2015 WIEA Conference Details
"TOOLS FOR EDUCATIONAL SELF DETERMINATION"
We view our languages, cultures and education as tools we need to have for educational self-determination; it is beyond survival. It is about making sure we and our future generations are educated culturally and intellectually.
Best Western PLUS Milwaukee
Airport Hotel & Conference Center
5105 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Toll Free: (877) 461-8547
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (rates)
The 2015 WIEA Conference Registration is available online! On the first page you will need to enter your email address. This helps with tracking the registrations. New this year you are able to:
- Register someone other than yourself
- Register more than one person at a time
- Pay by credit card with no additional fee to you the registrant
- If you need to pay by check, your registration confirmation email will include a PDF that serves as your invoice.
Please note that if you choose to pay by PO/Check your registration is not completed until payment has been received. If you have any problems or questions with the registration form, please contact the registration coordinator: Maurina Paradise, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-229-5355
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Renewing Our Legacy: Supporting Indigenous Youth through Education - Brian McInnes (bio)
A critical task of the present is to ensure that contemporary education systems support the learning and development of positive cultural identity for Indigenous youth. The inclusion of Native peoples’ histories, cultures, languages, and knowledge systems is essential in developing a culture of belonging and continuity for students who may otherwise struggle to remain engaged. Helping to renew and apply Indigenous knowledge in contemporary educational contexts remains an important act of social justice that is protective of both the history and future of the original peoples.
"Indigenous Education in Practice" - The UW Green Bay Education Center for First Nations Studies (bios)
Dr. Lisa Poupart, Co-director
Dr. J P Leary, affiliated faculty
UW Green Bay First Nations Studies undergraduate students
Indigenous teaching and learning emanates from the oral tradition. It is sharing knowledge orally and through lived experience in the world. Indigenous education is circular, whereby peers at all age levels learn from one another, and Elder teachers learn from the younger generations. In this way, each person is a teacher and a learner balanced by the need to acquire knowledge and the responsibility to share. Education is an interconnected action that flows between individuals and unifies them to a larger whole. At the UW Green Bay Education Center for First Nations Studies, we not only value and teach indigenous studies, we model and seek to live it. Our teaching and scholarship is student centered and driven by the real needs of tribal people and communities. Poupart will address the key tenets of indigenous education drawing from her book "Connective Pedagogy: Elder Epistemology and the Oral Tradition" (2013, Aboriginal Press/U of Manitoba). Together with her colleague Dr. J P Leary and their students, the team will present a current project as indigenous education in practice.