42 ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW nd

National Indian Education Association
CALL TO CONVENTION
42nd ANNUAL CONVENTION
& TRADE SHOW
B U I L D I N G A L L I A N C E S T O S T R E N G T H E N N AT I V E E D U C AT I O N VA L U E S
October 27–30, 2011 • Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Convention Center • 401 2nd Street NW • www.albuquerquecc.com
Co-Hosted by the All Indian Pueblo Council/Albuquerque Local Planning Committee
About the Convention Theme
Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values
The theme of this year’s convention is a call for us to recommit ourselves to building alliances that support and strengthen our
Native values and to assure that they are embedded in the ways we educate our children. Our students, families, communities,
and tribal nations are encouraged by NIEA to build bridges with those individuals and entities involved in educating our children.
We know that together we are stronger and more effective, together we can better serve the education needs of our children,
and together we can realize shared solutions aligned with those beliefs we hold most dear.
Together we stand firmly rooted in our traditions, culture, and languages. As we look towards a future and share more with one
another about how we can find ways to seek and find common ground among people and organizations who are involved in
educating our Native children. It is important to build the best possible future for our Native children, families, and communities.
Welcome to the Convention and to Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values.
Cover photo courtesy of www.marblestreetstudio.com
BUILDING ALLIANCES TO STRENGTHEN NATIVE EDUCATION VALUES
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is proud to announce the 42nd Annual Convention that brings together
Indian leaders, congressional representatives, and educators from throughout the United States and Canada. Forums and
workshops will be held for educators to share concerns, ideas, and solutions to education-related issues that affect Native
communities. Topics from early childhood through postsecondary education will be discussed. We hope to bring in the highest attendance ever at this year’s Convention.
Contents
Convention Theme/Convention Deadlines
NIEA Profile/NIEA BOARD of Directors/NIEA Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
President’s Welcome Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Local Planning Committee Welcome Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Albuquerque Local Planning Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Albuquerque Local Planning Committee Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Albuquerque Host Hotel/Convention Transportation Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Indigenous Language Institute Symposium Series 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
U.S. Department of Education Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tribal Education Departments National Assembly’s Annual Meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Pre-Convention for Native Charter and Tribal Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Tribal Leader’s Summit on Indian Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Convention Registration Form (Pre-registration deadline 9/23/11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
Convention Registration Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Youth Day Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Workshop Proposals Form (Due 8/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19
Workshop Strand Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21
Workshop Proposals Explained. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
NIEA Indigenous Language Forum (Due 8/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Call for Research/NIEA Research Symposium (Due 8/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
NIEA Undergraduate & Graduate Poster Competition (Due 10/3/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
1st Annual NIEA Research Poster Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
NIEA Board of Directors Nomination Form (Due 7/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
NIEA Board of Directors Nomination Explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
John C. Rouillard and Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship Form (Due 7/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
5th Annual NIEA Native Oratory Celebration (Due 10/29/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Annual Awards Nomination Form (Due 7/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Annual Awards Nomination Explained. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Gala Banquet Sponsorship/Tickets Form (Due 9/1/11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Resolution Form (Due 10/12/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Resolution Explained. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–36
Convention Sponsorship Form (Due 9/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Convention Sponsorship Categories and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38–39
NIEA 42nd Annual Convention Program Advertising Insertion Form (Due 10/17/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Trade Show Exhibit Form (Due 8/1/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Trade Show Exhibitor Rules and Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–43
2015/2016 Convention Site Selection (Due 6/30/11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Tentative Agenda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45–46
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ABOUT NIEA
Mission
The mission of the National Indian Education Association
(NIEA) is to support traditional Native cultures and values,
enable Native learners to become contributing members of
their communities, promote Native control of educational
institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and
resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native
Hawaiians throughout the United States.
Background
NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian education organization in the nation and strives to keep Indian Country moving
toward educational equity and excellence. Founded after a
merge of two original conferences, NIEA, a 501(c)(3), was
incorporated in 1970 to give American Indians and Alaska
Natives a voice in their struggle to improve access to education opportunities. In 2000, Native Hawaiians were included
as voting members by a Constitutional amendment.
Purpose and Goals
Advocacy: NIEA advocates to assure optimum educational
opportunities are based on tribal cultures, enhancing tribal
sovereignty, and maximizing participation in the education of
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian people.
Technical Assistance Services: NIEA promotes appropriate
educational services to be provided with sensitivity to individual, tribal, and cultural values wherever American Indian,
Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian learners reside, utilizing
the most effective methods to meet special needs.
Coordination: NIEA collaborates with tribal groups and
other organizations to provide future directions, increased
communication, and effective leadership in education,
cultural, social, and economic development for American
Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Communication: NIEA communicates regularly with Native
leadership throughout the nation to promote research services, curriculum resources, and personnel development.
Governance: NIEA is governed by a twelve-member board
of directors made up of American Indian, Alaska Native, and
Native Hawaiian individuals from across the nation. Elected
by the voting membership during each annual convention,
board terms are three years for general board members and
two years for student board members.
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NIEA Board of Directors (2010/2011)
President Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak, Nez Perce
Vice President Robin Butterfield, Ho-Chunk/Chippewa
President-Elect Quinton Roman Nose, Cheyenne and
Arapaho Tribes
Treasurer Dr. Star Oosahwe Yellowfish, Keetoowah
Cherokee
Secretary Renée C. Holt, Diné/Nez Perce
Board Member Denny Hurtado, Skokomish Indian Tribe
Board Member Dr. Walter Kahumoku III, Native Hawaiian
Board Member Dr. Teresa Makuakane-Drechsel, Native
Hawaiian
Board Member Dr. Heather Shotton, Wichita & Affiliated
Tribes/Kiowa/Cheyenne
Board Member Patricia Whitefoot, Yakama/Diné
Student Board Member Krista Goudy-Sutterlict, Yakama
Student Board Member Natalie Youngbull, Southern
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
NIEA Staff
Executive Director Colin Kippen, Native Hawaiian
Convention/Events Director D. Wanda Johnson, Diné
Director of Research, Data & Policy Dr. Dawn Mackety,
Odawa
Director of Policy & Outreach Danny Cup Choy, Native
Hawaiian
Director of Communications Michael Woestehoff, Diné
Accountant Kim Narcisso, CPA
WELCOME FROM THE NIEA
Thank you to all of our members and partners for a fabulous 2010 convention in San Diego, California!
We invite all of you to join us for the 42nd Annual NIEA Convention October 27–30, 2011 at the Albuquerque Convention
Center. This year’s theme, “Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values.” It is both timely and relevant to the
situation we face especially in these uncertain economic times with the national policy conversations heating up across this
country concerning the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by the U.S. Congress (referred to
as the No Child Left Behind Act). We welcome all of you to attend our convention and to recommit yourselves to renewing
friendships (and building new ones), sharing your experiences, and learning from one another about how to increase the
role that our values, language, and traditions have in the way we care for and educate our Native children.
The local planning committee, in collaboration with the NIEA, has been working hard to assure you the best possible experience, from the exciting cultural and educational events, to numerous opportunities to engage with and learn from fellow
educators from across North America, Alaska, and Hawaii.
During these economic times, we know that your budgets are tight and we want to assure you that Wanda Johnson, our
convention manager, has negotiated the best possible rates to assure that your stay in Albuquerque is both affordable and
enjoyable.
We also know how important it is for our youth to attend and assume their rightful place as future leaders who will carry
our work forward. Our youth day activities this year will feature a leadership forum as well as the first ever NIEA Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Competition. We encourage our youth to attend and hope you will assist us in spreading the
word and helping them to assume these leadership roles and to fundraise as necessary to attend this event.
I cannot say enough about how important it is to light fires and inspire our young people to become involved with NIEA.
When I was a student, I joined NIEA and was exposed to a very different world outside my tiny reservation town of Kamiah, Idaho, in the heart of Nimiipuu weteespe (Nez Perce lands). It was a life changing event, and one that helped me to
understand how crucial it is for each of us to live and breathe our culture, language, and values in all we do, especially for
those of us whose life work is to teach Native children. Please join me in lighting these fires for our youth and to help them
carry on the legacy of leadership and accomplishment of past NIEA leaders.
Enclosed is our Call to Convention containing information about our tentative agenda, workshops, tradeshow, awards nominations, elections, and other important deadlines. Also included is information about our pre-convention strands on Tuesday
and Wednesday.
I look forward to seeing you at the convention and to building bridges with one another for the benefit of our children and
for future generations of Native Americans.
Mary Jane Oatman – Wak Wak
President, NIEA
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April 1, 2011
Dear NIEA Members:
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how delighted we are that the 42nd Annual Convention of the National Indian
Education Association is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Albuquerque is a culturally rich destination with authentic attractions and opportunities nestled in the valley formed by the
silvery thread of the Rio Grande. Spectacular sunsets and breathtaking vistas abound, from atop the 10,378-foot Sandia
Mountains to the ancient cottonwood Bosque (forest) forming a greenbelt through the heart of the city.
You and your delegates will be thrilled with what Albuquerque has to offer: a rich cultural diversity and heritage rooted in
pre-history, from the surrounding Indian Pueblos, historical sites, and Museums to the Indian Pueblo and Hispanic Cultural
Centers, to name a few. The Sandia Mountains create the perfect backdrop for outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking,
golfing or a breathtaking journey on the World’s Longest Tram. A variety of entertainment and shopping venues can be
found throughout the city in Old Town, Nob Hill, Albuquerque Uptown, and at the surrounding Tribal Casinos & Resorts, you
also have to savor the unique flavor of New Mexico at our many fine restaurants that offer a plethora of choices.
We’re known for our Southwestern hospitality and service, 310 days of sunshine, intriguing local cuisine and top-rated,
affordable year-round golf and spa opportunities. Albuquerque is a world-class destination, whatever your meeting or seminar needs are and we know you will have a wonderful convention experience in Albuquerque. Bienvenidos!
Best wishes,
Dale Lockett
President/CEO
20 FIRST PLAZA NW SUITE 601 • ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 87102
505.842.9918 • FAX 800.733.9101 • WWW.ITSATRIP.ORG
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WELCOME FROM THE NIEA 2011 LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Greetings from the Land of Enchantment and from the ancient cultures of the Pueblos, Apaches and Navajo! We welcome
each and every one of you to Albuquerque.
As NIEA embarks on its 42nd Convention, “Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values” will be what
transforms and shapes the future of our Tribal Nations and communities. In concert with our theme, the All Indian Pueblo
Council Education Sub-Committee and the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council are serving as your co-hosts for
the Local Planning Committee.
New Mexico is home to 205,167 American Indian/Alaska Native citizens, who compose nearly 10.5% of the state’s entire
population. There are 22 Indian tribes in New Mexico—19 Pueblos and two Apache tribes—the Jicarilla Apache Nation,
the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Navajo Nation, and a considerable urban Indian population. The 19 Pueblos are comprised
of the Pueblos of Acoma, Taos, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, San Felipe, Jemez, Zuni, Zia, Nambe, Picuris, Ohkay
Owingeh, Santo Domingo, Laguna, Isleta, Santa Ana, Sandia, Cochiti, and Pojoaque.
Each Tribe is a sovereign nation with its own government, life-ways, traditions, and culture. Each Tribe has a unique
relationship with the federal and state governments. The 22 Tribes in New Mexico are actively engaged to maintain and
preserve their indigenous languages, religion, culture, the environment, and for quality education, housing, and health care
for all members, especially youth and elders. Economic development as a means to achieve these goals is important to
Tribal leadership for their respective communities and tribal members.
We are very excited to share our rich historical, linguistic, and cultural diversity with the National Indian Education
Association membership and to highlight the unique work that is happening in education within our rural, urban, reservation,
and tribal education programs, organizations, and schools systems.
We hope that you will join us in Albuquerque in October 2011 for what is set to be the most unique and trend setting NIEA
Convention yet! Come share in the rich history and diversity of our state, take in the beauty of our enchanted landscapes,
fall in love with our breathtaking sunsets, and enjoy the plethora of entertainment and recreation venues available for all.
Respectfully,
LPC Co-Chair Gil Vigil, Pueblo of Tesuque
Government and Tribal Liaison, Santa Fe Indian School
LPC Co-Chair Kevin Shendo, Pueblo of Jemez’
Executive Director, Pueblo of Jemez’ Department of Education
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LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
The All Indian Pueblo Council Education Sub-Committee,
made up of education representatives from the 19 Pueblos
and the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council
(NMIEAC), a 16 member council made up of representatives
from the Navajo Nation (4), Pueblos (4), Jicarilla Apache
(1), Mescalero Apache (1), urban representatives (3), Head
Start (1), Bureau of Indian Education (1), and one non-Native
are serving as the Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the
42nd Annual NIEA Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sharing a common vision in concert with the convention
theme, “Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education
Values,” the co-hosts have partnered with higher education
institutions, community organizations, tribal and non-tribal
programs, and tribal, state, and national offices to showcase
and provide Convention delegates what we envision to be a
dynamic Convention this fall.
New Mexico has taken strides to become one of the leaders
in native education reform through state legislation, policy
initiatives, creating unique community based education models, developing promising practices, prioritizing language and
culture, and strengthening local and tribal control of education. Without the collaborative efforts of all our partners, the
success our schools, districts, tribes, and state have realized
in Native education would not be possible.
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We are very excited to host the 42nd Annual NIEA Convention! The Albuquerque LPC shares the NIEA commitment to
increase educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students
while protecting our native cultural and linguistic traditions.
We have much to learn from one another, to teach, to share
and to inspire. We look forward to the friendships we can
form and the movement we can create for education reform
for our native children and youth.
LPC Roles & Responsibilities
The LPC, in consultation with the NIEA Board, will assist
in making recommendations and planning the President’s
Welcome Reception, Tribal Leaders Summit on Indian Education, General Assembly grand entries and performances,
Workshop Strands, College Symposium, Health/Fitness/
Fun Run and daily energizers, Cultural Night, Youth Day
Activities, Social Pow Wow, Native Oratory Speech Celebration, Elder’s Network, volunteer coordination, pre and
post-Convention events, and the Convention evaluation. The
LPC will create the convention theme and logo approved by
the NIEA Board. All activities shall be planned in accordance
with the budget determined by the NIEA Board. The NIEA
Board authorizes the LPC to act as a local spokesperson of
NIEA to solicit sponsorship funds to help offset approved
expenses for the Convention.
LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE ROSTER
Gil Vigil
All Indian Pueblo Council Education
Sub-Committee Co-Chair, Santa Fe
Indian School Tribal Liaison
Kevin Shendo
New Mexico Indian Education Advisory
Council Chair, Jemez Department of
Education
Steven Abbot, American Indian Graduate
Center
Louis Abeita, Santa Fe Indian School
Terry Abraham, VISIONS
Sarah Adeky, NMIEAC, Navajo Nation
Pam Agoyo, UNM American Indian
Student Services, Office of the President
Dr. Sherry Allison, President -SIPI /Bureau
of Indian Education, ’99 NIEA President
Barbara Alvarez, NM PED, Indian
Education Division
Sylvia Andrew, NMIEAC, UNM Gallup
Benjamin Atencio, NMIEAC, Bureau of
Indian Education
Christle Bearheels, Isleta Pueblo
Department of Education
Mary Jiron Belgarde, Native American
Alliance for Charter Schools
Pauleen Billie, NMIEAC, Navajo Nation
Jackie Bird, Santo Domingo Office of
Employment and Training
Penny Bird, American Indian Language
Policy Research & Teacher Training
Center, UNM
Pamela B. Cordova, NMIEAC, Mescalero
Apache Tribe
Donna T. Coriz, Santo Domingo Tribe,
Office of Employment & Training, SFIS
PAC Chair
Tina Deschenie, NMIEAC, Navajo Nation
Kelly Dineyazhe, Curriculum Consultant
Myrna D. Dingman, NMIEAC, San Felipe
Pueblo Head Start
Shawna Douma, Southwest Youth Services
Andrew Duff, APS, IPC
Susan Duran, AGIC
Larry Emerson, NMIEAC, Navajo Nation
Wilfred Eriacho, Sr., NMIEAC, Pueblo of Zuni
William Estevan, Acoma Pueblo, Grants
Cibola County Schools
Harold Felipe, NMSU ABQ Center, NM
College Pathways
Keith Franklin, NMIEAC, Albuquerque
Public Schools
Janelle Frederick, Senator Jeff Bingaman’s
Office, Field Representative
Dr. James Gonzales, Santa Ana Pueblo
Department of Education
Gus Keene Jr., Pueblo of Zuni
Jay M. Leonard, APS, Indian Education
Department
Florence Loretto, SFIS, Pueblo of Jemez
Scholarship Committee
Josh Lucio, Zuni Education Career
Development Center
Herlinda Mann, GMCS
Lucinda Bitsoi, GMCS
Georgia Manning, GMCS
Dorothea “Dee” Bluehorse, Central New
Mexico Community College
Joann Melchor, Southwest Youth Services
Joseph Carpio, SIPI
Melvin Monette, AIGC
Clarice Cata-Montoya, NMIEAC Secretary,
Pueblo of San Ildefonso
Jaunette Nahohai, SFIS, PAC
Curtis Chavez, Cochiti Pueblo Education
Department
Jeanelle A. Chavez, Indian Resource
Develop, NMSU
E. Frances Cherino, Pueblo of Isleta Board
of Education
Shelly Chimoni, All Indian Pueblo Council
Darva Chino, San Felipe Pueblo Education
Department
Howard Connick, APS, IPC
Carmen Moffett, GMCS
Jolene Nelson, Santa Clara Pueblo
Education Department
Donna Pino, Pueblo of Santa Ana
Language Program
Sarah Pino, Pueblo of Zia Department of
Education Stephanie Poston, AIGC
Charlene Reano, Santo Domingo Pueblo
Education Office
Jenny Rodgers, NMIEAC, GMCS
Alvino Sandoval, EPICS
Lester Sandoval, NMIEAC Vice Chair,
Jicarilla Apache Tribe
Andrea Shije, Pueblo of Zia
Rudy Shije, Pueblo of Zia, Former
Governor
Chris Sims, American Indian Language
Policy Research & Teacher Training
Center, UNM
Cristal Suazo, NMIEAC, Pueblo of
Pojoaque
Velma Teba, Santa Fe Indian School
Patricia Tenorio, Parents Reaching Out
Lloyd Tortalita, All Indian Pueblo Council
Education Sub-Committee Co-Chair,
Pueblo of Acoma
Janice Tosa, Jemez’ Detartment of
Education
Dave Tsosie, Lukachukai Community
School Bus Driver
Lonna Valdez, SFIS, Parent Advisory
Committee
Marveline Vallo Gabbard, AIGC
Claudia J. Vigil Muniz, Jicarilla Apache
Department of Education
Odessa Waquin, Jemez’ Department of
Education
Ronalda Warito-Tome, EPICS
Patrick Werito, NMPED, Indian Education
Division
Kalvin White, Navajo Nation Office of Diné
Education
Fernie Yazzie, Diné Bi Olta Inc. ANSSCB Inc.
Kathleen Yeppa, SIPI
* Albuquerque Public Schools, Indian
Parent Committee (APS/IPC)
* American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
* Education for Parents of Indian Children
with Special Needs (EPICS)
* Gallup McKinley County Schools (GMCS)
* New Mexico Indian Education Advisory
Council (NMIEAC)
* New Mexico Public Education
Department (NMPED)
* New Mexico State University (NMSU)
* Southwestern Indian Polytechnic
Institute (SIPI)
* University of New Mexico (UNM)
Treva Roanhorse, NMIEAC, Department of
Diné Education
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www.hyatt.com • 800-233-1234
Albuquerque Cab Company
www.albuquerquecab.com • 505-883-4888
Reservation Code: NIEA
$149.00 per night (plus tax)
Cut-Off Date: October 2, 2011
RENTAL CAR
SITE TOURS
Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico are full of unique
destinations and activities not to be missed! For more information about fascinating day trips in and out of town, visit:
www.itsatrip.org/visitors/whattodo/.
AIRLINE INFORMATION
www.cabq.gov/airport/airlines-flight-services
Southwest Airlines
www.southwest.com • 800-435-9792
Nonstop service to Baltimore-Washington, Chicago (Midway),
Dallas Love Field, Denver, El Paso, Houston (Hobby), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San
Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa (seasonal) and Tucson
United Airlines
www.united.com • 800-241-6522
Nonstop service to Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles,
San Francisco and Washington-Dulles
US Airways
www.usairways.com • 800-428-4322
Nonstop service to Phoenix
American Airlines
www.aa.com • 800-433-7300
Nonstop service to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth
Continental Airlines
www.continental.com • 800-525-0280
Nonstop service to Houston
Delta Airlines
www.delta.com • 800-221-1212
Nonstop service to Atlanta, Salt Lake City and MinneapolisSt. Paul with connections across the nation
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Yellow Cab Company
505-247-8888
www.cabq.gov/airport/car-rental
Advantage Car Rental
800-777-5500
Alamo Rent a Car
www.alamo.com • 800-462-5266
Avis
www.avis.com • 800-331-1212
Budget Rent a Car
www.budget.com • 800-527-0700
Enterprise Rent a Car
www.enterprise.com • 800-736-8222
National Rent a Car
www.nationalcar.com • 800-227-7368
Thrifty Car Rental
www.thrifty.com • 800-847-4389
SHUTTLE
Sunport Shuttle
www.sunportshuttle.com • 505-883-4966
PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION
www.cabq.gov/transit/routes-and-schedules • 505-243-7433
Route #50 transports from the Airport to the Downtown area
FREE Downtown Sunport Nonstop Express
www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/pdfs/Dec08_350wkd.pdf
TRAIN (TO SANTA FE)
New Mexico Rail Runner:
www.nmrailrunner.com • 866-795-7245
New Mexico Rail Runner Express:
www.nmrailrunner.com/schedule.asp • 866-795-7245
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
SYMPOSIUM SERIES 2011
Save the Date!
October 24 - 25, 2011
(ILISS to be held prior to NIEA Annual Convention)
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
SYMPOSIUM SERIES 2011
“Language Everywhere, Everyday for Everyone:
Immersion Methods for All Environments”
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Early Bird Registration: July 1- August 25, 2011, $175
Regular Registration: August 26 - September 25, 2011, $200
Late Registration: September 26 - October 10, 2011, $225
For more information contact: [email protected]
www.ilinative.org
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
1501 Cerrillos Road, U-Bldg.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-820-0311
Fax: 505-820-0316
E-mail: [email protected]
www.ilinative.org
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U.S. DEPARTMENT
OF
EDUCATION
OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
OFFICE OF INDIAN EDUCATION
Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S.
Department of Education (ED) invites you to participate in the
Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day scheduled for October
26, 2011, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This ED sponsored event is
scheduled prior to the opening of the 42nd Annual National Indian
Education Association Convention.
The purpose of this day is to provide greater awareness of ED grant
programs and to inform, update, and provide guidance on a myriad of
programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native students
nationwide. ED Senior Management Leaders and key grant program
officials will lead discussions, share information, and provide direct
feedback on applying for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Federal education
grant assistance and how to meet grant program requirements.
To register for the free event and for more information and details on
the event, please visit: http://www.edtaworkshops.org
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SAVE THE DATE
TRIBAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
TO BE HELD IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
42nd ANNUAL NATIONAL INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
JOIN US
FOR A DISCUSSION WITH
STATE EDUCATION INDIAN
ADVISORY COUNCILS
AND
TRIBAL EDUCATION
DEPARTMENTS
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PRE-CONVENTION SEMINAR FOR REGISTERED CONVENTION
DELEGATES REGARDING NATIVE CHARTER AND TRIBAL SCHOOLS
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
In 2007 (Honolulu, HI) the NIEA Board and its membership approved a resolution to include workshops, forums, and networking sessions for Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian charter schools. The Pre-Convention seminar
for Native charter/ tribal schools will offer teachers, administrators, and school board members a one-day opportunity to
learn how charter and tribal schools are incorporating Native language, culture and traditions into their pedagogy and are
achieving increased student engagement and success. The participants will hear keynote speakers and will participate in
interactive discussions facilitated by leaders in the field. Educators who work with Native American students and are registered for the NIEA convention are encouraged to attend. As space is limited, registration for this seminar is required.
Please fill out information completely. Please print clearly. First two lines will be printed on name badge.
Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Title:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable):__________________________________________________________________________________
Title:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe/Company Representing:_________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________________________________ State:__________ Zip:__________________________
Office Phone: __________________ Mobile Phone: _____________________ E-mail:_______________________________________
Return this completed form to the NIEA Office:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: Nativech[email protected]
Questions? Contact Mary Jiron Belgarde at [email protected]
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TRIBAL LEADER’S SUMMIT ON INDIAN EDUCATION
ONE DAY REGISTRATION FORM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Please fill out information completely. Please print clearly. First two lines will be printed on name badge.
Name:________________________________________________Title:____________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable):____________________________________________________________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe/Company Representing:_________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________________________________________State:__________Zip:___________________
Office Phone: ________________________ Mobile Phone:_______________________ E-mail: ______________________________
One Day Registration
Invoice Fee $50
q $100 pre-registration
q Yes
q $150 on-site
q No
Single Gala Banquet Ticket $60 x ______ = ________
*Table of 10 $1,000 x ______ = ________
Grand Total: ______________
*Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a business card ad (color) in the convention
program. One prime table of ten will be reserved at the gala banquet.
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
Return this completed form to the NIEA Office:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Questions? Contact Wanda Johnson at [email protected]
Photo by Derek Matthews
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REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration rates end: September 23, 2011
Read Carefully—Important Registration Information
DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM TO THE NIEA OFFICE after September 23, 2011. All registrations will be processed at the On-Site
Registration rate beginning September 24, 2011. PAYMENT must be postmarked by deadline date to receive pre-registration rates.
Registration fee is non-refundable. NO exceptions. DO NOT FAX registration form without payment. Registration forms
without payment or copies of checks do not constitute payment.
•• NIEA does not accept purchase orders. Invoices can be processed for a $50 fee.
•• NIEA annual membership of $50. is included in registration fee. An amount not less than $10 from each registration fee
will go toward the NIEA Endowment Fund.
Registration:
Please type or print clearly and fill out information completely. The first three lines will be printed on your name badge.
Name:___________________________________________________Title:_________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable):______________________________ Organization/School/Tribe Representing:__________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_________________________________________________________________ State:____________Zip:_____________________
Phone:_____________________________________________E-mail: ____________________________________________________
Check only one: Pre-Registration (Deadline: 9/23/2011)/On-Site (After: 9/24/2011)
q General (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian)
q Associate (Non-Native, Advocate)
q Elder (60 years or older) q Student High School (7th –12th)
q Student Post Secondary (attending college)
$450/$500
$450/$500
$100/$150
$100/$150
$150/$200
q Lifetime Member (NIEA Past President/Educator of the Year)Complimentary
Gala Awards Banquet Ticket $60 x___________
Contribution NIEA Endowment Fund:$_______________
Contributions to NIEA are Tax-Deductible. (Federal Tax I.D. No. 41-097-6048)
Registrant Information:
Gender: q Male q Female
Age: q 13–19 q 20–29 q 30–39
q 40–49
Race/Ethnicity:
q African American
q American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian
q Asian American
q Caucasian
q Hispanic
q Other
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q 50–59
q 60 and over
Education Level:
q Current Student
q High School
q Some College
q Associate’s
q Bachelor’s
q Master’s
q Ph.D.
q Professional
REGISTRATION FORM CONT’D
Pre-registration rates end: September 23, 2011
Check what best describes you. Please check only one.
q Student attending K–12
q School administration
q Student attending higher education
q Tribal Government
q Educational association or related programs q Local/state/federal government
q Pre and K–12 schools and programs
q Adult/higher education
q Language/culture programs
q Parent/guardian/elder
q Other
How many NIEA Conventions have you attended?
q First convention
q 2–5
q 6–10
q 11–20
q More than 20
What is your main source of funding for attending the NIEA Convention?
q Federal grants
q Institutional/organizational funding
q Tribal funding
q Personal funding
q School/district funding
What are your main areas of interest? (Please check up to 3 areas)
q Adult Education
q Early Childhood Education
q Higher Education
q K–12 Education
q Language/Culture
q Parental/Community Involvement
q Policy
q School Administration
q Special Education
q STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
q Technology
q Urban
Joint NIEA/AISES Membership!
NIEA members are invited to enjoy a joint membership with AISES, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Founded in 1977, AISES, has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields—as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES “Educator”
members can take advantage of exciting benefits including:
•• Subscription to the award-winning quarterly Winds of Change Magazine and the annual College Guide
•• Access to a job board
•• Members-only content (coming soon: podcasts, reports, educational resources)
•• Online members’ community
•• Discounted registration for AISES 33rd annual National Conference to be held November 10–12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
For a discounted “joint membership” fee of $80 (add $30 to your regular NIEA membership). For more information about
AISES, visit www.aises.org.
q Joint NIEA/AISES Membership $30
Invoice Fee (add $50)
q YES
q NO
NIEA does not accept purchase orders. Invoices can be processed for a $50 fee.
Grand Total:__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
(1) Please print clearly and fill out information completely
(2) Attach payment (registration is not complete without payment)
(3) For Students: Current Student ID
(4) Mail/Fax/Scan/Email:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Membership
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) invites all
to join our association. As a member you will support NIEA’s
capacity to provide better services for our American Indian,
Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI, AN, NH) students
and their educators. NIEA depends on the support and contributions of our members to continue our work to promote
and protect Indian education. Your contribution allows NIEA
to engage in both legislative and administrative advocacy
on behalf of its membership. NIEA memberships cover
one-year beginning at the start of the annual convention.
Ten dollars ($10) from each membership fee will be applied
towards the NIEA Endowment Fund. Membership fees are
non-refundable and non-transferable.
General Membership, Voting
The General Membership is available to all AI, AN, NH 18
years and older.
Associate Membership, Non-Voting
The Associate Membership is available to all non-Native
U.S. citizens, 18 years and older
International Membership, Non-Voting
The International Membership is available to all non-U.S.
citizens, 18 years and older.
Elder Membership, Voting
The Elder Membership is available to all AI, AN, NH, 60
years and older.
Lifetime Membership, Voting
The Lifetime Membership is available to all former NIEA
Board President’s and all former Educators of the Year
recipients. Annual membership fee is waived.
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Student, Voting
The Student Voting Membership is available to all AI, AN,
NH, 18 years and older.
Proof of enrollment as a full time student in an institution of
higher learning is required.
Student, Non-Voting
The Student Non-Voting Membership is available for those
who are either non-Native or under 18 years of age. Proof of
enrollment as a full time student in an institution of higher
learning is required.
Registration
All registrants will receive badges verifying their registration status. Badges MUST be worn at all times during the
Convention. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Albuquerque Convention Center and host hotels are
wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.
Individuals who require special needs should contact
their host hotel or the Albuquerque Convention Center at
505-768-4501.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
NIEA prohibits the use of alcohol and drugs at all events.
NIEA YOUTH DAY ONE DAY REGISTRATION FORM
The Youth Day at the 42nd Annual NIEA Convention is a special event designed exclusively for 7th – 12th grade students.
The registration fee is limited to only one attendee for one day, Friday, October 28, 2011. If the student/chaperone is
attending the entire convention, then they must register at the regular convention rates and complete the NIEA Convention
Registration Form.
Please fill out completely. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. First three lines will be printed on name badge.
School/Organization Information
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:__________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person:_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________________________________________ State:__________ Zip:__________________
Phone #:______________________________________________Alt. Phone #:_____________________________________________
Email:________________________________________________Fax #:___________________________________________________
Student Information
*Use additional registration forms for additional students as needed
Name:________________________________________________Native Affiliation: _________________________________________
School:_______________________________________________Grade:_______________Email:_______________________________
Emergency Contact Name & Phone #:____________________________________________________________________________
Chaperone Information
*Chaperone(s) must remain with students at all times
Name: _______________________________________________Title:____________________________________________________
Cell Phone:___________________________________________Email:___________________________________________________
Payment Information
*Payment must be attached to this form. Registration is NOT COMPLETE without payment.
Total # of Students
Total # of Chaperones
__________ x $50/student = __________
__________ x $25/chaperone = __________
Invoice Fee
__________ x $50 = __________
Type of Payment:
Grand Total = __________
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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WORKSHOP FORUM PROPOSALS FORM
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011
Confirmations to be emailed by NIEA to presenters: August 29, 2011
NIEA Workshops are designed to enable us to share our best practices with attendees. Your exemplary programs should
be developed by and for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Your workshop should enhance growth
and awareness. Appropriate workshops should include technical assistance sessions, professional development, classroom
teaching strategies, successful cultural integration models, etc. Workshop presenters must be registered for the convention. We appreciate your proposals and your involvement.
Please fill out information completely. Please print clearly.
1) Lead Presenter Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable):_________________________________ Title:___________________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:______________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________
City:_________________________________ State:__________ Zip: ______________ Phone:______________________________ Mobile Phone: _______________________ Email (workshop confirmation letter will be e-mailed):_____________________________
2) Workshop Strand (check one; see descriptions of strands on the following pages):
q Community and Family Engagement
q Native Charter and Tribal Schools
q Parents, School Board, IEC/Grandparents
q Promising Practices
q Early Childhood
q Professional Development
q Health and Wellness (K–12)
q Urban Education
q Higher Education
q Other:___________________________________________
q K–12:
q Data and Accountability
q Educational Leadership and Administration
q Classroom Models
q Special Education
3) q Workshop
q Forum
Workshop/Forum Title:______________________________________________________________
Workshop/Forum Summary (50 word limit) as you wish to be printed in the Convention program:________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
If applicable:
1)Co-Presenter/Panelist Name:________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable): _______________________________________ Title:_____________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:______________________________________________________________________
2) Co-Presenter/Panelist Name:________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable): _______________________________________ Title:_____________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:______________________________________________________________________
3) Co-Presenter/Panelist Name:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������
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Native Affiliation (if applicable): _______________________________________ Title:_____________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:______________________________________________________________________
WORKSHOP FORUM PROPOSALS FORM CONT’D
Deadline: August 1, 2011 • Confirmations to be emailed: August 29, 2011
Who should attend?
q Administrators
q School Board Members
q Early Childhood
q Para-Professionals
q Parents/Caregivers
q Post-Secondary Students
q Teachers Adult/Higher Education
q Teachers K-12
q K-12 Students
q Other_______________________________________________________________________
Indicate date and time preferred. Mark 1st and 2nd Choices:
Thursday Afternoon
Saturday Afternoon
________ Session A
10:30 am – Noon
________ Session I
10:30 am – Noon
________ Session B
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
________ Session J
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
________ Session C
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
________ Session K
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Friday Afternoon
________ Session E
10:30 pm – Noon
________ Session F
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
________ Session G
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Mail/fax or email form to:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Audio Visual Information
You must make arrangements with the Contracted AV Vendor for audio visual equipment and provide your own handouts
(i.e. PowerPoint, extension cords, etc.). Presenters will be mailed Audio Visual Vendor Information/Cost Sheet upon workshop acceptance.
Attendees you can accommodate:
Promoting a product?
q Yes
Is this your own data/research?
q 1–15
q 16–30
q 31–50
q No
q Yes
q No
Workshop Guidelines (Please Read Completely):
Presentations can be up to ninety (90) minutes in length and may be repeated (space permitting). Workshop meeting rooms
accommodate 10-75 people. Presenters must conduct their workshops at the designated time and location. “No shows”
or cancellations place an unfair burden on convention organizers and are unfair to participants who are interested in the presentation topic. Confirmations will be e-mailed August 29, 2011. No honoraria or expenses will be paid to the presenters by
NIEA or by the host Local Planning Committee. Presenters are responsible for the arrangement and costs of audio/visual equipment needs for their presentations. Audio/visual order forms will be sent with workshop confirmation notice.
Please report to the PRESENTER’S CHECK-IN to verify room assignment, name badge, receipt and evaluation package. All
workshop rooms are setup theater style with one head table. NIEA does not provide storage and assume liability or responsibility for damaged or lost equipment.
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WORKSHOP STRANDS EXPLAINED
Community and Family Engagement
Parents, School Boards, Indian Education Committees,
and Grandparents (K-12)
An all too common situation is that Native communities
are not well involved in the school system that educates
Native children. In order to have an effective voice, a plan
of engagement is needed. We want to hear from Indian
parent committees (parents, grandparents, and community
groups), school boards (directors and supervisors), and
others. If you have a story of success that you would like to
share, this workshop strand is for you. Some examples of
topics in the field of community and family engagement are:
•• Understanding the rights and responsibilities of parents in
the school system
•• Outreach and advocacy to Native Americans who are
homeless
•• Ways to create successful Indian parent committees
•• Proven techniques to successfully advocate for children,
families, and communities in the school system
•• Creating and using family school liaisons
•• Developing effective counseling techniques
•• Effective advocating for special needs students
•• Building effective relationships amongst school boards,
parent committees, teachers, and school administrators
•• Researching, measuring, evaluating, and communicating
what effective student/parent/school engagement means
•• Understanding issues of anger, depression, and violence and
seeking appropriate help in the home, school, or community
Early Childhood
The Early Childhood strand will focus on increasing the
knowledge of educators, parents, tribal leaders, and administrators interested in increasing early childhood education in
their communities. Proposals should address the education
of children from prenatal to age eight and should include
children with disabilities in this age group. We encourage
teachers, researchers, and community members to share
their stories of success and early childhood education best
practices with all those in attendance.
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Some examples of offerings in the field of early childhood
education are:
•• Effective Early Head Start/Head Start programs
•• Increasing home visitation (home-based support) programs
•• Increasing the use and effectiveness of family literacy
programs in early childhood
•• Increasing preschool and school-readiness
•• Increasing and developing tribal child care programs
•• BIE-FACE
•• Improving infant mental health
•• Increasing and improving early intervention (Part C of IDEA)
•• Increasing and improving Preschool Special Education
Services
•• Increasing and improving family education, support, and
partnerships
•• Increasing program accreditation and licensing for early
childhood programs
•• Researching, monitoring, and evaluating early childhood
programs and systems
•• Improving tribal governance of early childhood programs
and systems
•• Increasing the presence of language and culture in early
education pedagogy
•• Promoting high-quality early care, education programs,
and workforce development
Health and Wellness (K–12)
Three years ago the NIEA adopted the Healthy Child Initiative in concert with other national Indian organizations. Our
rationale was that a holistic approach to education should
include taking the necessary steps to assure that our children
are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
The Health & Wellness K–12 strand encourages workshop
proposals that share innovative stories of success which foster the health, wellness, and well-being of Native students,
their families, and their communities. We seek stories related
to nutrition, physical education, counseling and psychological
services, healthy school environments, and ways to increase
healthy lifestyles. Health protective factors are some of the
common themes involved in this strand. The venue for these
programs will range from the home, the classroom, the
school, the public commons, and the various organizations
and institutions which are involved in the daily life of the Native child and family. We know that the qualities of our lives
are affected by our health and our wellness. Presenters are
sought to raise our awareness and show us ways to improve
the health and wellness of our Native children.
Higher Education
Pursuant to board resolution, the NIEA supports higher
education and seeks to increase college readiness, improve
access to financial aid, increase college student support services, support tribal colleges and universities, and increase
data collection and research on the state of Native education
and on the best practices to improve Native higher education. The 2011 Local Planning Higher Education Committee
seeks presentations from individuals or organizations working to ensure equitable access to higher education for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students.
Some examples of stories of success and best practices
discovered within the Higher Education strand might be:
•• Increasing high school to college bridge programs
•• Increasing financial support and advocacy programs
•• Increasing college readiness
•• Increasing Indian student service provider professional
development
WORKSHOP STRAND EXPLAINED CONT’D
•• Improving adult teaching, learning, and educational
opportunities
•• Leadership, planning, and policy development in the field
of higher education
•• Research addressing the factors influencing the graduation of Native students from institutions of higher learning
K–12 Education
The K–12 Education strand is intended to share stories of
success and best practices across the K–12 spectrum. Proposal topics may include practical methods being used within
classrooms that positively impact student performance, the
ways in which limited education resources may be most effectively used, and the ways in which data is being collected
and analyzed to improve classroom education. Workshop
proposals should provide teachers with the tools they need
to improve their instruction and should provide administrators
with the ability to collect, marshal, and understand student
data to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of current
education policy. A key focus is addressing and identifying
the needs of at-risk and special needs students. Another
key focus is to highlight effective teacher and administration
practices. Collaborative proposals of school (Public, Charter,
Bureau, Tribal, and Private), tribal, and community based entities are sought for presentation across the K–12 spectrum.
Native Charter and Tribal School
Pursuant to a 2007 NIEA resolution, the NIEA board created a workshop strand to address the needs of Native
American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian Charter and
Tribal Schools. The resolution affirmed that charter and tribal
schools are developing innovative education systems to
serve the unique circumstances, needs, and aspirations of
Native children and are creating positive school climates in
which culture, language, and traditions are respected and incorporated into the subject matter and manner of instruction.
Teachers, administrators, and school board members with
experience in charter, tribal grant, contract, or BIE schools are
encouraged to submit workshop proposals.
A key feature of this strand should be a presentation of the
stories of success and best practices discovered by each of
these schools in meeting the needs of their respective Native
communities. Proposals highlighting stories of success and
best practices should describe the community and the school
as well as the curriculum and the assessments being utilized.
Proposals should also explain how Native language, culture,
and traditions are infused into the essential elements of
instruction and assessment.
Promising Practices
The Promising Practices strand is intended to capture
practices that are anticipated to cause great leaps forward in
the education of Native students. These promising practices
may cover the entire education spectrum and are not limited
by venue, location, or education sector. Presently much
attention is directed to highlighting practices which increase
the use of Native language, culture, and values in the education process; however, the promising practices presented
need not be limited only to these items and may cover a
wide range of potential subjects.
Stories of success and best practices are sought which
cover the entire field of education including issues relating to cognition, motivation, and social and emotional
adjustment. Workshops are encouraged which feature
innovations in culturally respectful research and evaluation
design, program and curriculum design, innovative teaching
practices, and the innovative use of technology. Additional
best practices which feature advancements in communication; the development of strategic partnerships amongst
family, school, and community; and innovative methods
of assessing student progress, teacher effectiveness, and
effective school administration are sought. Finally, best
practices which assist attendees in better understanding
how to design, collect, analyze, translate, and communicate
statistical and other information to assist Native parents and
communities to better advocate for improvements in the
schools educating Native students. The boundaries of this
category are nearly limitless though it is expected that any
presentation will meet commonly shared expectations of
rigor, reliability, and relevance.
Urban Education
In 2010 the NIEA passed a resolution calling for increased attention to the needs of Indian students attending public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Education schools in urban areas.
In response to this resolution, the NIEA asked the U.S. Department of Education to hold field hearings in urban areas
to address the needs of urban American Indians. Those
hearings are presently being conducted across the United
States by the U.S. Department of Education. The NIEA has
also created a new strand intended to highlight the needs,
best practices, and stories of success as they relate to the
education of urban American Indians.
Examples of stories of success and best practices presented include the creation and development of indigenous
curriculum, instruction methodologies, and assessment and
evaluation measures. Further examples of stories of success and best practices include a discussion of the policies,
procedures, administrative rules, and statutory provisions
that will aid in assisting teachers, schools, and communities in addressing the holistic needs of urban Indians to be
educated in a manner which respects their unique identity
and which honors their history, their culture, their language,
and their traditional values.
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WORKSHOP PROPOSALS EXPLAINED
Deadline: August 1, 2011 • Confirmations to be emailed: August 29, 2011
NIEA workshops are designed to give you direct access to
members. Your exemplary programs should be developed
by and for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native
Hawaiians. Your workshop should enhance growth and
awareness. Appropriate workshops should include technical
assistance sessions, professional development, classroom
teaching strategies, and successful cultural integration
models, etc. Presenters will have to be registered before
they are to be listed in the Convention program. Workshop presenters must be registered for the convention.
Thank you for your proposal(s).
Workshops are sessions designed to give the audience
direct access to the presenter(s). NIEA has placed a priority on presentations that are focused on scientifically-based
research and practices which positively influence the teaching and learning of Native students. Exemplary programs
developed by and for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and
Native Hawaiians should enhance growth and awareness
through introspection and experiential learning. Appropriate
workshops should include technical assistance sessions,
professional development, classroom teaching strategies,
and successful cultural integration models, etc.
Forums are intended to be larger than workshops and with
an audience up to 100. Forums are designed to help NIEA
members understand the latest federal policy and legislative
developments and, national education trends impacting Indian country, and provide members with an analysis of how
programs and communities may be affected.
Guidelines For Presenters:
•• Each presenter must pay for the 2011 Convention
registration fee. There is no one day registration fee for
presenters and no rescheduling of scheduled workshop
location and time. Workshops are scheduled in order
received. Applications from potential presenters who have
registered receive priority placement.
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•• Presenters must conduct their workshops at the designated time and location. “No shows” or cancellations place
an unfair burden on convention organizers and are unfair
to participants who are interested in the presentation
topic. Confirmations will be e-mailed by August 29, 2011.
•• Handouts and resource information must be provided by
workshop presenter for each workshop/forum. Presenters are responsible for the expense of a minimum of 50
copies for each workshop and a minimum of 100 copies
for each forum.
•• No honoraria or expenses will be paid to the presenters
by NIEA or by the host local planning committee.
•• Workshop/Forum rooms are not equipped with audio
visual and are set-up theater-style.
•• Presenters are responsible for the arrangement, rental
and cost of audio/visual equipment needs for their presentations. Once workshop/forum is accepted, audio visual
vendor contact information will be provided regarding
price and availability of equipment. Presenters may bring
own audio visual equipment; however, NIEA does not
provide storage, assume liability or responsibility.
•• The lead presenter is required to verify room
assignment(s) and pick up the evaluations package at the
Presenter’s Check-In, Registration Desk.
Review Process Is Based On:
•• Interest level to NIEA participants
•• Benefit to American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian educators and students
•• Use of research-based practice
•• Originality of session and approach
•• Evidence of effectiveness
•• Please submit a 3-line workshop/forum summary (50
words). Please submit all information in one electronic
correspondence file to: [email protected]
•• Incomplete applications will not be considered
NIEA INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE FORUM, OCTOBER 26–27, 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: August 1, 2011 • Confirmations to be emailed: August 29, 2011
The National Indian Education Association’s Language Strand Planning Committee invites language program directors,
Native language practitioners and instructors, tribal leaders, language advisory committees, and advocates of indigenous
language survival to submit proposals related to issues of language maintenance and revitalization. Selected proposals that
focus on issues related to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian languages will be invited for presentation at
the Annual NIEA Convention during the NIEA Indigenous Language Forum on Thursday, October 26 and/or Friday, October
27, from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm each day.
We invite you to share information about language and culture teaching initiatives, best practices, revitalization efforts in
your community or school, current challenges in language maintenance and revitalization, language planning issues and policies that are critical to long-term stabilization of native languages beyond the 21st century.
Proposals focused on the following topics are especially encouraged:
•• Early childhood education (ages 0-5) language revitalization efforts including Language Immersion Nests, Montessori
schools, charter schools, tribal daycare programs and other Native language development initiatives.
•• Language restoration programs and models aimed at revival of “sleeping languages” or languages with no speakers.
•• Language and culture youth programs (kindergarten through school age) in communities and schools such as language
survival schools, school based immersion programs, after-school programs and other initiatives to produce fluent
speakers of the language.
•• Community and/or tribal based language and culture retention or revitalization initiatives.
•• Preparation of Native speakers teaching language and culture in schools, communities, and other settings.
•• Federal or state education policy impacts on language efforts in schools such as No Child Left Behind, early childhood
education standards and benchmarks, and Native language instructor certification.
•• Policies that strengthen indigenous language maintenance and revitalization.
Proposals must be no more than three (3) single spaced pages in length and should include the following:
•• A 50 word abstract
•• A brief title
•• A brief biography of the researcher/presenter (175 words or less)
Presenter’s First/Last Name:_____________________________________________Title:___________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:__________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:___________________________________________________________________State:___________ Zip:____________________
Phone:_________________________________________________Email:_________________________________________________
(1) Please fill out information completely.
(2) Return this completed form and all supporting documents by electronic email to [email protected] by August 1, 2011.
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Questions? Contact Christine Sims. Email: [email protected]
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CALL FOR RESEARCH • NIEA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 27–28, 2011
Deadline: August 1, 2011 • Confirmations To Be Emailed: August 29, 2011
The NIEA Research Committee invites researchers and scholars to submit proposals on issues related to American Indian,
Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education. Selected proposals will be invited for presentation at the Annual NIEA
Convention during the Research Symposium Thursday, October 27, and/or Friday, October 28, from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
We invite you to share your research and scholarly perspective on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian
education issues. Presentations should be research based with supporting qualitative and/or quantitative evidence that
informs the findings.
PLEASE FILL OUT INFORMATION COMPLETELY. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.
Proposals focusing on the following topics are especially encouraged:
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Research within American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities
Epistemological Considerations of Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Assessment/Testing/Measurement Issues
Language Revitalization and Immersion, Language Nests, Language Survival Schools and Language Restoration Programs
Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Adult Education
Early Student Preparation, Recruitment, Placement, Retention, Support, Sustainability and Success in Pre-school to Ph.D.
Education Models (Pre-school to Ph.D.)
Issues related to No Child Left Behind – Schools that Meet Adequate Yearly Process (AYP), Professional Development for
Highly Qualified Teachers, and Recognition of Cultural Practitioners
Proposals must be no more than three (3) single spaced pages in length and should include the following:
•• A 50 word abstract
•• A brief title
•• A problem statement, relevance to the convention theme “Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values,”
theoretical grounding and findings, and implications for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian educational
advancement
•• A brief biography of the researcher/presenter
Researcher’s First/Last Name:_____________________________________________________ Title:__________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:__________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:___________________________________________________ State:___________________ Zip:__________________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
(1) Please fill out information completely.
(2) Return this completed form and all supporting documents by electronic email to [email protected] by August 1, 2011.
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Questions? Contact Tim Begaye. Email: [email protected]
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NIEA UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE POSTER COMPETITION
Deadline: October 3, 2011
Graduate students are invited to present posters of their scientific research on Friday, October 28. To apply for this competition, students must submit an abstract in electronic form.
Abstracts must include the poster title, the authors’ name(s),
institution(s), e-mail address, contact phone number(s), and
sponsors (if applicable), as well as a brief summary of the
project and a two- or three-sentence bio of the presenter(s).
Submissions must be sent to [email protected]
The submission deadline is 12:00 noon MST, October 3,
2011. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
Students need to check their email account often until they
have been notified of abstract acceptance.
Cash awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet for
undergraduate and graduate poster award winners.
Poster Specifications
The poster should be printed as a single sheet, laid out to
occupy a 4’ x 4’ space and will be attached to canvas display
boards by pushpins (supplied). No other displays such as
tables or audiovisual equipment will be provided for this part
of the session.
Participants are expected to mount their posters for preview
between 9:00 am and 9:30 am on Friday. Author(s) must be
present at the poster during the judging period on Friday.
Author(s) will provide the judges with a color print copy
(8.5” x 11”) of their poster. A minimum of a 48 font size is
to be used on the poster.
Posters must remain mounted for public display during
the Friday Trade Show session, but afterwards they must
be removed promptly. Posters will not be stored, shipped
or saved for any reason. For additional information please
contact [email protected]
Times, Locations and Judging
•• Please sign-in with the NIEA staff prior to setting up your
poster. Competition begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp and our staff
will be there 30–60 minutes before competition begins.
•• Please stay with your poster until the judges meet with
you. You need to be present at your poster to answer any
questions that the judges may have and to receive feedback during the poster competition.
•• All posters will be on display the entire day of competition, unless you receive permission from the NIEA staff to
remove your poster.
•• Late entries, if accepted, may present for judges’ comments, but will not be scored for competition or be eligible
for prizes.
•• No group presentations are permitted. Several student
presentations may originate from the same research;
however, each student must showcase an original presentation and must present individually.
Handouts
If you would like the audience to have handouts of your presentation please bring 10–15 copies with you. We will not
be able to make copies of your handouts for you.
The goals of the poster presentation are to encourage research, provide a forum for students to interact with faculty
and peers, and bolster students’ skills as researchers and
communicators.
•• If all required documents are not submitted with the application on the deadline date you will not be eligible to
compete.
•• You will be notified of presentation times and locations
and they will be posted at the Convention.
•• Participation in this event implies permission to use your
photograph and name for promotional purposes.
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1ST ANNUAL NIEA RESEARCH POSTER COMPETITION
“Call for Judges”
The goal of the NIEA Higher Education Committee is to increase the number of American Indians achieving degrees in
education, educational leadership, educational leadership development, organizational development, educational research,
and other education related areas.
The goals of the NIEA Poster Competition are to:
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Encourage AI, AN, NH students in undergraduate and graduate level research
Provide a forum for students to network with faculty and peers
Bolster Native students’ skills as researchers
Provide opportunities to encourage Native students to achieve higher level degrees in all education fields
NIEA will host its 1st annual student research poster competition at the National Indian Education Association Annual Convention on October 28, 2011 (Friday) at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico. We are seeking volunteers
to judge our poster competition. If you are interested or would like further information please fill out this form or contact
Melvin Monette, American Indian Graduate Center at 505-881-4584 ext. 116.
Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address:______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Please indicate which competition you would prefer to Judge:
q Undergraduate Poster Presentation
q Graduate Poster Presentation
q Both Poster Presentations
Please either e-mail or fax this form (no mail) by October 22, 2011 to:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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NIEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION FORM
Deadline: July 28, 2011 (postmarked/emailed/faxed)
The NIEA Board of Directors is open to any American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian over 18 years of age at the time
of nomination. Any eligible General, Student, or Lifetime voting NIEA member in good standing may nominate, be nominated, and/or be elected to the NIEA Board of Directors. Current NIEA Board members may not nominate an individual, and
board candidates may not nominate themselves. For the 2011 NIEA convention election, there will be (4) General Board
Member vacancies only.
Statement of Nomination
Please fill out information completely. Please print clearly.
I, _______________________________________________ a NIEA member in good standing, nominate ___________________
______________________________ a NIEA member in good standing, as a candidate for the position of NIEA General Board
Member. I attest that _________________________________________meets all of the eligibility requirements as outlined in
the NIEA Constitution and understand that nominations received after the deadline or without all required documents will
not be accepted. I have included the following required documents for the above NIEA Board of Directors candidate:
q☐ A (500 word limit) biography highlighting Indian education experience and level of academic achievement
q☐ A (500 word limit) personal statement stating why he/she should be elected to the NIEA Board and, if elected, how he/she
should serve NIEA and promote Indian education advocacy (this will be printed in NIEA Newsletter and/or broadcast).
q☐ A recent high resolution photo (color, head shot, 300dpi) jpeg file ☐
q Please submit all documents in one file
Nominator Information
Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Title:__________________________________________________ Organization:___________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
NIEA Membership Level (please check one): q General
q Student
q Lifetime
Candidate Information
Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Title:__________________________________________________ Organization:___________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
(1)Please fill out information completely. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
(2) Return the completed nomination form and all supporting documents to the NIEA Office in one complete file via fax,
email or mail to:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Questions? Send email to: [email protected]
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NIEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION EXPLAINED
Deadline: July 28, 2011 (postmarked/emailed/faxed)
The NIEA Board of Directors consists of 12 seats held by
ten (10) General Board Members and two (2) Student Board
Members. For the 2011 Board of Directors election, there
will be four (4) General Board Member vacancies and no
Student Board Member vacancies. NIEA General Board of
Directors serve a three-year term and must remain members in good standing for the duration of their three-year
term of office.
Board of Directors Election Procedures:
NIEA Board of Directors Candidate Qualifications:
Voting On-Site:
• On-site elections will be conducted on Friday, October
29, 2011 between 8:00am – 5:00pm at the designated
voting area.
• Voting members of NIEA are entitled to one vote.
•• Any American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian
who is a NIEA voting member in good standing, and at
least 18 years old at the time of nomination is eligible to
serve on the NIEA Board of Directors;
•• NIEA General, Student, or Lifetime voting members in
good standing may nominate, be nominated, and/or be
elected to the Board of Directors;
•• Current NIEA Board Members may not nominate individuals and board candidates may not nominate themselves;
•• NIEA Board nominations must be postmarked by July 28,
2011.
Board of Directors Candidate Requirements:
•• Board candidates are encouraged to participate in the
Board Candidate Orientations. Two orientations will be
conducted for all Board candidates; one via teleconference and onsite during the NIEA convention.
•• Board Candidate Orientation Teleconference: A
Board Candidate Orientation Teleconference will be
held August 12, 2011. Board roles and responsibilities,
expectations of candidates, election procedures & rules,
and campaigning guidelines will be reviewed in the
Board Candidate Orientation Teleconference.
•• Convention Board Candidate Orientation: The on-site
Board Candidate Orientation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Board
candidates will review candidate expectations, election
procedures and rules, campaigning guidelines, and
Board roles and responsibilities during the orientation.
•• Eligible candidates will introduce themselves and their platforms to the NIEA membership at the NIEA Convention 1st
General Assembly on Thursday, October 28, 2011.
•• Newly-elected Board members will take their oath of office on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the NIEA Convention
4th General Assembly;
•• Newly elected Board members must make arrangements
to attend the NIEA General Board meeting on Monday,
October 31, 2011 from 8:30am to 4:00pm, after the convention adjourns.
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Election of Board of Directors will be held on-site at the
NIEA convention. Election procedures will be in accordance
with election procedures established and published by the
NIEA Board of Directors. Election of the Board of Directors
will be by vote of the voting membership of NIEA. Each voting member shall be entitled to one vote; proxy votes shall
not be allowed.
Voting by Absentee Ballot:
• Individuals who have paid their membership for 2010-11
may request absentee ballots if they are unable to attend
the 2011 convention.
• Requests for absentee ballots must be submitted in writing, either by fax or mail, to the NIEA office. The deadline
for requests for absentee ballots is September 2, 2011
(postmark/fax). Requests can be faxed to (202) 544-7293
or mailed to:
NIEA Annual Convention
110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20002
• Telephone requests for absentee ballots WILL NOT be
accepted.
• All absentee ballots must be returned by fax, or postmarked,
at least twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the first day
of the NIEA convention, on or before October 5, 2011.
Election Results:
•• The process of tabulating the official votes for Board of
Directors candidates will adhere to Article IV of the NIEA
Constitution, and all votes will be tabulated on-site by the
NIEA Board Elections Committee and/or their designates.
•• The replacement officers will be determined by an allotment of the most votes received per individual as voted
on by the NIEA membership.
Election Challenge Procedure:
If there is a challenge to the election results, it must be
filed with the current NIEA President or the NIEA Executive
Director by 12:00pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011. In the
event of an election challenge, the NIEA Board of Directors
will convene a meeting to address any challenges.
JOHN C. ROUILLARD AND ALICE TONEMAH MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP FORM
Deadline: (postmarked/emailed/faxed) July 1, 2011
Awarded to post-secondary American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian (AI, AN, NH) students who are enrolled full
time pursuing an associate, bachelor, masters, or doctoral degree for the Fall 2011 semester. Nominees must demonstrate
leadership qualities, maintain high academic achievement, serve as a role model for other students, and exhibit cultural
involvement. These students promote an understanding and an appreciation of AI, AN, NH culture in an educational setting,
demonstrate positive, and active leadership in student affairs, and demonstrate student involvement in educational or community activities. Scholarships may be used for educational expenses not covered by other funding sources.
Notification letters will sent to scholarships recipients on August 1, 2011.
PLEASE FILL OUT INFORMATION COMPLETELY. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.
Nominator’s Name:____________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________
Please indicate your membership classification:
q General q Associate q Elder (60 years or older) q Student (high school) q Student (post-secondary school) q Lifetime Member
Nominator’s Mailing Street Address:_____________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Student/Nominee’s Name:____________________________________________________________________________________
Please indicate your membership classification: q General q Student (Post Secondary, attending college) q Student (8th-12th)
College/University:_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Degree seeking:
q Associate
q Bachelor
q Masters
q PhD
q MD
q JD
q Other:__________________________
Classification:________________________________ Major:______________________________________GPA:__________________
Indicate Affiliation: q American Indian—Tribe(s):__________________________________________________________________
q Alaskan Native—Tribal Enrollment:___________________________________________________________
q Native Hawaiian
Nominee’s Mailing Street Address:_______________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Required documents with this form:
•• A one-page statement written by nominee highlighting educational and community achievement
•• Biographical information giving examples of nominee’s work or résumé
•• Two letters of recommendation (one letter must be from the nominator). Letters from family members will NOT be accepted.
•• A photo of nominee (color, head shot only). Please send a high resolution (300dpi) jpeg file.
•• Current official transcript(s) and Fall 2011 class schedule. Seniors graduating from high school, please submit college
acceptance letter and Fall 2011 class schedule.
Optional, but encouraged: Other supporting documentation (i.e., copies of awards, articles, etc)
Complete and submit form with required documents by fax, email or mail to:
NIEA Scholarship Committee
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
The late John C. Rouillard (Santee Dakota Sioux) tirelessly championed Kumeyaay language courses at
San Diego State University in California. Alice Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche) was the Director of the Sands Springs
Indian Education Program in Lawton, Oklahoma. We honor these individuals with our annual scholarships.
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5TH ANNUAL NIEA NATIVE ORATORY CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values
Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tribal Affiliation:_______________________________________ School/Tribe Representing:________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________________________________________ State:___________ Zip:__________________
Phone:_______________________________________________ Email:___________________________________________________
q Student (8th-12th)
q Student (Post Secondary, attending college) Member
Event:
Oratory Speech: A 5-10 minute speech that advocates ways of thinking, belief systems, or an attitude towards
specific issues related to Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or other indigenous cultures.
(Optional) I wish to deliver my speech in a Native language and I will provide an English translation.
Language:_________________________________________________________________________________________
Release:
For education and promotional purposes, NIEA may record and publish oratory speeches delivered at this contest. Your signature below indicates release for such recordings.
Signature:_____________________________________________________________ Date:__________________________________
Send registration form and speech script to:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • [email protected]
DEADLINE: Thursday, October 28, 2011
Oratory Speech: A 5-10 minute speech that advocates ways of thinking, belief systems, or an attitude towards specific
issues related to Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or other indigenous languages.
The speaker may use limited notes or deliver it from memory. Topic must address the theme of the conference, Building
Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values, and relate to Native languages.
Speeches must make strong use of supporting materials such as elders’ teachings, cultural lore, and public record (magazines, newspaper, internet, etc.). Sources of information should be clearly cited during the speech and included on notes or
in a manuscript and must be made available to contest officials prior to the competition.
If a speech is delivered in a Native language, an English translation must be provided to the contest officials.
Who may register? The NIEA Oratory Contest is open to all registered NIEA Convention youth and postsecondary students.
Certificates, prizes and incentives for all participants!
*** Speak Your Mind - Be Real - Be Kind - Be Honest ***
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ANNUAL AWARD NOMINATION FORM
Deadline: July 1, 2011
The members you are about to nominate must have made outstanding contributions to Native education! Only NIEA voting
members may nominate and/or be nominated for awards. Awardees will be recognized and honored at the Annual Gala
Awards Banquet. Your presence is required. Finalists will be notified by August 1, 2011 of their nomination and award
status. Expenses such as Convention registration, lodging and transportation are the responsibility of the nominating
individual or organization. Nominator and nominee must hold current membership status. NIEA will verify nominator and
nominee membership status.
Please fill out information completely. Please print clearly.
q Classroom Teacher of the Year
q Educator of the Year
q Elder of the Year (female)
q Elder of the Year (male)
q Parent(s) of the Year
q Community Service Award
I will mail/email the documents listed below to the NIEA address below:
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A one-page statement about the nominee justifying nomination (500 word limit)
Biographical information giving examples of nominees’ outstanding work
Two letters of recommendation (letters from family members will not be accepted)
Supporting documentation (i.e., newspaper clippings, articles, awards, etc.)
2–5 Photos (color, head shots/in action) high resolution JPEG (if awarded, photos will be used during the award presentation)
Award nomination packets must not exceed 10 documents (photos include the 10 document limit). Nominations with more
than 10 documents will not be accepted.
Nominator Name:______________________________________________________ Title:___________________________________
Tribal Affiliation (if applicable):____________________________ Organization/School/Tribe Representing:___________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Nominee’s Name:______________________________________________________ Title:____________________________________
Tribal Affiliation:_________________________________________Organization/School/Tribe Representing:___________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
(1) Please fill out information completely.
(2) Return this completed form and all supporting documents to the NIEA Office:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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ANNUAL AWARD NOMINATION EXPLAINED
Deadline: July 1, 2011
The awards nomination application packet is due postmarked July 1, 2011. Notification of Awardees will be made
by July 29, 2011. NIEA will honor five (5) General AI, AN,
NH Voting Members for their accomplishments and efforts
to improve the quality of life for AI, AN, NH communities
through education.
Classroom Teacher of the Year
Awarded to AI/AH/NH currently teaching in the public
schools, tribal/community schools, BIE schools, tribal colleges or university settings. Nominees must show exceptional achievement or performance in providing quality
instruction to AI, AN, NH students in one or more of the
following areas: 1) practiced innovative teaching techniques;
2) improved student academic achievement; 3) significantly
impacted school or community; 4) promotes bilingual and
multicultural instruction; 5) promotes educational equality
for students.
Educator of the Year
Awarded to an AI, AN, NH individual with significant work in
one or more of the following areas: 1) developed and established innovative education program(s); 2) worked for passage of legislation designed to improve student success; 3)
advocated for educational equity for students; 4) promoted
training for educators of Native students; 5) advocated for
native language or culture based program(s); 6) developed
program(s) to improve the education of Native peoples.
Elder of the Year
Awarded to an Elder, 60 years or older, who has made outstanding contributions to Native education in these areas:
1) promoted understanding and appreciation of AI, AN, NH
cultures in an educational or community setting; 2) given
lifelong service to promoting quality education through active community service; 3) served as a role model or mentor
for AI, AN, NH children, youth, or adults.
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Parent(s) of the Year
Awarded to an AI, AN, NH parent for outstanding leadership, commitment, concern, and voluntary efforts in these
areas: 1) influential service on local, regional, or national
committee, board or other such entities working to improve
educational quality for AI, AN, NH; 2) demonstrated strong
commitment through volunteer work to improve educational
opportunities for Native children, youth, or adults; 3) worked
to strengthen Native education programs at the community,
tribal, state or national level.
Community Service Award
Awarded to an AI, AN, NH that exemplifies the positive role
an individual can provide in their local community like: 1)
improved educational quality in nominee’s community or
region; 2) significantly impacted a local community.
Award Rules
Only NIEA voting members in good standing may nominate and/or be nominated for awards. Awardees will be
announced at the Annual Gala Awards Banquet and are
expected to be present. Finalists will be notified by July 29,
2011 of their nomination and award status. Expenses such
as Convention registration, lodging, and transportation are
the responsibility of the nominating individual or organization. NIEA will verify nominator or nominee’s membership
status. NIEA Board Members may not nominate.
Please submit all information in one electronic correspondence file to [email protected] or please submit one set of
hard copies of all items. Partial or incomplete applications
will not be accepted.
You are a member if you paid registration for the San
Diego Convention, the 2011 Legislative Summit, or paid
a membership fee between October 2010–October 2011.
GALA BANQUET SPONSORSHIPS/TICKETS
Deadline: (postmarked/emailed) September 1, 2011
PLEASE FILL OUT INFORMATION COMPLETELY. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.
Gala Banquet
q Gala Sponsor $12,500
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a half-page
ad (color) in the convention program, and offered one prime
booth space at the trade show for product demonstration,
distribution, or direct sales. One complimentary prime table
of ten will be reserved at the gala banquet.
q Awards Sponsor $10,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a half-page
ad (color) in the convention program, and offered one prime
booth space at the trade show for product demonstration,
distribution, or direct sales. One complimentary prime table
of ten will be reserved at the gala banquet.
q Entertainment Sponsor $7,500
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page
ad (color) in the convention program. Provide one item for
inclusion in the official NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One
complimentary prime table of ten will be reserved at the
gala banquet.
q Centerpiece Sponsor $5,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a quarterpage ad (color) in the convention program. Brand name and
logo will appear in official gala program. One complimentary
prime table of ten will be reserved at the gala banquet.
q Table $1,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage at Gala event. Sponsor will be provided a business card
ad (color) in the convention program. One complimentary
prime table of ten will be reserved at the gala banquet.
q Supporter $500
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage at Gala event. Two complimentary prime seat tickets
will be reserved at the gala banquet.
Single Gala Banquet Ticket $60.00 x _____ = ________
Grand Total: ________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable):_______________________________________________Title:_________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe/Company Representing:_________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________________State:_________ Zip:________________Office Phone: _________________________
Mobile Phone:_________________________________________E-mail:__________________________________________________
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
Return this completed form to the NIEA Office:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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RESOLUTION FORM
Deadline: October 12, 2011
Please check one (see NIEA resolution rules):
q Non-emergency resolution
q Emergency resolution
Only NIEA voting member may submit resolutions and introduce, move, and/or second resolutions at the annual convention. Use this format for all resolutions. This form may be used or a resolution may be typed separately. A member may not
submit more than five (5) resolutions.
PLEASE FILL OUT INFORMATION COMPLETELY. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.
Resolution Title:_______________________________________________________________________________________________
WHEREAS, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was established in 1970 for the purpose of advocating, planning,
and promoting the unique and special educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians; and
WHEREAS, NIEA as the largest national Indian organization of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian educators, administrators, parents, and students in the United States, provides a forum to discuss and act upon issues affecting the
education of Indian and Native people; and
WHEREAS, through its unique relationship with Indian nations and tribes, the federal government has established programs
and resources to meet the educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians, residing on and off
their reserved or non-reserved homelands; and
WHEREAS,___________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHEREAS, ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Now therefore be it resolved that the National Indian Education Association___________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Be it further resolved that the National Indian Education Association_________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Submitted by Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation(s):__________________________________________________Title: ______________________________________
Organization/School/Tribe Representing:__________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:________________________________________________________________State:______________ Zip:____________________
Phone:______________________________________ Email:____________________________________________________________
NIEA Membership: q General
q Student
q Lifetime
Connection for NIEA mission (state mission here):____________________________________________________________________
Rationale for NIEA advocacy:____________________________________________________________________________________
Signature:____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signed, original non-emergency resolution must be emailed or mailed by deadline date of October 12, 2011. Send to:
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National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
RESOLUTION EXPLAINED
Deadline: October 12, 2011
NIEA resolutions guide the organization’s national policy development and help establish its legislative priorities. They provide guidance and direction by bringing attention to issues of concern to NIEA members. The annual convention represents
a forum where these resolutions are brought before the membership for deliberation and possible vote.
The NIEA Board’s Resolution Committee is responsible for reviewing all resolutions and determining whether a resolution is of
an Emergency or Non-Emergency nature. Resolutions of a more permanent nature are considered Continuing Resolutions
or Non-Emergency and those of a more immediate nature requiring timely action due to pending legislation or action.
I. Emergency Resolutions must meet this three-part test:
a.Are submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the last general assembly (by 9:00 am on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and
require actions which must be completed within two weeks of the last day of convention by November 12, 2011.
b.Absence of such actions should mean NIEA would not otherwise have direction from within the existing scope of its
goals and objectives.
c.Non-Emergency Resolutions are those which do not require NIEA to take action within two weeks of the last day of the
Convention.
If the action stated in a resolution does not have to be completed within two weeks of the last day of the convention
and is not substantially different from existing NIEA goals and objectives, then that resolution does not warrant emergency status. It may then be directed to the NIEA Board of Directors to take necessary action.
II.Non-Emergency Resolutions are those which do not require NIEA to take action within two weeks of the last day of the
convention.
Resolution Rules and Instructions
1. Submission and Passage: Only NIEA voting members in good standing (General, Lifetime, and Student) may submit
and vote on resolutions. Resolutions considered at the convention must be moved and seconded by voting members,
and approved by a majority vote of voting members present.
2. Other Submissions: Resolutions may also be submitted by the NIEA Board of Directors, the Board’s executive committee,
and ad hoc or standing committee of the Board, and/or by the local convention planning committee.
3. Scope of Resolution: Resolutions must be national in scope and address a single issue.
4. Length and Format: Keep resolutions to one (1) typewritten page. Use the form on the previous page or follow the
format.
5. Submission Deadline: Non-emergency resolutions must be sent to NIEA on or before October 12, 2011. Signed originals must follow e-mailed or faxed copies (202-544-7293). Email to: [email protected]
6. Submission Limit: A member in good standing or body may submit no more than five (5) resolutions.
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RESOLUTION EXPLAINED CONT’D
Deadline: October 12, 2011
7. 2011 Convention Resolution Procedures: The NIEA Resolutions Committee will review all resolutions that meet the
deadline date. NIEA reserves the right to correct grammar, misspellings, typos, and other errors, to revise resolutions to
conform to its official format, and/or to consolidate similar resolutions into one if they cover the same issue and call for
similar actions. After final selections are made the resolutions will be deemed ready to be presented at the convention
using the following process:
a. A summary of Proposed Resolutions with copies of the resolutions will be handed out at the convention.
b. The Resolutions Committee will adopt a schedule for voting on resolutions at the convention, and the schedule will
be posted in the convention program.
c. Time will be provided for the resolution’s sponsor or a supporter to speak in favor of the resolution, for discussion
and questions, and for voting.
d. All adopted resolutions will be referred to the NIEA Board of Directors for publication and implementation.
e. The Board will report to the membership at the 2011 convention on the implementation of resolutions adopted at
the 2010 convention. The Board will also report to members during the year on the implementation of resolutions
adopted at the 2010 convention.
8. 2010–2011 Resolutions Committee Chair: Robin Butterfield, NIEA Board Vice President
If you wish to submit a resolution for consideration at the 2011 Convention, please follow the Resolutions procedure and
form. Non-emergency resolutions must be mailed by deadline date of October 12, 2011. Send to:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP FORM
Deadline: September 1, 2011 (to include brand name/logo in official Convention program)
Platinum
Silver
q Presenting Sponsor $50,000 (or 2 at $25,000 each)
q Youth Day Sponsor $7,500
q Convention Tote Sponsor $25,000
q Elder’s Network Sponsor $7,500
q General Assembly Sponsor $20,000
q Name Badge Sponsor $5,000
q Trade Show Sponsor $15,000
q Tradeshow Coffee Break Sponsor $3,000 (3 available)
q Welcome Reception Sponsor $15,000
q Coffee Break Sponsor $3,000 (4 available)
q Scholarship Sponsor $10,000
q Close-Up Program Scholarship Sponsor $10,000
q College Symposium Sponsor $10,000
Bronze
q Marketing $1,500 (10 available)
q Supporter $500 (10 available)
q Youth Day Sponsor $10,000
q Mini Plenary/Forums Sponsor $10,000 (3 available)
q Social Pow Wow Sponsor $10,000
Brand Name/Logo Submission Requirements: Please submit company name and logo (as you would like it to appear on
acknowledgement material in High Res (300 dpi or more) jpeg or pdf file. All art and fonts need to be included. Files in
CMYK or black and white only. Please email files to [email protected] No refunds will be extended.
Grand Total:___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
(1) Please print clearly and fill out information completely
(2) Attach payment (registration is not complete without payment)
(3) For Students: Current Student ID
(4) Mail/Fax/Scan/Email:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Photo by Verna Wood
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CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES AND BENEFITS
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Platinum
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Presenting Sponsor $50,000 (or 2 at $25,000 each)
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage.
Sponsor will be provided a full-page ad (color, center spread) in
the convention program, and offered two prime booth spaces
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution, or
direct sales. Two tables will be reserved at the gala banquet
and two tables at the President’s Welcome Reception.
Scholarship Sponsor $10,000
Scholastic scholarship(s) awarded in the Fall to NIEA student members. Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear
on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad
(color) in the convention program, and offered one prime
booth space at the trade show for product demonstration,
distribution, or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion
in the official NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One table will be
reserved at the gala banquet.
Convention Tote Sponsor $25,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a full-page ad (color, back
cover) in the convention program, and offered two prime
booth spaces at the trade show for product demonstration,
distribution, or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in
the official NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One table will be reserved at the gala banquet and one table at the President’s
Welcome Reception.
Close-Up Program Scholarship Sponsor $10,000
Close-Up Program scholarship(s) awarded in the Spring.
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One table will be reserved at
the gala banquet.
General Assembly Sponsor $20,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a full-page ad (color) in the
convention program, and offered two prime booth spaces
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One table will be reserved at
the gala banquet and reserved at the General Assembly.
College Symposium Sponsor $10,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One banner will be displayed
at symposium entrance.
Trade Show Sponsor $15,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in the
convention program, and offered two prime booth spaces
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution, or
direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official NIEA
tote bags (2,000 bags). One table will be reserved at the gala
banquet and reserved seating at the General Assembly.
Youth Day Sponsor $10,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). Five one-day youth registrations will be complimented at $50 each (total $250).
Welcome Reception Sponsor $15,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a full-page ad (color) in the
convention program, and offered two prime booth spaces
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). Two tables will be reserved at
the President’s Welcome Reception.
Mini Plenary/Forums Sponsor $10,000 (3 available)
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One banner will be displayed
at mini plenary/forum entrance.
CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES AND BENEFITS CONT’D
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Social Pow Wow Sponsor $10,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site
signage. Sponsor will be provided a half-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). One banner will be displayed
on pow wow stage.
Silver
Youth Day Sponsor $7,500
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution, or
direct sales. Brand name and logo will appear on youth day
attendee lanyards.
Elder’s Network Sponsor $7,500
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and offered one prime booth space
at the trade show for product demonstration, distribution,
or direct sales. Provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags).
Name Badge Sponsor $5,000
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site signage. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page ad (color) in
the convention program, and provide one item for inclusion
in the official NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags).
Tradeshow Coffee Break Sponsor $3,000 (3 available)
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site (coffee break) signage. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page
ad (color) in the convention program.
Coffee Break Sponsor $3,000 (4 available)
Sponsor’s brand name and logo will appear on on-site (coffee break) signage. Sponsor will be provided a quarter-page
ad (color) in the convention program.
Bronze
Marketing $1,500 (10 available)
Sponsor may provide one item for inclusion in the official
NIEA tote bags (2,000 bags). Sponsor will be provided a
business card size ad (color) in the convention program.
Supporter $500 (10 available)
Sponsor will be provided a business card size ad (color) in
the convention program.
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NIEA 42nd Annual Convention Program • Advertising Insertion
Order and Agreement Form
Deadline: Ad reservation August 1, 2011/Ad materials September 1, 2011
Publication: October 17, 2011
Advertiser Name:______________________________ Organization/School/Tribe Representing:_____________________________
Mailing Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_______________________________________________________________ State:______________ Zip:____________________
Phone:________________________________________________Email:__________________________________________________
Premium Program Advertisement (color only)
Premium Center Spread: $5000
Premium Inside Back Cover—$2000
q Bleed: 17.25” x 11.25”
q No-Bleed: 7” x 9” q Bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
Premium Inside Front Cover—$2000
Premium Outside Back Cover—$2000
q No-Bleed: 7” x 9” q Bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
q No-Bleed: 7” x 9” q Bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
Regular Program Advertisement
Full Page
Half Page Vertical— 3.625” x 9.3125”
q $1500 (color) q $1200 (b/w)
q $900 (color) q $600 (b/w)
q 7” x 9” No-Bleed q 8.75” x 11.25” Bleed
Half Page Horizontal
Quarter Page— 3 3/8” x 4 5/8”
q $900 (color) q $600 (b/w)
q $500 (color) q $375 (b/w)
q 7.375” x 4.5” No-Bleed q 8.75” x 5.75” Bleed
Program Advertisement
Grand Total:___________________________________
Business Card— 3 3/8” x 2”
q $300 (color) q $150 (b/w)
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
Return contract & ad material to:
NIEA Communications
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
Ad requirements: Please submit high res (300 dpi or more) jpeg or pdf file. All art and fonts need to be included. Files in
CMYK or black and white only. Please email files to [email protected]
The advertiser, by signing below, agrees to indemnify and defend NIEA from and against all claims, loss, liability or expense including but not
limited to, the cost of defense, arising from the of publication of such advertisement. NIEA reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any
advertisement displaying inappropriate content.
Authorized Signature_________________________________________ Date______________________________________________
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TRADE SHOW EXHIBIT FORM
Deadline: August 1, 2011 (to include brand name/logo in official Convention program)
Please type or print clearly and fill out information completely. Faxed forms without payment do not constitute registration.
Exhibitor fees are non-refundable. NIEA does not accept purchase orders. Meals are not included.
Exhibitors and co-exhibitors are not registered convention attendees. If you are a workshop presenter, you must register at
the convention registration rate.
1) Lead Exhibitor Name:_________________________________ Native Affiliation (if applicable):_____________________________
Title: ____________________________ Organization/School/Tribe/Company Representing:_____________________________
Mailing Street Address:______________________________________________________________________________________
City:____________________________________________________________________ State:__________ Zip:________________
Office Phone: ____________________ Mobile Phone:__________________________E-mail:_____________________________
2) Booth Name (to be printed on booth signage):_______________________________________________________________________
Description (50 word limit to be printed in program):__________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3) Co-Exhibitor Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable): _______________________________________________ Title:_____________________________
Additional Badges are $50 each.
Add $50 for Extra Badge
Add $50 for Extra Badge
Co-Exhibitor Name:____________________________________
Co-Exhibitor Name:_____________________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable): ____________________________
Native Affiliation (if applicable): _____________________________
Title:_________________________________________________
Title:__________________________________________________
Prime Space (corner) (add $100 if available)
q Yes
q No
Non-Profit/Educational Institution/Tribe $400 x ____ = ______ Corporations/Federal Agencies
Arts & Crafts or Sales Booth
$500 x ____ = ______ Extra Badges
$1,000 x ____ = ______
$50 x ____ = ______
More than one booth space may be purchased.
Invoice Fee (add $50)
q Yes
q No
NIEA does not accept purchase orders. Invoices can be processed for a $50.00 fee.
Contribution NIEA Endowment Fund: $__________________Contributions to NIEA are Tax-Deductible. (Federal Tax I.D. No. 41-097-6048)
Payment Information (Please do not send cash)
Type of Payment:
q MC
q Visa
q AMEX
q Discover
q Check
q Money Order
Credit Card/Check Number:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Expiration Month:_____________ Expiration Year:__________________ Card Verification Number (3 digit # on back):____________
Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on card):__________________________________________________________________________
(1) Please print clearly and fill out information completely.
(2) Attach payment (registration is not complete without payment).
(3) For Students: Current Student ID
(4) Mail/Fax/Scan/Email:
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
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TRADE SHOW EXHIBITOR RULES & REGULATIONS
Deadline: August 1, 2011
The Trade Show is an integral part of our convention. This is
an excellent opportunity for colleges and universities, arts
and crafts, suppliers of school equipment and services, public and private sector employers to showcase their products,
programs, services, and academic and employment opportunities to over 3,000 individuals who attend the annual
convention.
Booth Construction
When designing exhibits and planning for the display of
products and literature, for both in-line and island booths,
good judgment and consideration for neighboring exhibitors
and attendees should be the exhibitor’s primary objective.
Standard Booth
All linear booths are 100 sq ft (10’ x 10’). Booths have a
back wall drape that is 8’ high, with sidewall drapes that
are 36’ high.
Total height of exhibits (including decorations) may not
exceed 8’3”. All display fixtures over 4’ in height and placed
within 10 lineal feet of an adjoining exhibit must be confined
to that area of the exhibitor’s space that is at least 5’ from
the aisle line. No solid exhibit construction may exceed 42”
in height, except in the rear one-half of the booth. The intent
of the height and depth restrictions is that each exhibitor is
entitled to a reasonable sight line from the aisle regardless
of the size of exhibit.
Exhibit Booth Package
Each 10’ x 10’ booth is provided with: one (1) 8 foot draped
table; two (2) chairs; one (1) identification sign; one (1)
waste basket and exhibit registration for two (2) people.
Exhibitors may not sublet or share the whole or any part of
their booth. All booths selling raffle tickets must be preapproved by the NIEA Board.
Construction and Arrangement Guidelines
Booth decorations are to be professional, standard booth
design. No gimmicks or attention-getting decorations are
permitted.
Exhibits are not permitted to span an aisle by ceiling or floor
covering. No signs, part of exhibits, supplemental lighting
or any other exhibit material may be suspended from or
attached to the ceiling of the exhibit hall or taped, posted,
nailed, screwed or otherwise attached to columns, walls,
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drapes, floor, or any other interior or exterior surface of the
center. Exposed or unfinished sides and/or backs or exhibits
and displays must be draped or finished so as to present an
attractive appearance when viewed from aisles or adjoining
exhibits. All exhibits will be inspected during set-up and, at
the direction of the NIEA Convention Manager, the decorator
will install draping at the exhibitor’s expense to any part of the
exhibit deemed objectionable by other exhibitors or NIEA.
Exhibit Hall Information
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall is not carpeted. Booth cleaning is
mandatory after move-in and is NOT included in the exhibit
rental fee. NIEA has the right to order daily cleaning if booth
appearance is unsightly. Cost will be charged to the exhibiting company.
Electrical requirements, projection requirements, and all
furniture and accessories are the responsibility of the
exhibiting company.
Order forms for the above services and equipment will be
included in the Exhibit Service Kit, which will be mailed to
exhibitors on August 1, 2011. Noise from electrical or mechanical apparatus must not interfere with other exhibitors.
No exhibitor shall operate equipment or voice reproducing
machines that would cause annoyance to other exhibitors.
Earphones must be provided or such recording devices must
be enclosed in a special booth. NIEA reserves the right to
determine at which point sound constitutes interference with
others and if it does, it must be disconnected. Cylinders containing oxygen, compressed air or other gas must be secured
by a strap stand or cart in any upright position to prevent tipover. Exhibitors not complying with this rule are not permitted
to use such cylinders in the exhibit area.
Combustible materials used in the exhibit hall must be
flame-proof in accordance with the City of Albuquerque Fire
Department Codes. Use or storage of flammable liquids,
gasses or solids is strictly forbidden.
Facility Protection
Nothing shall be posted, tacked, nailed or otherwise attached to the walls, floors or other parts of the convention
center or furniture contained in the facility. The use of stickon decals is discouraged and the distribution and display of
helium balloons are prohibited in the convention center.
TRADE SHOW EXHIBITOR RULES & REGULATIONS CONT’D
Americans with Disabilities Act
Exhibit Schedule
Each exhibitor shall be responsible for compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) within its booth and
assigned exhibit space.
Wednesday, October 26
Check-In/Set-Up
Noon–5:00pm
Thursday, October 27
Show Open
8:00am–4:30pm
Tradeshow Information
Friday, October 28
Show Open
8:00am–4:30pm
Saturday, October 29
Show Open
8:00am–4:30pm
Sunday, October 30
Show Open
8:00am–4:30pm
Dismantle Booths
1:00pm–3:00pm
• Location: Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall, Albuquerque
Convention Center
• Ceiling Height: 30’
• Floor Load Capacity: 250 lbs. sq. ft.
• Utilities: Wireless Internet, Phone, Electrical, Water,
Waste and Drainage
• Elevators: N/A First floor Exhibit Hall, Loading Ramp
Insurance
NIEA and the Host Local Planning Committee are not liable
for any theft or damage to an exhibitor’s property or personal possessions. All exhibitors are advised to carry their own
insurance for theft or damage to their property or personal
possessions.
Damage
Exhibitor shall not damage in any way the walls or booth
materials, including the use of nails, tacks, hooks, screws,
staples, or any other devices which will mark or deface property. Exhibitors may not obstruct or hide other exhibit areas.
Decorator
All exhibitors will be sent forms from the decorator to arrange
for shipping electrical outlets, audio/visual equipment, etc.
Read instructions carefully.
Booth Rules
All exhibitors agree to:
1. Comply with the conditions under which exhibit space in
the Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall as leased to NIEA.
2. Understand that, upon acceptance of the exhibit application form by NIEA, a contract between the exhibitor and
NIEA is in effect consisting of the application and the
exhibit regulations.
I hereby apply for an exhibit booth at the NIEA 42nd Annual
Convention, October 27–30, 2011 in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. I understand that booths will be assigned upon
payment(s) processed by the NIEA headquarter office. There
will be no trades or deals made for space assignments, no
exceptions. NO REFUNDS—NO EXCEPTIONS.
Exhibit Booth Fees are not a substitute for registration and
membership fees to attend convention functions; the applicable registration fee must be paid.
Check-in/Set-up/Dismantle
Exhibitors may check-in to set up their booth displays on
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from noon to 5:00 pm. Booth
dismantle is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, October
30, 2011.
I agree to comply with the above exhibit rules.
First/Last Name:_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Company Representing:________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature:____________________________________________Date:____________________________________________________
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2015/2016 CONVENTION SITE SELECTION
Deadline: June 30, 2011
NIEA members will vote for the 2015 and 2016 convention
sites at the 2011 Albuquerque Convention. The National
Indian Education Association holds an annual convention
to conduct their yearly membership meeting, workshops
and forums to share concerns, ideas and pursue solutions
to education related issues that affect Native communities.
Bids must meet the following criteria to be considered.
4. Bidder must demonstrate that it has a tangible, substantive knowledge of, and/or cooperative relationship with
other local, statewide, and regional American Indian, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian organizations or tribal
groups from which it can draw support for the convention,
referred to hereafter as the “Local Planning Committee”
for all convention purposes.
Please read completely.
5. Local Planning Committee must be willing to provide a
sound financial accounting system that can be audited in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Documentation must be provided by the
selected Local Planning Committee for all convention
income and expenditures.
1. Site must be easily accessible by air and ground transportation, and have an attractive mix of hotel properties,
offer a good range of amenities and room rates which are
within a reasonable distance from the convention facility
and host hotel.
2. Site must have the capacity to house and have meeting space for at least 2,500 general assemblies, 25–30
break-out rooms for workshops, exhibit hall for 200–300
10’ x 10’ exhibit booths, and 3–4 meal functions comprised of receptions and banquets.
3. A major local hotel must be willing to serve as the
convention’s host hotel and must be able to offer quality
accommodations at competitive rates. NIEA prefers a
reasonable block of 1,500 rooms at the host hotel in the
site area.
6. Local Planning Committee must submit an outline of a
fund-raising plan for defraying convention costs. The plan
must include but not be limited to the following: how
bidder will 1) raise cash funds and in-kind donations of
supplies and services to support core convention; and 2)
carry out post-convention closeout tasks.
7. The Local Planning Committee will sign a letter of
Agreement with NIEA at least one year prior to the 2015
convention.
A draft convention center contract, price quotes, and letters of support from
the Local Planning Committee must accompany the written bid.
National Indian Education Association
ATTN: Convention Director
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-544-7290 • F: 202-544-7293 • Email: [email protected]
FUTURE CONVENTION SITES
2012 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 18–21
2013 Rapid City, South Dakota, October 29–November 3
2014 Anchorage, Alaska, October 16–19
2015 Site Selection at 2011 Convention
2016 Site Selection at 2011 Convention
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TENTATIVE AGENDA
Albuquerque Convention Center
TUESDAY
October 25, 2011
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pre-Convention Meetings
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day Registration
WEDNESDAY
October 26, 2011
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pre-Convention Meetings
THURSDAY
October 27, 2011
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Health/Fitness Energizer
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Elder’s Network
Cimarron
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tradeshow/Exhibits/Vendors
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day
8:30 am – 11:00 am
First General Assembly & Opening
Ceremonies
NIEA Board Candidate Forum
Kiva Auditorium
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Convention for Native Charter and
Tribal Schools
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Health/Fitness 5K Run/Walk
Registration
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tribal Leader’s Summit on Indian
Education
10:30 am – Noon
Workshops and Forums
(Session A)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Tribal Education Departments
Forum/TEDNA Membership/Board
Meeting
11:15 am – Noon
Mini Plenary Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NIEA Regional Caucuses
(Session D)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Culture Night
FRIDAY
Youth Day
October 28, 2011
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Health/Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Trade Show/Exhibits/Vendors
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Elder’s Network
Cimarron
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
NIEA Board Elections
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Second General Assembly
Kiva Auditorium
Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch (on own)
10:30 am – Noon
Workshops and Forums
(Session E)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session B)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior High/High School Student
Strand
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Native Language Revitalization Forum
11:15 am – Noon
Mini Plenary Sessions
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
NIEA Board Candidate Orientation
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Research Strand I
Noon – 1:30 pm
Youth Day Luncheon
(for Youth Day registrants only)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
President’s Welcome Reception
Aztec
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session C)
Noon – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
Noon – 5:00 pm
Trade Show/Exhibits Registration
(set-up)
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall
Noon – 2:00 pm
Partnership Lunch
(invitation only)
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TENTATIVE AGENDA CONT’D
Albuquerque Convention Center
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session F)
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Third General Assembly
Kiva Auditorium
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
5th Annual NIEA Native/English Oratory
Contest
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Native Language Revitalization Forum
10:30 am – Noon
Workshops and Forums
(Session I)
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session K)
11:00 am – 4:30 pm
College/University Symposium
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NIEA Annual Gala Awards Banquet
Ballroom B-C
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Research Strand II
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session G)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NIEA Role Group Issues
(Session H)
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Social Pow Wow
SATURDAY
College Symposium
October 29, 2011
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Health/Fitness Bike Ride
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Elder’s Network
Cimarron
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Trade Show/Exhibit/Vendors
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Convention Registration
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11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Family Day Activities
11:15 am – Noon
Mini Plenary Sessions
Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch (on own)
Noon – 1:00 pm
Registration Desk – EMERGENCY
RESOLUTIONS DUE
Noon – 2:00 pm
NIEA Past President’s & Past Educator
of the Year Luncheon
(invitation only)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshops and Forums
(Session J)
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Native Language Revitalization Forum
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Community and Family Engagement
Forum
SUNDAY
October 30, 2011
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Health/Fitness Energizer
8:00 am – Noon
Trade Show/Exhibits/Vendors
Fran Hill NE Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – Noon
Elder’s Network
Cimarron
9:00 am – Noon
Closing General Assembly
Kiva Auditorium
Noon
Adjourn Convention
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Trade Show/Exhibits/Vendors
(dismantle)
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National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 104
Washington, D.C. 20002
P: 202-544-7290
F: 202-544-7293
www.niea.org
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