2014 Indigenous Law Conference: Dismantling Barriers in American Indian Education
November 20th, 2014
Castle Board Room
Agenda (subject to change):
8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome, Dean Joan Howarth
9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Asst. Sec. Kevin Washburn
10:00 am- 11:00 am Boarding School and Intergenerational Trauma: Dr. Suzanne Cross (MSU), Hunter Genia
11:15am-12:15pm Historical and Legal: Nicole Blalock (ASU), Melody McCoy (NARF), April Day (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton) Moderator, Kristi Bowman (MSU Law)
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch, Gina Jackson, Casey Family Programs
1:30pm- 2:30pm Sovereignty and Education: Treena Metallic (First Nations Education Council), Eric Hemenway (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), Moderator, Tiffani Darden (MSU Law)
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Youth Leadership and Outreach: Estrella Torrez (MSU), Emily Proctor (MSU Extension, Little Traverse), Christine Marie Dewey (Little Traverse student), Moderator Jennifer Rosa (MSU Law)
3:30pm – 5:30pm Higher Education Native Student Services: Dr. Tawa Sina (MSU), Dr. Angelique Day (Wayne State), Shelly Lowe (Harvard), Rose Petoskey (Cornell), Melvin Monette (American Indian Graduate Center & National Indian Education Association), Dr. Suzanne Cross (MSU), Moderator, Matthew L.M. Fletcher (MSU Law)
MSU ILPC to Host Dept. of Education School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students — Nov. 19, 2014
The US Dept. of Education’s White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education will be conducting a listening session on Native American students’ educational environment. They will make a stop at MSU’s Kellogg Center Auditorium on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Events begin at 9 AM.
The listening sessions are focusing on school environment issues — bullying, student discipline and offensive imagery and symbolism. The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education is gathering feedback during the tour and will consider how it can inform future action to ensure Native American students receive a high quality education.
The media advisory is here.
Interested persons may register here (click EAST LANSING). Registration will allow you to be kept informed on the agenda and other details.
Native students are strongly encouraged to attend!