The 2017 Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference will be hosted by WIEA’s Northeast Region and is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017, at The Waters of Minocqua in beautiful Minocqua, WI. This year’s event marks the 31st annual conference for WIEA!
This year’s conference titled, “Mino Ayaa’Idiiwin – Let’s Be Healthy Together”, is sure to offer something for everyone in Native education!
Make sure to set aside this important date on your calendar! Last year’s conference set attendance records and saw over 70 workshop and training sessions take place. Click here for conference registration!
The 2017 conference promises to be just as big and just as exciting as last year.
Some of Indian Country’s biggest names will once again partner with WIEA to bring the latest news, information and opportunities in American Indian and Alaskan Native education directly to you!
The 2017 WIEA Conference will feature Justin Kii Huenemann, President, Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3); Ahinwake Rose, Executive Director, National Indian Education Association (NIEA); Dr. Ricky White, Superintendent, Circle of Life Academy, White Earth, MN; and Dr. Jim Bouche, Principal/District Administrator, Lake Union High School, Minocqua, WI, who will each deliver keynote addresses.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience all that’s great in Native American Indian education!
Tentatively scheduled events include an early bird, extended programming training workshop, thanks in part to a partnership between The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network” and WIEA. The Network is a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports to address racial disproportionality in special education. On May 11, The Network will hold an Early Childhood training workshop at The Pointe Hotel in Minocqua. Also on May 11th, the Lac du Flambeau Wiijii’idiiwin (We Are Doing This Together) – Health and Wellness Expo will take place at Lake of the Torches in Lac du Flambeau. This incredible event showcases the programs and services provided by the Lac du Flambeau tribe and surrounding communities. On Friday, May 12th, WIEA will celebrate the Conference and Native culture with a Pow-wow at Lakeland Union High School. On Saturday, May 13, WIEA will host their annual awards banquet and benefit comedy show by nationally renown Native comedian Tito Ybarra at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Convention Center in Lac du Flambeau.
Make sure to register early to reserve your spot at biggest WIEA Conference yet!