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10/5/2016 » 10/8/2016
NIEA 2016 Convention & Trade Show

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On-Site Registration Opens:   Wed, 10/14/15, 12pm-4pmM (PT)

 When:  October 14-17, 2015
 Where:  Oregon Convention Center, Portland
 Theme:  Building Education Nations through Traditional Foundations
 Agenda  Plan to attend everything!
 On-Site Registration Info On-Site Rates and Payment Procedures
 Workshop Schedule  Check out our Workshop offerings!
 Research Forum Schedule  Check out what's happening in the world of research!
 Trade Show  CLOSED
 Hotels  Hotel Blocks are Closed

Pre-Convention Courses

Wednesday, October 14th

Nike N7 Leadership Session

Saturday, October 17th

“Native Control of Native Education:
Language, Assessment, Teacher Preparation and Education, Research and Policy"

October 14th: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


This pre-convention, day-long session will allow participants to hear from and interact with Native educators who are in the midst of defining what constitutes success for Native students, how teachers can utilize Native language, knowledge, values, and practices to strengthen Native identity as well as increase cognitive and non-cognitive growth. Additionally, participants will work together to discuss and decide on a national agenda for the coming year that supports increased determination of Native education by Natives. In the end, the hope is to generate a national movement that advances Native control of Native education.


Cost:         $50

Register:  CLOSED



College Leadership Session Hosted and Sponsored by Nike N7

October 17th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Your time with us will be non-stop as we provide a behind-the-scenes look into the work of Nike N7 and the N7 Fund, highlight career paths at Nike, and get you out of your seats with some physical activity.


Get ready for a half day of inspiration and perspiration. Don't forget to bring your Nike workout gear! Seating is limited so sign up now!


Cost:         $75

Register:  CLOSED


This session is designed for Post -Secondary Students attending the NIEA 2015 Convention.


"How Do I Say? Learner-Driven Language Learning Method"

October 14th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Is your community taking steps towards developing language program courses? This pre-conference session, led by the Indigenous Language Institute, is designed to help you implement practices to bring Native language learning right to your communities. Join us to hear about best practices and effectiveness of "How Do I Say?" in specific situations.


The pilot phase of the "How Do I Say?" project was funded through a grant by the Administration for Native Americans.


Instructor: Inée Slaughter, Indigenous Language Institute

Cost:          Free
Register:   CLOSED



2nd Annual CollegeFair & Showcase

October 17th: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


NIEA, in partnership with College Horizons, is still taking one-day registrations for colleges and universities who are unable to attend the full Trade Show but who would like to participate in the College Fair.

Cost:         $300

Register:  CLOSED


The College Fair & Showcase targets local high school students and high school students attending the NIEA 2015 Convention.


"Practical, Close Reading Strategies to Meet the Needs of Native Students"

October 14, 2015: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


During this continuing education course, participants will practice a close reading lesson while utilizing strategies such as culture-based education, academically productive talk, and forming text-dependent questions. Participants will produce an original close reading culture-based lesson plan that encompasses academic vocabulary instruction, structured academic discussion, and higher order thinking through text-dependent questions. The purpose of this course is to improve the quality of teacher instruction by reinforcing the importance of literacy and talk practices across content areas in K-12 Native education systems, as well as providing criteria for creating and evaluating quality text-dependent questions that foster critical thinking. Participants will receive one hour of continuing education credits.


InstructorsCasie Jones, Cutting EDGEucation, LLC, Diana Cournoyer, NIEA

Cost:             $135 per participant

Register:      CLOSED

Other Pre-Convention Meetings Held on Wednesday, October 14th


Regional Caucuses

October 14th: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


NIEA Focus Forums

October 14th: between 1:00& 4:30 pm


1:00 - 4:30 pm

  • Tribally Controlled Schools hosted by Association of Community Tribal Schools (ACTS)

2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Higher Education hosted by National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education (NCANHE)
  • JOM hosted by National Johnson O’Malley Association (NJOMA)

3:15 – 4:15 pm

  • Early Learning hosted by National Indian Head Start Association (NIHDSA)
  • Special Education hosted by Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS)
  • Impact Aid hosted by National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS)


NIEA New Member Orientation

October 14th: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm



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