Education Study shows Oklahoma’s American Indian students leading the nation in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores. Examiner Enterprise

South Dakota: Native American Education Program brings recognition to Native culture in the Hot Springs community. Rapid City Journal

Utah: The Nebo Indian Education program held a Title VI Storytelling Night featuring storytellers who shared their cultural knowledge through hand drum songs and dances. NEBO

Wyoming: Legislators pass an Indian Education for All bill that will provide education materials for the 48 school districts across the state. Billings Gazette



2017 CRCAIH 5th Annual Summit Registration Now Open

The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) 5th Annual Health Research Summit is being held April 5-6, 2017, at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The theme this year is “Reflect, Connect, Inspire.”

A poster session will be held on April 4, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Anyone interested in presenting at this event should complete the Poster Submission Form by February 28, 2017

Registration for the Summit and the poster submission can be accessed at: www.crcaih.org/summit

Also included on the site is an overview of the Summit, pre-conference workshop details, and travel/accommodation information.