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April 3 - 5, 2017

Northern Quest Resort Hotel & Casino

100 North Hayford Road

Airway Heights, WA 99001

Located near airport just outside of Spokane

509/481-6000 or toll free 1-877/871-6772

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    Recognition & Student

    Merit Awards

    The Washington State Indian Education Association takes an opportunity each year during our annual conference to acknowledge accomplishments of Native individuals who have significantly contributed to the education of Native peoples. Award recipients will be announced during the WSIEA Awards Dinner. Applications/nominations must be postmarked on or before Friday March 24th, 2017.

     

    These awards include:

    • Indian Educator of the Year
    • Indian Elder of the Year
    • Indian Parent of the Year
    • Higher Education Indian Student of the Year - $500 monetary award
    • High School Indian Student of the Year - $1,000 monetary award

    More Information

    Nomination Form

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    Silent Auction

    WSIEA will be holding a silent auction during the conference to support our recognition and scholarship awards.

     

    Please consider donating an item for our auction and bring it to the conference registration table before noon on

    Monday, April 3, where we will have bid sheets available. For more information, please contact RoseMary Miller at

    509/949-4454.

    Email

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    Clock Hours

    Clock Hours and CEUs will once again be offered for all participants. Forms and additional information will be available on-site near the registration area.

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    WSIEA Native STUDENT DAY

    On Tuesday, April 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the WSIEA will offer a youth strand featuring events, great speakers, workshops, and interactive activities geared toward Native youth, which will run parallel to the main conference at Northern Quest. Sign up your students on this year’s WSIEA registration form (see attached form). The registration fee for students just participating in our April 5 student day activities will be $25 and will include lunch, snacks, and session materials. For more information contact, Katrina Walsey at 509/865-4778

    Online Registration

    Print Form

    Native Youth Day Agenda

    Email

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    Culture Room

    We are excited to continue to offer the Culture Room again this year. The purpose of this room is to provide a hands-on experience for educators to participate in culturally relevant activities within Native American culture. Local Native Americans will be invited to be a part of this interactive culture room and may include: beading, carving, cedar work, sewing regalia, drum making, jewelry making, painting, basket making, and other activities.

     

    If you would like to lead a craft session in the culture room, please contact Anna Armstrong at 509/570-8063.

    Email

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    WorkshopS

    Presentations will be positive, motivating, and informative. We wish to increase the conference participant’s knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to Indian education, Native youth empowerment, community involvement, and Indian self-determination. Conference topics will reflect our 2017 conference theme and identify with one or more of our four focus strands:  Education, family, culture, and leadership.

     

    If you are interested in conducting a workshop at this year’s WSIEA Conference, please complete the Presenters Form and submit by February 24. 2017.

    Email

    Call for Presenters:

    Print Form

    Online Form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Registration

    Workshops + Clock Hours + Culture Room, Merit Awards + Vendors + Parent & Teacher Training Opportunities + Native Student College  + Post-Secondary Opportunities Day + much more!

    Online Registration

    Call to Conference

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VENDOR INFO

    Vendors are always a welcome addition to our annual conference. However, because we have very limited table space this year, priority will be given to local vendors and additional vendors will be included on a first come, first served basis. We also welcome non-profit informational and educational booths.

    Online Registration

    Print Form

Agenda at a Glance

  • CLICK HERE FOR MORE About WSIEA Conference

    On behalf of the WSIEA Board, I would like to invite you join us at the 33rd annual Washington State Indian Education Association (WSIEA) conference at the Northern Quest Resort/Casino in the beautiful lands of the Kalispel Tribe. I would like to thank the Kalispel people for welcoming us by providing this beautiful facility for our use.

     

    Our Board has worked very diligently to provide speakers and sessions that would not only encourage and inspire you as Native educators, parents/guardians, and professionals working with native children, but also challenge you to stretch yourself to make a difference in your community or across Indian Country. This past year has certainly confirmed to me that we, as Native people, are still truly fighting for justice as the Indigenous people of this land that is called North America, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. I recognize that our justice actions connect us with Indigenous peoples from other homelands that have been colonized as we have. They, too, defend their homelands around the world as we simultaneously fight for justice upon our ancestral lands.

     

    Native Americans have stood together with the citizens of Standing Rock as they have taken a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) that would endanger the water of not only their tribe, but of all people along that pipeline. People around the world have joined in solidarity by traveling to Standing Rock, have marched in support of the Standing Rock water protectors, have publicly acknowledged the right of the Standing Rock people to protect their vital water resources, and have divested financial resources from companies supporting DAP which includes WSIEA in 2016. What we see happening in response to public support for water protection is blatant, outright violence toward those who gather in peaceful assembly. This violence has been done with the knowledge and permission of federal, state and local governments. This is not the only action that is being taken on behalf of environmental issues by our Native Tribes.

     

    In light of all that is happening in the Indigenous world, how do we educate people to the fact that we as First Nations people are still here continuing to thrive and follow our ancestral ways and working to bring back that which was taken from our ancestors during the time of colonization.

     

    Today the schools are “encouraged” to teach the Native languages to our children. Schools are now required to include instruction on tribal history and government in collaboration local tribes. We as Native people are the ones that need to be in the schools asking what is being done to teach the history of our Native children as well as how are they making provisions for our languages to be taught. We can’t let the schools give us excuses any longer. We as Native people have to be ones in the tribal offices advising our leaders on how they can be a positive visible presence on the campuses of all schools and participate in school board meetings. By doing this, school officials will feel our presence and be reminded of their responsibility to our children. What have you seen being done specifically for our Native students?

     

    At this conference I encourage all of you get acquainted and form a bond with each other and with the presenters as well as trade contact information with the state officials. We need to make our presence known on behalf of our people. Until we see the educational gap close, until the graduation rates rise, until our families can walk into a school with pride and determination to speak and advocate on behalf of their children and the other Native children, our work is not done.

     

    Be encouraged friends and relatives, WE ARE NATIVE! Continue to work together and support each other!

     

    Awklaaw ikush!

    That’s all

     

    Skwinash Rose Miller

Sarah Stafford

WSIEA Secretary

CONTACT

Joan Banker

OSPI Office of Native Education

P. 360/725-6160

CONTACT

For more Information:

CONTACT

Rose Mary Miller

WSIEA Chairperson

P. 509/949-4454.

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Agenda at a Glance

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WorkshopS

    Presentations will be positive, motivating, and informative. We wish to increase the conference participant’s knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to Indian education, Native youth empowerment, community involvement, and Indian self-determination. Conference topics will reflect our 2017 conference theme and identify with one or more of our four focus strands:  Education, family, culture, and leadership.

     

    If you are interested in conducting a workshop at this year’s WSIEA Conference, please complete the Presenters Form and submit by February 24. 2017.

    Email

    Call for Presenters:

    Print Form

    Online Form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Silent Auction

    WSIEA will be holding a silent auction during the conference to support our recognition and scholarship awards.

     

    Please consider donating an item for our auction and bring it to the conference registration table before noon on

    Monday, April 3, where we will have bid sheets available. For more information, please contact RoseMary Miller at

    509/949-4454.

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Registration

    Workshops + Clock Hours + Culture Room, Merit Awards + Vendors + Parent & Teacher Training Opportunities + Native Student College  + Post-Secondary Opportunities Day + much more!

    Online Registration

    Call to Conference

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WSIEA Native STUDENT DAY

    On Tuesday, April 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the WSIEA will offer a youth strand featuring events, great speakers, workshops, and interactive activities geared toward Native youth, which will run parallel to the main conference at Northern Quest. Sign up your students on this year’s WSIEA registration form (see attached form). The registration fee for students just participating in our April 5 student day activities will be $25 and will include lunch, snacks, and session materials. For more information contact, Katrina Walsey at 509/865-4778

    Online Registration

    Print Form

    Agenda

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Recognition
    & Student

    Merit Awards

    The Washington State Indian Education Association takes an opportunity each year during our annual conference to acknowledge accomplishments of Native individuals who have significantly contributed to the education of Native peoples. Award recipients will be announced during the WSIEA Awards Dinner. Applications/nominations must be postmarked on or before Friday March 24th, 2017.

     

    These awards include:

    • Indian Educator of the Year
    • Indian Elder of the Year
    • Indian Parent of the Year
    • Higher Education Indian Student of the Year - $500 monetary award
    • High School Indian Student of the Year - $1,000 monetary award

    More Information

    Nomination form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VENDOR INFO

    Vendors are always a welcome addition to our annual conference. However, because we have very limited table space this year, priority will be given to local vendors and additional vendors will be included on a first come, first served basis. We also welcome non-profit informational and educational booths.

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Culture Room

    We are excited to continue to offer the Culture Room again this year. The purpose of this room is to provide a hands-on experience for educators to participate in culturally relevant activities within Native American culture. Local Native Americans will be invited to be a part of this interactive culture room and may include: beading, carving, cedar work, sewing regalia, drum making, jewelry making, painting, basket making, and other activities.

     

    If you would like to lead a craft session in the culture room, please contact Anna Armstrong at 509/570-8063.

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Clock Hours

    Clock Hours and CEUs will once again be offered for all participants. Forms and additional information will be available on-site near the registration area.

April 3 - 5, 2017

Northern Quest Resort Hotel & Casino

100 North Hayford Road

Airway Heights, WA 99001

Located near airport just outside of Spokane

509/481-6000 or toll free 1-877/871-6772

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Deconstructing Barriers Through Education, Community and Action

April 3 - 5, 2017

Northern Quest Resort Hotel & Casino

100 North Hayford Road

Airway Heights, WA 99001

Located near airport just outside of Spokane

509/481-6000 or toll free 1-877/871-6772

  • CLICK HERE FOR MORE About WSIEA Conference

    On behalf of the WSIEA Board, I would like to invite you join us at the 33rd annual Washington State Indian Education Association (WSIEA) conference at the Northern Quest Resort/Casino in the beautiful lands of the Kalispel Tribe. I would like to thank the Kalispel people for welcoming us by providing this beautiful facility for our use.

     

    Our Board has worked very diligently to provide speakers and sessions that would not only encourage and inspire you as Native educators, parents/guardians, and professionals working with native children, but also challenge you to stretch yourself to make a difference in your community or across Indian Country. This past year has certainly confirmed to me that we, as Native people, are still truly fighting for justice as the Indigenous people of this land that is called North America, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. I recognize that our justice actions connect us with Indigenous peoples from other homelands that have been colonized as we have. They, too, defend their homelands around the world as we simultaneously fight for justice upon our ancestral lands.

     

    Native Americans have stood together with the citizens of Standing Rock as they have taken a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) that would endanger the water of not only their tribe, but of all people along that pipeline. People around the world have joined in solidarity by traveling to Standing Rock, have marched in support of the Standing Rock water protectors, have publicly acknowledged the right of the Standing Rock people to protect their vital water resources, and have divested financial resources from companies supporting DAP which includes WSIEA in 2016. What we see happening in response to public support for water protection is blatant, outright violence toward those who gather in peaceful assembly. This violence has been done with the knowledge and permission of federal, state and local governments. This is not the only action that is being taken on behalf of environmental issues by our Native Tribes.

     

    In light of all that is happening in the Indigenous world, how do we educate people to the fact that we as First Nations people are still here continuing to thrive and follow our ancestral ways and working to bring back that which was taken from our ancestors during the time of colonization.

     

    Today the schools are “encouraged” to teach the Native languages to our children. Schools are now required to include instruction on tribal history and government in collaboration local tribes. We as Native people are the ones that need to be in the schools asking what is being done to teach the history of our Native children as well as how are they making provisions for our languages to be taught. We can’t let the schools give us excuses any longer. We as Native people have to be ones in the tribal offices advising our leaders on how they can be a positive visible presence on the campuses of all schools and participate in school board meetings. By doing this, school officials will feel our presence and be reminded of their responsibility to our children. What have you seen being done specifically for our Native students?

     

    At this conference I encourage all of you get acquainted and form a bond with each other and with the presenters as well as trade contact information with the state officials. We need to make our presence known on behalf of our people. Until we see the educational gap close, until the graduation rates rise, until our families can walk into a school with pride and determination to speak and advocate on behalf of their children and the other Native children, our work is not done.

     

    Be encouraged friends and relatives, WE ARE NATIVE! Continue to work together and support each other!

     

    Awklaaw ikush!

    That’s all

     

    Skwinash Rose Miller

Agenda at a Glance

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Registration

    Workshops + Clock Hours + Culture Room, Merit Awards + Vendors + Parent & Teacher Training Opportunities + Native Student College  + Post-Secondary Opportunities Day + much more!

    Online Registration

    CAll to Conference

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VENDOR INFO

    Vendors are always a welcome addition to our annual conference. However, because we have very limited table space this year, priority will be given to local vendors and additional vendors will be included on a first come, first served basis. We also welcome non-profit informational and educational booths.

    Online Registration

    Print Form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WorkshopS

    Presentations will be positive, motivating, and informative. We wish to increase the conference participant’s knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to Indian education, Native youth empowerment, community involvement, and Indian self-determination. Conference topics will reflect our 2017 conference theme and identify with one or more of our four focus strands:  Education, family, culture, and leadership.

     

    If you are interested in conducting a workshop at this year’s WSIEA Conference, please complete the Presenters Form and submit by February 24. 2017.

    Email

    Call for Presenters:

    Print Form

    Online Form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WSIEA Native STUDENT DAY

    On Tuesday, April 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the WSIEA will offer a youth strand featuring events, great speakers, workshops, and interactive activities geared toward Native youth, which will run parallel to the main conference at Northern Quest. Sign up your students on this year’s WSIEA registration form (see attached form). The registration fee for students just participating in our April 5 student day activities will be $25 and will include lunch, snacks, and session materials. For more information contact, Katrina Walsey at 509/865-4778

    Online Registration

    Print Form

    Agenda

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Culture Room

    We are excited to continue to offer the Culture Room again this year. The purpose of this room is to provide a hands-on experience for educators to participate in culturally relevant activities within Native American culture. Local Native Americans will be invited to be a part of this interactive culture room and may include: beading, carving, cedar work, sewing regalia, drum making, jewelry making, painting, basket making, and other activities.

     

    If you would like to lead a craft session in the culture room, please contact Anna Armstrong at 509/570-8063.

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Silent Auction

    WSIEA will be holding a silent auction during the conference to support our recognition and scholarship awards.

     

    Please consider donating an item for our auction and bring it to the conference registration table before noon on

    Monday, April 3, where we will have bid sheets available. For more information, please contact RoseMary Miller at

    509/949-4454.

    Email

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Recognition
    & Student

    Merit Awards

    The Washington State Indian Education Association takes an opportunity each year during our annual conference to acknowledge accomplishments of Native individuals who have significantly contributed to the education of Native peoples. Award recipients will be announced during the WSIEA Awards Dinner. Applications/nominations must be postmarked on or before Friday March 24th, 2017.

     

    These awards include:

    • Indian Educator of the Year
    • Indian Elder of the Year
    • Indian Parent of the Year
    • Higher Education Indian Student of the Year - $500 monetary award
    • High School Indian Student of the Year - $1,000 monetary award

    More Information

    Nomination form

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Clock Hours

    Clock Hours and CEUs will once again be offered for all participants. Forms and additional information will be available on-site near the registration area.

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