Native Education and School Choice 101…register now!

Register today for the Tuesday, May 23, 12pm – 1pm CST, webinar “Native Education and School Choice 101—What Does Local Control Mean for Tribal Leaders and Educators?”

With the new Administration considering school choice as a vehicle for delivery of education, join this webinar intended to prepare tribal leaders to participate in the ongoing dialogue to determine what “Local Control” means for Native students. The webinar will present background and create an opportunity for tribal and educator input into federal policy recommendations on how tribes can gain increased control over education over Native students.

Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NCAI Contact Information: Gwen Salt, Policy Analyst,

Save the Date! National Food Sovereignty Summit

October 2-5, 2017 | Green Bay, WI

First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will host the National Food Sovereignty Summit October 2-5, 2017, at the Radisson hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

This event is for Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, businesses, policymakers, tribal agriculture staff, Native nonprofits working in agriculture, small producers, tribal producers and tribal leaders. Optional experiential learning sessions are scheduled, and the main Summit offers three main training tracks:

  • Track 1: Applied Agriculture
  • Track 2: Community Outreach
  • Track 3: Products to Market

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, donating traditional foods, or becoming a sponsor, please contact Autumn Romero at

Go to for info or to register now

NIEA Hill Day

Join Us For NIEA’s 2017 Legislative Summit

Join us on February 15-16, 2017 in Washington, DC as we advocate for Native students at a critical moment for Native education. Connect with tribal leaders and Native advocates as we meet with Members of Congress and administration officials and visit about the needs of Native students and the critical issues that impact Native education.

NIEA and our national partners will lead sessions on Native languages and ESSA implementation.

Engaging sessions at NIEA’s 2017 Summit will cover:

  • The New Administration: Native education will face questions of tribal sovereignty and the discussions of the consequences of vouchers. Participants will hear from officials who will provide updates on current programs and policy changes in the coming year.
  • The Budget for Native Education: The upcoming fight for appropriations for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years will be the most difficult and important one of the decade. Be there for this critical discussion of strategy and advocate for Native students!
  • Vouchers and their Consequences for Native Education: President Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has supported vouchers, which she believes are a means of providing low-income and working-class parents with educational options.  Many believe that legislation to create a voucher program for Native children in the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools will be reintroduced this Congress and that voucher proposals will be a significant subject of debate of the next four years. Learn about this critical threat to tribal sovereignty!
  • A Campaign for Native Teachers: Join NIEA, Native education experts, tribal officials, and key stakeholders for a discussion on leveraging resources in Native communities to transform the lives of Native students through effective teachers. Training, hiring, and retaining teachers in low-income schools with Native students is a critical opportunity. Come learn about this Campaign!


Registration for NIEA’s 2017 Legislative Summit is free but is required. Click here to find out more information, register for the event, pre-order lunch, view the agenda, and receive assistance scheduling a meeting with your congressman.

Register Today for the Native Nonprofit Summit August 27th in Minneapolis, MN!


9:30AM – 3:30PM
All My Relations
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)’s Native Nonprofit Summits are a structured networking gathering and training workshop for Native nonprofits and tribal programs. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to invite others into this circle of conversation and sharing. Chi Miigwech to Northwest Area Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation for supporting these events.

Native Nonprofits, Tribal programs, Tribal leaders, Community Development, Planners, Foundations, etc. are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served so please register prior to the event.

Come Visit The Food and Nutrition Service Tribal Feasibility Study Booth At The NCAI Conference October 27-Otober 30 in Atlanta, GA!

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Conference Dates: October 26th – October 31st

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information about the NCAI conference click on the link: