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									Workshops
  2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session A, 11:05a - 12:10p
  ❑ Moving from Standards to Assessments                            ❑ Indian Education Student Standards in 5 Northwest
  Room: Santo Domingo                                               States
  Lead Presenter: Phil Robakiewicz, Ph. D., Division                Room: Tesuque
  Director                                                          Lead Presenter: Richard Smiley, Senior Research As-
  Co-Presenter/s: Maureen Lesky; Delores Noble Parker;              sociate
  This workshop will provide some tips and tricks for creating      States adopting the Common Core State Standards may
  assessment blueprints, including both content balance and         add up to 15% additional standards including Indian Educa-
  depth of knowledge assignments. We will use Dine culture          tion Standards. A research study in 5 northwest states
  and language standards as an example, but participants are        collected and analyzed student standards that focus on the
  encouraged to bring their own standards and assessment            culture, history, and language of Native Americans. The
  plans for consideration.                                          results of the study and recommendations are presented.
  Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,                 Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
  Agencies; Teachers K-12                                           Agencies; Teachers K-12
  Promoting a Product?: No                                          Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Classroom Models                                          Strand: Data and Research


  ❑ Fragile Partnership
  Room: Cochiti                                                     ❑ Using Data to Drive Indian Education Policy: Asking
  Lead Presenter: Michelle R. Cloud, Title VII Parent Ad-           the Questions that Make a Difference
  visory Committee Chair (Ho-Chunk Nation)                          Room: San Juan
  Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Shelly Severson; Lori Pettibone;              Lead Presenter: Roz Carroll, University of New Mexico
  Fawn Stumblingbear;                                               Center for Education Policy Research (Dine’)
  This media-based presentation describes how Native                Co-Presenter/s: Geneva Becenti;
  parents established a Memorandum of Understanding with            This workshop will provide information on how to use
  the Black River Falls School District to allow restructuring of   data to improve education for Native American children.
  the Title VII programming, including infusing Native culture      We will focus on how to research key policies, advocate
  into the curriculum, culturally sensitive training for district   for systemic change, and ask the data, policy, and politi-
  staff, and promoting positive perceptions. Audience: gen-         cal questions that will enable you to make a difference for
  eral.                                                             your native children.
  Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-             Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Post Secondary
  givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers          Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
  K-12                                                              Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
  Promoting a Product?: No                                          Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Community and Family Engagement                           Strand: Data and Research

  ❑ Share Your Best Practices: Submitting Reports to the            ❑ What Every Tribal Leader Needs to Know About Early
  ERIC Database                                                     Childhood
  Room: Enchantment I                                               Room: Zuni
  Lead Presenter: Dawn M. Mackety, Director of Re-                  Lead Presenter: Marian Holstein, (Winnebago Tribe of
  search, Data & Policy (Little Traverse Bay Bands of               Nebraska)
  Odawa Indians)                                                    This workshop provides a review of how early experiences
  Want to share your Native education research, evaluation          effect a child’s cognitive and socio-emotional development
  findings, success stories, and best practices with others?        throughout life. We’ll explore tried and true methods of
  ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center, is a            language and culture preservation during these early years.
  free online searchable database of education research and         The Head Start Monitoring Process and its importance in
  evaluation reports and conference papers. Participants will       continued Head Start funding will also be reviewed.
  learn how to write and submit their reports to ERIC.              Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
  Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Post Secondary               ers
  Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School            Promoting a Product?: No
  Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                    Strand: Early Childhood
  Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Data and Research




                                     2 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session A, 11:05a - 12:10p
  ❑ A Guide for the Prospective Graduate Student                 ❑ Leadership for the Future
  Room: Sandia                                                   Room: Santa Ana
  Lead Presenter: Pete Coser, Program Manager, Kathryn           Lead Presenter: Derrick Boles, CEO
  M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies (Musco-            Co-Presenter/s: Lorenzo Neal;
  gee-Creek)                                                     This workshop will support school administrators and
  Co-Presenter/s: Molly Tovar;                                   teachers with their strategic planning. We’ll provide fun-
  This session provides attendees with an understanding          damental steps for school administrators to develop and
  of the importance and nature of a graduate education,          create the vision for their institution. We’ll also discuss the
  submitting a competitive application, steps to finance your    importance of teamwork and teambuilding strategies to
  graduate education, and to learn about Native American         improve and enhance the overall operation of each school.
  opportunities at Washington University in St. Louis.           Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
  Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-          Agencies
  givers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/          Promoting a Product?: Yes
  Higher Education; School Board, Administrators, Agen-          Strand: Leadership
  cies
  Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Higher Education                                       ❑ Reading/Writing Workshop Methods
                                                                 Room: Estancia
  ❑ Strategies for Establishing and Maintaining Viable           Lead Presenter: Mary Rule, Principal (Navajo and
  Pipelines for the Development of a Diverse Healthcare          Cherokee)
  Workforce                                                      Co-Presenter/s: Kelly Anderson;
  Room: Laguna                                                   Students need to see the connection of reading and writ-
                                                                 ing. This method of teaching will ensure that students
  Lead Presenter: W. David Brunson, Associate Direc-
                                                                 learn how to read by writing and to write by reading.
  tor, Center for Equity and Diversity, American Dental
                                                                 Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
  Education Association
  The American Dental Education Association has focused          Agencies; Teachers K-12
  increasing the diversity of the oral health workforce with     Promoting a Product?: No
  key policies and programs. This interactive workshop will      Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
  focus on these programs and their success. Attendees will
  be able to assess how these initiatives can be utilized in     ❑ Graduation: More than Staying in School
  their programs.                                                Room: Picuris
  Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-           Lead Presenter: Marilyn Johnson, Education Program
  sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-         Specialist (Acoma)
  trators, Agencies                                              Co-Presenter/s: Sue Bement; Sandra Covington-Smith;
  Promoting a Product?: No                                       Covington-Smith
  Strand: Higher Education                                       The BIE Dropout Prevention Initiative is the result of a
                                                                 partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center
                                                                 for Students with Disabilities. The presentation will focus
  ❑ Ninth Moon - We Send Our Children Off to College             on the evidence-based framework for dropout prevention
  for the First Time                                             along with examples of how to promote student engage-
  Room: Enchantment II                                           ment among all students.
  Lead Presenter: Joe Skenadore, Academic Advisor                Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
  Yeythokwas Whni’tale is the 9th moon of the Native Cal-        givers; Post Secondary Students; School Board, Adminis-
  endar, when we send our children off to college. As they       trators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
  enter this strange new world, they leave an empty place        Promoting a Product?: No
  in our family. What will happen at college? What can you       Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
  expect? A guide for students and parents.
  Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
  givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
  Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Higher Education




                                   3 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session A, 11:05a - 12:10p
  ❑ Common Ground: Developing a Good Path for Spe-               ❑ Urban Indian Education: We are all related
  cial Education in Indian Country                               Room: Taos
  Room: Acoma                                                    Lead Presenter: Jennifer McComas, Professor (2nd
  Lead Presenter: Flora Howe, School Psychologist (Ab-           presenter: Ojibwe)
  sentee Shawnee)                                                Co-Presenter/s: Ida Downwind;
  Co-Presenter/s: Cheryl Sanchez-Ostapchenko;                    As educators, we strive to create the conditions that will
  How are Native children with special needs identified and      support student learning and success. It is our responsibil-
  served in your community? Join us in this interactive and      ity to understand and share those conditions so others
  fast paced workshop. Learn about common pitfalls, add to       may benefit. In this workshop, we will describe the Urban
  your basket of best practices, and recognize the collabora-    Indian Education Partnership in Minneapolis, including pro-
  tive landscape that is critical to Native student success.     fessional development, instructional practice, and student
  Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-           success.
  ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;            Who Should Attend?: Teachers K-12
  School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12          Promoting a Product?: No
  Promoting a Product?: No                                       Strand: Urban Education
  Strand: Promising Practices
                                                                 ❑ SESSION 1: RESOLUTIONS & BYLAWS
  ❑ Oral vs. Colonized Civilization Curriculums                  Room: Navajo
  Room: Isleta                                                   Lead Presenter: NIEA BOARD,
  Lead Presenter: Vernon G. Lambert, Dakota Studies              [No description provided]
  Instructor (Spirit Lake Tribe)                                 Who Should Attend?:
  A study of the oral curriculum used by our ancestors before    Promoting a Product?:
  they were forced into a colonized curriculum. It focuses       Strand:
  on our dual citizen status and the fact that we only have
  a colonized (American) curriculum and no type of tribal
  (Indian) curriculum or standards for our tribal students.      ❑
  Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-           Room:
  sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-         Lead Presenter: ,
  trators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
  Promoting a Product?: No                                       Who Should Attend?:
  Strand: Promising Practices                                    Promoting a Product?:
                                                                 Strand:
  ❑ Native Tools from OKC Public Schools
  Room: Apache
  Lead Presenter: Dr. Star Yellowfish, Administrator
  (Keetoowah Cherokee)
  Co-Presenter/s: Sarah Bradford; Andrea Kihega;
  Oklahoma City Public Schools Native American Student
  Services department will provide participants with tools
  they can use in their own urban communities to increase
  student and parent involvement and develop cultural
  confidence within in their students. OKCPS will share their
  best practices and success stories with their urban, Native
  students.
  Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
  School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
  Promoting a Product?: No
  Strand: Urban Education




                                   4 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session B, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ Framework for Creating and Developing Indigenous              ❑ NIEA Stakeholder Forum: Discuss Your Education
Curriculum                                                      Priorities with NIEA
Room: Tesuque                                                   Room: Laguna
Lead Presenter: Mary Abeita, IED Mentor Resource                Lead Presenter: Danny Cup Choy, Director, Policy &
Teacher (Navajo)                                                Outreach (Native Hawaiian)
Co-Presenter/s: Lisa Tolth (Navajo); Frank Montague;            Join NIEA staff for an update and discussion on policy and
Bernice Gutierrez (Laguna/Zuni);                                legislative priorities. This interactive session is an oppor-
A collaborative session on creating instructional units using   tunity to give input about issues that are important to you
Native American themes and values by incorporating litera-      and your communities. Your engagement will help inform
ture and standards, K-8. Participants will learn the devel-     NIEA’s work for the coming year.
opmental process, founded on the research-based models:         Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
Zais Curriculum and the Creative Instructional Process.         ers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,               Education; Teachers K-12
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                         Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Community and Family Engagement
Strand: Classroom Models

❑ Explore the River                                             ❑ Creative Collaborations for Indian Parent Commit-
Room: Isleta                                                    tees
Lead Presenter: Germaine White, Information & Educa-            Room: Picuris
tion Specialist (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes)         Lead Presenter: Andrew Duff, Secretary, APS IED (East-
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have devel-         ern Band of Cherokee)
oped the “Explore the River Education Project,” a compre-       Co-Presenter/s: Sheryl Baca; Howard Connic; Nora Mor-
hensive multimedia education package that describes the         ris;
characteristics and values of healthy aquatic and riparian      Join the Albuquerque Public Schools Indian Parent Commit-
ecosystems, the ecology and importance of bull trout, and       tee to examine examples of creative collaborations, what
the relationship between bull trout and the Salish people.      works and opportunities to look for. We’ll provide working
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-             models of parent collaborations for the school district,
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,        teachers and students. The Albuquerque Public School
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                         district has over 5,500 American Indian students represent-
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                       ing over 150 tribes.
Strand: Classroom Models                                        Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
                                                                Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
                                                                cies; Teachers K-12
❑ Designing a Culture-Based Language Teacher Train-             Promoting a Product?: No
ing and Language Teaching Tool                                  Strand: Community and Family Engagement
Room: San Juan
                                                                ❑ The Politics of Making Our Own: Presenting the
Lead Presenter: Bernita Duwahoyeoma, Hopi Language
                                                                Results of the Dine’ Language Assessment
Mentor Instructor (Hopi)
                                                                Room: Zuni
Co-Presenter/s: Ada Curtis; Marilyn Parra;
Developing language teacher training tools for Indigenous       Lead Presenter: Wendy Greyeyes, Statistician/Demog-
heritage languages is presented. Members of Emory               rapher
Sekaquaptewa’s Hopi Children’s Word Book Project present        Co-Presenter/s: Reuben McCabe;
the evolving process (conceptualizing, designing, revising,     Throughout Indian Country, there is a scarcity in quantita-
piloting, and distributing) “behind” the final products: an     tive analysis measuring the impact of Indigenous language
instructor teacher training manual, a student copy, as well     curriculums. This presentation provides the results of the
as an accompanying digital/audio version.                       Oral Diné Language Assessment (Year 2). Initiated by the
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           New Mexico Indian Education Act, ODLA reflects the politi-
                                                                cal challenge of tribes in establishing their own assess-
als; Teachers K-12
                                                                ment.
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
Strand: Classroom Models
                                                                tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Data and Research


                                  5 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session B, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ Education and Public Health: the Ethics on research          ❑ Seneca Nation Summer Enrichment
Room: Enchantment I                                            Room: Jemez
Lead Presenter: Yvonne Davis, Project Specialist (Dine’)       Lead Presenter: Trudy Jackson, Assistant Director for K
Co-Presenter/s: Johnnita Tsabetsaye;                           -12 programs (Seneca)
American Indian youth encounter informed consent from          Co-Presenter/s: Lawrence Wheeler;
researchers who fail to follow the ethical principle of “Re-   The Seneca Nation Education Department incorporates
spect for Persons.” Education and health research must rest    language and culture, health and wellness, reading, rec-
on the rule of informed consent, respect for community,        reation, educational field trips and academic supports for
then respect for persons, which requires the community         students entering grades K -9 in a six-week summer pro-
and their values be respected as a whole.                      gram. Our workshop will demonstrate a positive collabora-
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Post Secondary         tion across Tribal Departments for a positive experience for
Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School         students.
Board, Administrators, Agencies                                Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
Strand: Data and Research                                      cies; Teachers K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
❑ What’s the big IDEA? Overview of IDEA Part C & B,            Strand: Health and Wellness
Its Impact & Importance For Indian Children & Their
                                                               ❑ Strengthening Native Values through Navajo Lan-
Families with Special Needs
                                                               guage and Culture
Room: Santo Domingo
                                                               Room: Santa Ana
Lead Presenter: Angela Martinez, Education Specialist -
                                                               Lead Presenter: Harvey Rude, Professor and Director
Early Childhood Program (Navajo and Shoshone)
                                                               (Chairperson)
What is IDEA? What impact does it have for my young spe-
                                                               Co-Presenter/s: Joseph Martin; Andrew Tah; Ceceilia
cial needs son/daughter and my family? Come learn about
IDEA and the positive impact this law has for your special     Tso;
needs son/daughter and your family. Come strengthen and        The Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium is an
                                                               alliance of ten institutions of higher education working in
empower your family with a better understanding of IDEA.
                                                               active partnership to build the education capacity of the
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
                                                               Department of Diné Education. This workshop highlights
ers
                                                               collaborative efforts of consortium members to actively
Promoting a Product?: No                                       promote culturally responsive instruction based on Navajo
Strand: Early Childhood                                        language and culture.
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-
                                                               sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-
❑ Promoting Health and Wellness for Transitioning Na-          trators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
tive American Youth                                            Promoting a Product?: No
Room: Sandia                                                   Strand: Higher Education
Lead Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Dziekan, CRC, LPCC, Associ-
ate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University
                                                               ❑ Serving Our Native Students through Mentorship,
Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Doug Main, CRC; Michael G. Mae-
                                                               Leadership and Relationship Building
stras, LPCC; Patricia Martinez Burr, LPCC, ABD;
                                                               Room: Apache
Promoting Health and Wellness for Transitioning Native
                                                               Lead Presenter: Robin Williams, Coordinator of Native
American Youth will focus on substituting suicidal and
addictive behavior with healthy strategies that empower
                                                               American Affairs (Kiowa)
                                                               Participants will discuss best practices for retention pro-
Native American youth. Everyone will engage in exercises,
                                                               grams that address academic, social and cultural needs of
sharing of data, and personal experiences that will assist
                                                               Native college students. Participants will develop strate-
Native American youth to live meaningful lives.
                                                               gies for engaging with Native students in their institutions
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;
                                                               and communities to best serve them. Using an established
Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; Post Secondary         retention program, participants will incorporate strategies
Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School         from other retention programs.
Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                 Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Professors of
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                      Adult/Higher Education
Strand: Health and Wellness                                    Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Higher Education



                                 6 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session B, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ Student Council 101                                           ❑ How to Develop an Exemplary Program
Room: Estancia                                                  Room: Cochiti
Lead Presenter: Vernon Miller, (Omaha Tribe of Ne-              Lead Presenter: Dean Chavers, Director, Catching the
braska)                                                         Dream
Recognized as Nebraska’s Outstanding Student Council            Co-Presenter/s: Gloria Hale; Jodie Palmer;
since 2005, Omaha Nation Student Council implements             The Exemplary Programs in Indian Education (EPIE) move-
unique and successful fundraising, social, cultural, leader-    ment has produced 39 exemplary programs since 1988.
ship, recognition, and other programs in the school and         This workshop will review how to improve an Indian
community. Learn about these programs, ways to improve          school.
student leadership, and how your council can honor and          Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profes-
bid farewell to your seniors.                                   sionals; Parents/Caregivers; Professors of Adult/Higher
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; School Board, Ad-            Education; School Board, Administrators, Agencies;
ministrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                           Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Leadership                                              Strand: Promising Practices

                                                                ❑ Phillips Indian Educators - A Model for Urban Native
❑ Addressing mental health in school aged children              Education and Community Engagement
Room: Enchantment II                                            Room: Taos
Lead Presenter: Aaron Morsette, Doctor (Chippewa                Lead Presenter: Dr. Roxanne Gould, PIE Memeber/
Cree Tribe)                                                     Augsburg College Faculty (Odawe/Ojibwe)
Some researchers have posited that a student’s ability to
                                                                Co-Presenter/s: Louise Matson; Joe Rice; Jim Rock;
perform in the academic arena is dependent on healthy
                                                                Danielle Grant
mental health functioning (Vanderbleek, 2004). This
                                                                Bringing opposing forces together is like herding cats, but
presentation will look at the effectiveness of school-based
                                                                our community has accomplished this through the Phil-
mental health services, including group treatments and
                                                                lips Indian Educators. Accomplishments include bringing
individual therapy sessions that have been implemented
                                                                together educators of Native children/adults, development
on the Rocky Boy’s.
                                                                of a MOU with local district, development of research
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           protocols, gathering/posting best practice research, and
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,          development of an agreement with Boliva.
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                         Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
Promoting a Product?: No                                        ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools                       Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Urban Education
❑ The Navajo Nation Adequate Yearly Progress For-
mula Development                                                ❑ SESSION 2: RESOLUTIONS & BYLAWS
Room: Acoma                                                     Room: Navajo
Lead Presenter: Kalvin White, Program Manager (Kal-             Lead Presenter: NIEA BOARD,
vin White)                                                      [No description provided]
The Navajo Nation is introducing an alternative Adequate        Who Should Attend?:
Yearly Progress (AYP) formula as an amendment to the El-        Promoting a Product?:
ementary and Secondary Education Act. This presentation         Strand:
will address the phases and research behind the alternative
AYP formula development. A holistic approach to address-
ing academic achievement issues of Navajo students will be
shared.
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools




                                  7 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session C, 2:10p - 3:55p
❑ Native Daughters: The magazine and the curriculum            ❑ Building Native Pride in Our Youth - It’s Urgently
Room: Laguna                                                   Needed
Lead Presenter: Carol Rempp, Director of Multicultur-          Room: Taos
al/Native American Education (Oglala Lakota)                   Lead Presenter: Howard Rainer
Co-Presenter/s: Jay Canning; Kristine Earth;                   This interactive workshop will provide skills in uplifting and
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism       encouraging our Native youth to excel in high school and
and the Nebraska Department of Education partnered to          beyond. Please come ready to get involved!
create a curriculum guide to accompany the Native Daugh-       Who Should Attend?: School Board Members; Teachers
ters magazine. Fourteen Nebraska teachers developed            Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12
engaging lessons to integrate the magazine into all content    Promoting a Product?: No
areas. This workshop will spotlight both the magazine and      Strand: Community and Family Engagement
guide.
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,            ❑ Tribal Education Partnerships for Economic Self-
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                        Sufficiency
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Room: Cochiti
Strand: Classroom Models                                       Lead Presenter: Dr. Steven Nelson, Director of Planning
                                                               and Outreach
❑ Through The Eagle’s Eye                                      Co-Presenter/s: Cheryl Weixel; Dr. Christine Meyer;
Room: Acoma                                                    Thirty tribes currently operate Native American Career and
Lead Presenter: Ronald Buckanaga, Director (Ojibwe,            Technical Education Programs in order to prepare youth
White Earth Nation)                                            and adults for technical careers in their local communities.
Co-Presenter/s: Kristine Sorensen;                             This workshop will take a look at the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s
We’ll demonstrate using digital media as a tool for increas-   program and then discuss the broader lessons learned for
ing student performance. Participants will learn how digital   successful partnerships from NACTEP programs.
storytelling concepts are used to promote inquiry-based        Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Post Secondary
learning that engages students in core academic studies.       Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
Presentation includes curriculum overview, samples of vid-     Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
eos, lesson plans, and advice for building your own media      Promoting a Product?: No
arts program.                                                  Strand: Community and Family Engagement
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                               ❑ Tribal Educational Data Products
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Room: Estancia
Strand: Classroom Models
                                                               Lead Presenter: Amadeo Shije, (Amedeo Shije Zla
                                                               Pueblo)
❑ Culture Centered Education at Fort Washakie School           Co-Presenter/s: Vicki McIntire; Jenny O’Donnell;
Room: Zuni                                                     No other resource exists that provides so much data infor-
Lead Presenter: Timothy Rush, Professor                        mation on the demographic, educational characteristics of
This session describes a school program that emphasizes        AIAN & Native Hawaiian student populations as the Ameri-
culture as the core of curriculum and professional develop-    can Community Survey. Learn how to access important
ment of specialists in teaching American Indian children.      data sets on tribal educational attainment (either grade
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,          completed or degree received).
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                        Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Post Secondary
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                        Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Data and Research




                                 8 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session C, 2:10p - 3:55p
❑ Native Language Revitalization Forum                           ❑ Admission Policy and the Impact of Federally Recog-
Room: Enchantment II                                             nized Tribal Membership in the University of California
Lead Presenter: Emanuel J. Drechsel, Retrieving the              System
Linguistic and Sociohistorical Past at Greater Time              Room: Santo Domingo
Depth (NA)                                                       Lead Presenter: Bridget Wilson, Admissions and Re-
Illustration of the integrated restoration of early linguistic   cruitment Specialist
attestations by philology (or the systematic reconstitution      Co-Presenter/s: Jessica Romero; Renee White Eyes;
by comparison with contemporaneous or modern language            Presenters from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
data) and ethnohistory (or the critical interpretation of        at the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA will
historical documents by ethnological criteria) for greater       introduce the current UC admission policy using member-
time depth. Case examples: Mobilian Jargon (Louisiana)           ship in a federally recognized tribe as a Plus Factor in the
and Maritime Polynesian Pidgin (eastern Pacific).                Comprehensive-Holistic Review selection process. Results
Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-             and a discussion will be presented.
sors of Adult/Higher Education                                   Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
Promoting a Product?: No                                         ers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher
Strand: Data and Research                                        Education; School Board, Administrators, Agencies;
                                                                 Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
❑ The Pathways of data                                           Strand: Higher Education
Room: Apache
Lead Presenter: Gail Steelman, Director of Student               ❑ Help Students Find Money for College
Services                                                         Room: Enchantment I
Co-Presenter/s: Robin Cunningham;                                Lead Presenter: Cindy Forbes Cameron, Writer/Editor
The achievement of Native students in our district is almost     Co-Presenter/s: John Gritts;
identical to the general student body. Learn how data is         You might find that your students are unaware of the U.S.
used to insure students in our elementary program stay           Department of Education’s financial aid for college, or un-
on the pathway to success. We will present an overview           sure how to apply. We’ll tell you how our resources such as
of our program and share activities used for analysis and        websites, brochures, hotlines, social media and multimedia
accountability.                                                  can help. Recommended in conjunction with “FAFSA for
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,                Beginners.”
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                          Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Agencies
Strand: Data and Research                                        Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Higher Education
❑ Cultural Integration for Early Learning
Room: Tesuque                                                    ❑ Ho’okele: Navigating Through School Leadership
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Kreth, Program Manager                   Room: Picuris
(Ojibwe)                                                         Lead Presenter: Walter Kahumoku, Dr. (Native Hawai-
Co-Presenter/s: Alana Begay (Navajo); Sarah Stafford             ian)
(Seneca);                                                        Co-Presenter/s: Ulu Makue Ku’Ualohanui Kauli’A; Aaron
This workshop will provide an example of an academic             Mersberg; Colleen Robinson;
developmentally and culturally appropriate ECE curricu-          This interactive session highlights key components of an
lum, shown to increase preschool and school readiness            innovative, new culturally-based leadership development
within tribal early learning classrooms. We are focusing on      program. Ho’okele offers teacher leaders and school ad-
language and culture in early education pedagogy and will        ministrators opportunities to address school issues through
highlight children’s learning activities, project photographs    culture, reflection, and research, and learn how to inte-
and include audience discussions.                                grate their own cultural experiences in a program like this.
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-            Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,           Agencies
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                          Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Strand: Leadership
Strand: Early Childhood




                                  9 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session C, 2:10p - 3:55p
❑ Partnerships between Tribal Education Departments             ❑ Urban American Indian College Programs and Na-
and Local Education Agencies                                    tional Leadership
Room: Isleta                                                    Room: San Juan
Lead Presenter: Andrea Beesley, Senior Director                 Lead Presenter: Dr. Dorene Wiese, President (White
Co-Presenter/s: Dawn M. Mackety (Little Traverse Bay            Earth Ojibwe)
Bands of Odawa Indians);                                        Most American Indian students attend urban public com-
This workshop will describe how Tribal Education Depart-        munity colleges and four-year universities. What types of
ments (TEDs) partner with Local Education Agencies (LEAs)       support helps them succeed and how will they impact na-
to support American Indian students. It will address how        tional Native leadership. Help us improve the graduation
the partnerships were formed and are funded, the activi-        rates of urban college students and build a national agenda
ties that they provide, and how they share student data.        to lead them to success? Share your stories.
Participants can share ideas /experiences about TED-LEA         Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
partnerships.                                                   givers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,               Higher Education; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                         cies
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Leadership                                              Strand: Urban Education

❑ Social Networking 101
Room: Sandia                                                   ❑ SESSION 3: RESOLUTIONS & BYLAWS
Lead Presenter: Vernon Miller, (Omaha Tribe of Ne-             Room: Navajo
braska)                                                        Lead Presenter: NIEA BOARD,
What should your students know about social network-           [No description provided]
ing? This session will provide a basic overview of Facebook,   Who Should Attend?:
Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Lessons and resources will     Promoting a Product?:
be shared to address cyberbullying, social networking, and     Strand:
privacy issues.
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; School Board, Ad-
ministrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                                     Thursday, October
Strand: Promising Practices
                                                                            27, 2011 Workshops
❑ Profile of a Culture Base Education Model
                                                                                 Session D,
Room: Santa Ana                                                                 3:20p - 4:15p
Lead Presenter: Sandra Freeland, Education Adminis-
trator (Sandra Freeland)                                       ❑ Teaching With Aloha
Co-Presenter/s: Vern Bia;                                      Room: Santa Ana
The presentation will profile exemplary grantees develop-      Lead Presenter: Aaron Mersberg, Education Program
ing culture-based education models in New Mexico public        Manager (Native Hawaiian)
schools serving American Indian students. The evolving         Co-Presenter/s: Walter Kahumoku; Ulu Makue
definition of culture-based education will be examined
                                                               Ku’Ualohanui Kauli’A; Colleen Robinson;
through practical examples of program development, cur-
                                                               This interactive session will introduce participants to a vari-
riculum mapping, and parent family involvement infused
                                                               ety of Hawaiian culture-based instructional strategies that
with native language and culture.                              have been shown to positively impact student performance
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,              and the classroom environment.
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                        Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
Promoting a Product?: No                                       tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers
Strand: Promising Practices                                    K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Classroom Models




                                 10 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session D, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Implementing the Kenanow Approach to Teacher                  ❑ The Navajo Education Information System: Moving
Education                                                       With Technology to Improve Navajo Education
Room: Picuris                                                   Room: Laguna
Lead Presenter: David Anderson, Coordinator of Com-             Lead Presenter: Brent Nelson, Senior Education Data
munity Based Kenanow Teacher Education Programs                 Network Specialists (Brent Nelson)
(Dene/Anishinabe)                                               Co-Presenter/s: Wendy Greyeyes;
The Kenanow Teacher Education Program was created               This workshop will address the Navajo Nation’s endeavor to
by the Elders of Northern Manitoba and provided to the          develop a unique student information system, Navajo Edu-
Faculty of Education, University College of the North.          cation Information System. The NEIS will house all student
The Kenanow Model is a teaching approach that honours           information of the Navajo Nation to make informed data
Aboriginal/Indigenous knowledge and ways of teaching            driven decisions to improve the quality of education on the
and has been welcomed by both students and cooperating          Navajo Nation.
schools.                                                        Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-           givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers
tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers          K-12
K-12                                                            Promoting a Product?: Yes
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Data and Research
Strand: Classroom Models
                                                                ❑ Beautiful Butterflies and Rascal Ravens
                                                                Room: Sandia
❑ Reading Through Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition                 Lead Presenter: Understanding “Uri” Israel, Ma, Ec,
Room: Enchantment II                                            Operations Manager, National Association for Ameri-
Lead Presenter: Ruth Oxendine Hurnevich, Retired                can Indian Children & Elders , and current student in
Teacher/Author (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina)                 Doctor of Education Leadership Argosy Unversity
This fun, yet highly effective program teaches all preK-1st     Research indicates culture inclusion is a key to Native
grade students to read by combining a rhythmic beat with        American student success. Come join a hands-on, inter-
echo and repetition. We use singing, instruments, visuals,      active workshop where you will have the opportunity to
and dancing to teach letters, sounds, and sight-word rec-       bring your Tribal legends alive for young children and their
ognition. Music and movement physically impact the brain,       families and communities.
making learning easier but more importantly fun!                Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           als; Parents/Caregivers
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,          Promoting a Product?: No
Agencies                                                        Strand: Early Childhood
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Classroom Models
                                                                ❑ Training Your Brain For Academic Success
                                                                Room: Tesuque
❑ Know me, Know my people: Tapping the cultural/                Lead Presenter: Mike O’Connor, Special Education,
linguistic knowledge of students                                Learning Theory Specialist (Lakota descent)
Room: Acoma                                                     Co-Presenter/s: Calvin Ross;
Lead Presenter: Theresa Montano, Associate Professor            Learn how your brain functions. This presentation will be
Co-Presenter/s: Marty Meeden; George Melendez;                  interactive for all attendees. Participants will discover their
To close the achievement gap, we must challenge deficit         own learning styles, and how critical emotional overlay im-
perspectives present in schools. Participants will engage in    pacts academic performance. Current medical research will
dialogue about a reciprocal process that engages educators      explain how bio-chemistry, tissue chemical analysis, and
in a respectful collaboration with families/communities.        nutrition all influence learning and physical performance
Teachers learn how to tap the cultural/linguistic/produc-       Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profes-
tive knowledge of students in order to establish a culturally   sionals; Parents/Caregivers; Professors of Adult/Higher
responsive classroom.                                           Education; Teachers K-12
Who Should Attend?:                                             Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Health and Wellness
Strand: Community and Family Engagement




                                  11 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session D, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Addressing the Needs of Homeless Youth in Indian             ❑ Workforce Development: Assistance with creating
Country                                                        industry partnerships to help students achieve industry
Room: Zuni                                                     credentials for Construction Careers
Lead Presenter: Katherine Campbell, Education Pro-             Room: Estancia
gram Specialist (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska)                  Lead Presenter: Ed Prevatt, Director of NCCER Work-
This workshop will provide an overview of the McKinney-        force Development
Vento Homeless Education Program. Information will assist       Dulcie Wolf-Chance;
schools’ local liaisons in identifying and serving homeless    For tribes with high school or college construction related
students. The Bureau of Indian Education’s State Coordina-     workforce development programs and those who wish to
tor will share information on Bureau-funded schools and        start new programs. The National Center for Construction
how they are meeting statutory requirements addressing         Education and Research (NCCER), University of Florida,
homeless youth.                                                discusses how schools can partner with industry to train
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-          students and obtain world recognized credentials using
ers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers          Pearson curricula.
K-12                                                           Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
Promoting a Product?: No                                       tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers
Strand: Health and Wellness                                    K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Higher Education
❑ Strategies for Success: Native Men in Higher Educa-
                                                               ❑ Putting Leadership Skills into Practice at Home
tion
                                                               Room: Cochiti
Room: San Juan
                                                               Lead Presenter: Gregory Lebel, Director, Native Ameri-
Lead Presenter: Gabriel Bell, Academic Advisor (Chey-
                                                               can Political Leadership Program
enne & Arapaho Tribes)
                                                               Co-Presenter/s: Peggy Flanagan;
Co-Presenter/s: Steven Abbott;
                                                               The Native American Political Leadership Program at The
Native men are significantly underrepresented in the world
                                                               George Washington University provides a unique opportu-
of higher education. Several organizations are taking steps
                                                               nity for Native students to learn about grassroots orga-
to try and address this issue. This workshop will be a par-
                                                               nizing as the foundation for building collective power to
ticipatory, discussion-based workshop on issues, strategies,
                                                               create positive change in Indian Country. Alumni share how
opportunities, and challenges for Native men in higher
                                                               they use what they learned to improve their communities.
education.
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Post Secondary
                                                               givers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/
Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
                                                               Higher Education; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                               cies
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Higher Education
                                                               Strand: Leadership

❑ FAFSA for Beginners                                          ❑ Learn How To Host a Summer Science/Culture Camp
Room: Enchantment I                                            Grades 9-12
Lead Presenter: Cindy Forbes Cameron, Writer/Editor            Room: Isleta
Co-Presenter/s: John Gritts;                                   Lead Presenter: Thomasina Mandan, Online Education
This workshop is for school counselors, tribal scholarship     Director, Fort Berthold Community College (Mandan/
administrators, and others who want to help students with      Hidatsa/Dakota)
the FAFSA but are unfamiliar with the application. We will     Co-Presenter/s: Alyce Spotted Bear; Mike Stevens;
explain the basics and tell you where to get more detailed     This workshop will show how to plan a successful science/
assistance. Recommended in conjunction with “Help Stu-         culture camp for grades 9-12. It will encourage respect for
dents Find Money for College” workshop.                        Native American practices within the context of scientific
Who Should Attend?: Administrators; School Board               methods and theories. A model of a successful science/
Members; Tribal Scholarship Administroators; High              culture camp will be shown.
School Councelors; Mentors                                     Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Teachers
Promoting a Product?: No                                       K-12
Strand: Higher Education                                       Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools


                                 12 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Workshops Session D, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Summer Campus for Indian Youth                                 ❑ SESSION 4: RESOLUTIONS & BYLAWS
Room: Santo Domingo                                              Room: Navajo
Lead Presenter: Patricia Trudell Gordon, Founder and             Lead Presenter: NIEA BOARD,
Executive Director (Patricia Trudell Gordon)                     [No description provided]
IYA has conducted camps for Indian youth for 35 years.           Who Should Attend?:
IYA’s camps bring together youth from urban and reserva-         Promoting a Product?:
tion communities to participate in cultural, educational,        Strand:
recreational and nutritional/healthy living activities. Since
1976, thousands of Indian youth from 190 tribes and 31
states have enjoyed a positive summer camp experience.
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;                      Friday, October 28,
Post Secondary Students; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                                   2011 Workshops Ses-
Strand: Promising Practices
                                                                                  sion E,
                                                                              11:05a - 12:00p
❑ Internalizing Strengths of Your People: Building Prac-
tices for Life Sustainment
Room: Taos                                                       ❑ Virtual Training Models for Professional Develop-
Lead Presenter: Dr. Brenda Dial Deese, Director of Stu-          ment
dent Services (Dr. Brenda Dial Deese)                            Room: Enchantment I
Co-Presenter/s: Rita J. Locklear;                                Lead Presenter: Derrick Boles, CEO
A toolkit will be presented connecting southeastern Native       Co-Presenter/s: Hakim Hazim; Lorenzo Neal;
values, relationship building and Native students to mean-       This workshop consists of virtual training models for
ingful success in school and the future. Five fundamental        professional development. Administrators and teachers
principles and subsequent promising practices demon-             are encouraged to discuss the utilization of technology
strate how educators can engage traditional values through       to engage students in prevention and to encourage safe
authentic relationships to shape lives, cultivate strengths,     and drug free schools. It will provide evidence-based best
and grow character for life sustainment.                         practice methods for drug and alcohol prevention and gang
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;              refusal skills.
Parents/Caregivers; Post Secondary Students; Professors          Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,
of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administra-             Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
tors, Agencies; Teachers K-12                                    Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Strand: Classroom Models
Strand: Promising Practices

❑ Focus Schools: An alternative educational option for           ❑ The Value of Dreams
urban American Indian students                                   Room: Zuni
Room: Apache                                                     Lead Presenter: Solo Greene, Education Specialist (Nez
Lead Presenter: Rose Marie McGuire, Program Man-                 Perce)
ager (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)                                   Co-Presenter/s: Elvira Emerson; Calvin Harvey; Setha-
Co-Presenter/s: Jerry Lassos; Beulah Morman;                     lene Roanhorse;
American Indian Focus students within the Denver Public          This workshop will identify the importance of having
Schools foster academic success and teach American Indian        dreams and holding on to the dreams that are yours and
culture/language. The history of focus schools will be ex-       ours.
plained. The presenters will demonstrate and explain the         Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
approaches and learning models used to engage students           ers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher
and parents. One of the models is digital storytelling.          Education; Teachers K-12
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,            Promoting a Product?: Yes
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                          Strand: Community and Family Engagement
Promoting a Product?:
Strand: Urban Education




                                   13 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session E, 11:05a - 12:00p
❑ Enhancing Native Education Starts with Me!                     ❑ Native Language Immersion for All Environments
Room: Taos                                                       Room: Santa Ana
Lead Presenter: Howard Rainer                                    Lead Presenter: Inee Slaughter, Executive Director
This interactive workshop will provide a proactive mindset       Co-Presenter/s: Laura Jagles;
for excelling and succeeding in every level of learning and      “Language Immersion for Native Children (LINC): Strength-
education among our Native youth. Please come and see            ening Self-Identity for Success” is an immersion training
how your place can make an impact in Indian Country!             program offered by the Consortium of Indigenous Lan-
Who Should Attend?: eachers Adult/Higher Education;              guage Organizations (CILO). The workshop will show how
Teachers K-12; K-12 Students                                     language immersion environments can be established in
Promoting a Product?: No                                         homes, communities and schools given thoughtful planning
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                          and practical skills.
                                                                 Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
                                                                 als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,
❑ Images of Indians: From Reel to Real, Part 2                   Agencies; Teachers K-12
Room: Picuris                                                    Promoting a Product?: No
Lead Presenter: Victoria Mudd, Prof.                             Strand: Early Childhood
Academy Award winning producer of “Broken Rainbow,”
and Professor of Media Studies, Victoria Mudd illustrates        ❑ Live It!
with film clips (1920-1990) how Euro-American films about        Room: Jemez
Indians have justified conquest and colonization, reinforced     Lead Presenter: Adrienne Morris, Live It! Program
prejudices, effected policy and distorted American history,      Coordinator
highlighting the importance of Native people making films!       Live It!, an American Indian Culturally-Specific Sexuality
Attend either or both sessions.                                  Education Curriculum and Program, developed by the Divi-
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-             sion of Indian Work (Minneapolis, MN), presents the basic
ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;              areas of development that affect our four-parts of being
School Board, Administrators, Agencies                           and uses cultural, artistic, and self-reflective exercises to
Promoting a Product?: No                                         encourage health and wellness.
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                          Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
                                                                 Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: Yes
❑ A Tailored Educational Approach to Student Achieve-            Strand: Health and Wellness
ment in Reading
Room: Tesuque
Lead Presenter: Veronica E. Miller, Instructional Facili-        ❑ From Gatekeeper to Gateway: Making Higher Educa-
tator (Northern Arapaho)                                         tion Relevant for Native Students
Co-Presenter/s: Kathleen Crain;                                  Room: Nambe
Wyoming Indian Elementary School is located in Ethete            Lead Presenter: Charles Harrington, Professor
Wyoming. The reading process the district has imple-             Co-Presenter/s: Billie Hunt; Mark Hunt; Derek Oxen-
mented will demonstrate increased student achievement            dine;
through a tailored educational approach for each individual      Panelists will share research and experiences in shaping
student. The participants will view the District Early Litera-   University policies and practices to maximize native stu-
cy Plan, tiered instruction, and how the school documents        dent educational experiences.
and improves student achievement.                                Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,                tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                          Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Strand: Higher Education
Strand: Data and Research




                                  14 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session E, 11:05a - 12:00p
❑ The Tribal College Movement: Ensuring that Native             ❑ Honoring Our Relations: Collaboration in Education
American Students Successfully Complete an Associa-             Room: Apache
tion Degree and Persist to Earn a Four-Year Degree              Lead Presenter: Jessica Porter, Adult Education Special-
Room: Laguna                                                    ist (Chinook Indian Nation)
Lead Presenter: Cheri Kicking Woman                             Co-Presenter/s: Harmony Blanchar; Alicia Woods;
Co-Presenter/s: Frances O’Reilly;                               In this workshop, presenters will share experiences of
This mixed method study examined the utilization of             designing dynamic and interdisciplinary learning programs
educational resources available to 44 Native American stu-      by leveraging diverse relationships across institutions and
dents. One-half initially attended a tribal college, and one-   tribal programs. Participants will explore new ways to:
half are Native American students who initially attended a      engage student leadership, invite community participation,
non-tribal college.                                             strengthen multi-stakeholder relationships, creatively de-
Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-            velop curriculum, and promote healing through education.
sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-          Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-
trators, Agencies                                               sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-
Promoting a Product?: No                                        trators, Agencies
Strand: Higher Education                                        Promoting a Product?:
                                                                Strand: Leadership
❑ T’aa’a’i Diidleel’ (We Will Become One): Cultivating
                                                                ❑ Dine Standards=Alternative AYP Model
Solidarity through Bundled Scholarship
                                                                Room: Estancia
Room: Cochiti
                                                                Lead Presenter: Delores Noble-Parker, K-8 Assistant
Lead Presenter: Larry Emerson
                                                                Principal, Shonto Preparatory School (Dine/Navajo)
Co-Presenter/s: Judith Estrada; Jamie Singson; Charlotte
                                                                Co-Presenter/s: Lydia Fasthorse; Dr. Henry Fowler; Wil-
E. Davidson;
                                                                lie Tracey;
Representing a group quest to restore harmony in aca-
                                                                BIE approved 6111 grant monies to the Department of
demia, this panel features a cadre of Indigenous scholars,
                                                                Diné Education to design the Diné Standards as part of the
from various experiences, contexts, and histories, who
                                                                Alternative AYP Formula. In this session, you will hear from
will speak to how their academic journey as postgraduate
                                                                the facilitators of this important venture in the develop-
students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                                                ment of the Diné history, government, language, culture,
serves as an example of indigenizing the academy.
                                                                and character education.
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
                                                                Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
                                                                Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                cies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Higher Education
                                                                Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools

❑ Best Practices in American Indian Student Recruit-            ❑ Importance of Psychosocial Factors to Native Stu-
ment                                                            dent Success
Room: San Juan                                                  Room: Acoma
Lead Presenter: Morgan Warriax, Assistant Director of           Lead Presenter: CHiXapkaid (Michael) Pavel, Professor
Admissions (Lumbee)                                             (Skokomish)
Co-Presenter/s: Natalya Locklear;                               Co-Presenter/s: Rich Roberts;
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is the first       This workshop provides an overview of the latest research
four-year, public institution in the Nation for American        showing that schools and educators need to cultivate psy-
Indians, and has effectively recruited and retained Native      chosocial (noncognitive) skills among our Native students
students throughout its 124-year history. The University        to increase academic and workplace success.
remains true to its heritage by promoting Native enroll-
                                                                Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Professors of
ment through student organizations, strategic partnership,
                                                                Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
focused planning, etc.
                                                                Agencies; Teachers K-12
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Professors of
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                Strand: Promising Practices
Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Higher Education


                                  15 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session E, 11:05a - 12:00p
❑ “I am Strong” - A Holistic, Indigenous Approach to
                                                                           Friday, October 28,
Education                                                                   2011 Workshops
Room: Enchantment II
Lead Presenter: Joanie P. Hanson, Cultural Exchange                             Session F,
Coordinator
Co-Presenter/s: Sara J. Unsworth;
                                                                              1:00a - 1:55p
In partnership with Purdue University and San Diego State
University, InterTribal Youth provides youth empowerment      ❑ Creating a Culturally Based Afterschool Program
through Academies, Leadership, Adventure, Culture, and        Room: Santo Domingo
Wellness. Research results show enhanced self-concept,        Lead Presenter: James Jones, Resource Teacher, Zia
relation to the earth, and regard for scientific fields.      Elementary School (Cherokee)
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post-Second-          Co-Presenter/s: Cari Kerkhoff; Deborah Sakiestewa
ary Students; Teachers Adult/Higher Education                 Sloan;
Promoting a Product?: No                                      Learn about developing a successful district-wide culturally
Strand: Promising Practices                                   based afterschool program (K-8), based on the model cre-
                                                              ated by the Indian Education Department of Albuquerque
                                                              Public Schools. Activities include hands-on experience with
❑ Development of a Tribal Education Status Report
                                                              the Indigenous Teaching and Evaluation Model (ITEM) and
Room: Sandia
                                                              generating ideas for programs in your own district.
Lead Presenter: Vern Bia, Education Administrator
                                                              Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
(Vern Bia)
                                                              Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
Co-Presenter/s: Sandra Freeland;
                                                              cies; Teachers K-12
The presentation will explain the history and purpose of
the New Mexico Indian Education Act (NMIEA). The focus        Promoting a Product?: No
will be on the process and growth of the NM Tribal Educa-     Strand: Urban Education
tion Status Report (NM-TESR) and will offer an example for
tribal departments and academic systems of education.         ❑ Bringing Legends to Life
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,             Room: Enchantment I
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                       Lead Presenter: Understanding “Uri” Israel, Operations
Promoting a Product?: No                                      Manager National Association for American Indain
Strand: Promising Practices                                   Children & Elders
                                                              Co-Presenter/s: Donna Weishampel Weishampel;
                                                              Come join us for a hands-on interactive workshop that
❑ Strengthening Native Language Education Programs            will assist you in bringing your tribal stories to life. Session
Room: Isleta                                                  will cover both elementary and middle school techniques.
Lead Presenter: Kenric K. Tsethlikai, (Zuni Pueblo)           Limited handouts, maximum engagement.
This workshop will draw upon research and principles in       Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
the field of second language education and second lan-        als; Teachers K-12
guage acquisition in order to support efforts to integrate    Promoting a Product?: No
Native Language Programs in school settings. The presenta-    Strand: Classroom Models
tion will include an overview of principles and standards
common to language programs and best practices.               ❑ Native American Children: World Leaders in Learning
Who Should Attend?: Administrators; School Board              and Innovation in the 21st Century!
Members; Para-Professionals; Teachers Adult/Higher            Room: Taos
Education; Teachers K-12                                      Lead Presenter: Jerry Lassos, Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe:
Promoting a Product?: No                                      Diversity Officer and Indian Ed Focus Teacher, Denver
Strand: Promising Practices                                   Public Schools
                                                              Co-Presenter/s: Steven Haas;
                                                              Exciting new technologies, combined with Native American
                                                              culture, break the deficit-model programming cycle, leap-
                                                              frogging Native American children into the 21st century
                                                              learning vanguard. Based on proven classroom results!
                                                              Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
                                                              ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
                                                              Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                              Promoting a Product?: No
                                                              Strand: Classroom Models
                                16 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session F, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ CREATE a difference                                           ❑ Elluatmun Ayagturallerkaput Illakellriani/Yup’ik
Room: Tesuque                                                   Families’ Journey Toward Health & Wellness
Lead Presenter: Donald Rosin, Native American Center            Room: Jemez
Director (Bad River Chippewa)                                   Lead Presenter: Rose Domnick, ONC Healing & Well-
An introduction to Wisconsin’s CREATE (Cultural Responsive      ness Coordinator (Rose Domnick)
Education for All--Training and Enhancement) initiative that    Orutsararmiut Native Council utilizes and emphasizes
looks at disproportionate numbers of minority students          Alaskan Yup’ik culture, values and traditions in an effort to
with disabilities. The program tries to empower school          address social issues from a holistic approach. This comes
districts to evaluate their schools and reduce the number       from an understanding that critical to whole health within
of students in special education. This workshop will show       our communities is the integration of our cultural values
proactive solutions.                                            that will improve the well-being of children.
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Professors of
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,          Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                         Agencies
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Classroom Models                                        Strand: Community and Family Engagement


❑ Preparing Fluent Speakers to Teach the Native Lan-            ❑ Looking for Real Control: Evaluating Provincial Curri-
guage                                                           cula to better meet the Indigenous Educational Objec-
Room: Sandia                                                    tives of Aboriginal Education Authorities
Lead Presenter: Veronica E. Miller, Educational Consul-         Room: Zuni
tant (Northern Arapaho)                                         Lead Presenter: Robert Falcon Ouellette, Dr (Cree-
Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Vonda Wells;                                Metis)
This presentation will assist native speakers in teaching the   There has been much development in Aboriginal curricula
language and culture in their communities. The focus will       across Turtle Island at the secondary level. This presenta-
be on strengthening native languages through curriculum         tion will specifically review three Indigenous curricula used
development, assessment, classroom management, and              in Canada by authorities in Nunavut, British Columbia and
best teaching practices. Classroom setup, alignment of          Ontario. The curricula strengths and weaknesses in rela-
standards, and strengthening and maintaining the indig-         tion to Indigenous philosophies will be explored in greater
enous language will be discussed.                               detail.
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
als; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers           tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
K-12                                                            Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Data and Research
Strand: Community and Family Engagement

❑ Images of Indians: From Reel to Real, Part 1                  ❑ Cultural Identity and Depression
Room: Picuris                                                   Room: San Juan
Lead Presenter: Victoria Mudd, Prof.                            Lead Presenter: Kalvin White, CEO (Kalvin White)
Academy Award winning producer of “Broken Rainbow,”             This workshop will address the impact of cultural identity
and Professor of Media Studies, Victoria Mudd illustrates       on the construct of depression in Navajo adolescents. Com-
with film clips (1920-1990) how Euro-American films about       mon depression measures for American Indian adolescents
Indians have justified conquest and colonization, reinforced    will be explored with regard to the validity and reliability
prejudices, effected policy and distorted American history,     of these measures. Information will be shared about the
highlighting the importance of Native people making films!      development of the Navajo Cultural Identity Measure.
Attend either or both sessions.                                 Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-            Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;             cies; Teachers K-12
School Board, Administrators, Agencies                          Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Health and Wellness
Strand: Community and Family Engagement




                                  17 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session F, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ Indigenous Well Being in Higher Education                      ❑ Indigenous language immersion education (because
Room: Santo Domingo                                              your children have to go to school anyway)
Lead Presenter: Shawn Secatero, Ph. D., Executive                Room: Apache
Director (Canoncito Band of Navajo)                              Lead Presenter: Brooke Ammann, Director (Anishi-
Indigenous well-being is a holistic model designed to            naabe)
assist college students identify their personal resources,       Waadookodaading is a public charter school that deliv-
strengths, challenges, plan of action, and follow up. As part    ers all academic content in the Ojibwe language. School
of Native elder teachings Native graduate students’ guid-        representatives will outline successes and challenges
ance, participants will learn the importance of spiritual,       experienced in the first 10 years of existence and discuss
social, and physical pillars to help students envision college   strategies for establishing an indigenous language immer-
success.                                                         sion experience for the children in your community.
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-              Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
ers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher         ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Education; School Board, Administrators, Agencies                Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Health and Wellness                                      Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools


❑ Alcoholism and American Indian/Alaska Native                   ❑ Language Revitalization: Exemplary Practices of
Student Academic Performance At Two Southwestern                 Sequoyah Schools Transitioning From Tribal School to
Tribal Colleges and Universities                                 State Chartered School
Room: Laguna                                                     Room: Cochiti
Lead Presenter: Cecelia Cometsevah, AbD, LMHC, Doc-              Lead Presenter: Samantha Benn-Duke, Curriculum
toral Student (Cecelia Cometseyah)                               Director (Cherokee)
Co-Presenter/s: Angel Starr;                                     Co-Presenter/s: Carol Chapman Young;
American Indian/Alaska Native students continue to               The workshop will present practices instituted by Tsalagi
register the lowest admission, retention, and graduation         Tsunadeloquasdi, the Cherokee Nation language immersion
rates among students enrolled in private colleges and            school, as it transitions from a tribal school to a charter
universities. The purpose of this study is to help deter-        school under Sequoyah Schools. Use of language in content
mine whether and/or to what degree alcohol use effects           areas, technology in the classroom, and professional devel-
their persistence and graduation from tribal colleges and        opment for teachers will be the focus.
universities.                                                    Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; School Board,
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Post Secondary              Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School           Promoting a Product?: No
Board, Administrators, Agencies                                  Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Higher Education                                         ❑ The Story of Storytelling: Starting the Conversation
                                                                 about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
❑ First Year Seminar-Preparing Students to Succeed               Room: Enchantment II
Room: Isleta                                                     Lead Presenter: Dr. Gary Cheeseman, (Abenaki/
Lead Presenter: Phil Baird, Vice President of Academics          Ojibwe)
and Career and Technical Education (Sicangu Lakota)              Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Susan Gapp;
Co-Presenter/s: Jennifer Janecek-Hartman;                        This presentation will examine the pedagogical concept of
Presenters will share UTTC’s First Year Seminar. The course      storytelling as a tool to enhance learning environments, in
introduces students to many strategies that help them be         particular for American Indian children.
better prepared. The topics range from financial manage-         Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Professors of
ment to learning styles. Presenters will also share prelimi-     Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12
nary data indicating the success of students taking the          Promoting a Product?: No
course. Participants will leave with activities and modules.     Strand: Promising Practices
Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Higher Education



                                  18 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session F, 1:00a - 1:55p
❑ The Muckleshoot Decision: Pursuing Innovative                 ❑ Guide To Teaching Native American Children
Methods to Teach Reading                                        Room: Apache
Room: Acoma                                                     Lead Presenter: Frances Bullshoe, Middle School Sci-
Lead Presenter: Willard (Will) Bill, Dean of Students           ence Teacher (Blackfeet Nation)
(Muckleshoot)                                                   Explore the behaviors of our Native American Children
Co-Presenter/s: Dee Tadlock;                                    from an historical and contemporary education perspec-
The Muckleshoot Tribe has made a bold decision to teach         tive. The origin of these behaviors is highlighted in a guide
K-12 reading using a highly structured, brain-based system      by Frances Gail Bullshoe of the Blackfeet Nation, Browning,
that avoids word identification and focuses instead on          Montana, which makes recommendations for educators
the construction of meaning. Learn about the rigorous           working with Native American children, especially middle
research, positively reviewed by the National Center for Re-    school learners.
sponse to Intervention, that supports the Tribe’s decision.     Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Professors of
Who Should Attend?: All                                         Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: Yes
Strand: Promising Practices                                     Strand: Classroom Models

❑ Creating and Implementing “Native American Gov-
ernment” and “Native American Economics” Curricula             ❑ Issue Centered Education in the Classroom
in a Major Urban School District                               Room: Acoma
Room: Nambe                                                    Lead Presenter: Scot Wilson, Program Leader
Lead Presenter: Dan Ferguson, Resource Teacher                 Co-Presenter/s: Elisa Ferrara; Rachel Talbert;
Co-Presenter/s: John Williams;                                 Examine current public policy issues facing Indian coun-
Working with district administrators to endorse “Native”       try and learn how to bring these controversies into the
sections of REQUIRED classes. Reviewing lessons, aligned       classroom to enhance student engagement with academic
to State/District standards and benchmarks. Our curricula      material and their political environment. Educators will
follow the Albuquerque Public Schools Indian Education         examine Issue Centered Education and consider how this
Plan, interface with the Native American Community,            method could improve instructional practice in the hu-
promote a variety of assessments and tie course content to     manities and social sciences.
Native values.                                                 Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
Who Should Attend?: All                                        Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Urban Education                                        Strand: Classroom Models


            Friday, October 28,                                ❑ Strengthening Family and Community Engagement
                                                               through Sense of Community
             2011 Workshops                                    Room: Tesuque
                                                               Lead Presenter: Valerie Todacheene, Education Special-
                Session G,                                     ist (Dine/Zuni)
               2:10p - 3:05p                                   Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Eduardo Arellano;
                                                               This workshop will present and discuss the implications of
                                                               a dissertation study conducted on tribal college student’s
❑ Walking the Red Road Through Cultural Awareness
                                                               perceptions of sense of community in distance education
& Academic Excellence                                          courses and other related studies on sense of community
Room: Santa Ana                                                to assist schools in strengthening their family and commu-
Lead Presenter: June Hamilton, Dic Title VII Indian            nity engagement initiatives.
Eudcation (Pawnee)                                             Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
Co-Presenter/s: Alice Carroll; Angie Echohawk;                 Agencies; Teachers K-12
JOIN US! Attendees will LEARN HOW TO: provide outstand-
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
ing services for Native American Students pre K-12th;
                                                               Strand: Community and Family Engagement
partnership with school, tribe, & community; benefit a
diversity of students through cultural awareness, educa-
tion, health, & sports; build a successful parent committee.
Share unique fundraising ideas. Door prizes. DON’T MISS!
Who Should Attend?: All
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Urban Education
                                 19 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session G, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ All Our Relations: Communicating Our Truths                       ❑ Native HOPE and The Good Road of Life: Programs
Room: Jemez                                                         addressing youth suicide prevention and responsible
Lead Presenter: Joseph Natseway, Regional Coordina-                 fatherhood
tor/Trainer                                                         Room: Sandia
Communication is not just listening, but comprehending              Lead Presenter: Clayton Small, CEO (Northern Chey-
what is said, body language, and the meaning of words               enne)
between Natives and non-Natives. Regarding disabilities,            This session will feature two outstanding curricula. “Native
many technical words overwhelm students and their                   HOPE” is a culture-based Native youth suicide and related
families. Through activities and interactive dialogue, we’ll        risk factors program that is endorsed by federal agen-
learn new skills to effectively listen, speak, and understand       cies including HIS and SAMHSA. “The Good Road of Life”
across the cultural divide.                                         focuses on responsible fatherhood, parenting, and family
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;                 preservation.
Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-             Who Should Attend?:
cies; Teachers K-12                                                 Promoting a Product?:
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                           Strand: Health and Wellness
Strand: Community and Family Engagement
                                                                   ❑ HIV Prevention and Advocacy Tools for Teachers
                                                                   Room: Isleta
❑ Dine Youth and Identity in Education
                                                                   Lead Presenter: Randal Lucero, Program Manager
Room: Enchantment I
                                                                   (N/A)
Lead Presenter: Vincent Werito, Assistant Professor
                                                                   Despite intensive educational efforts, different sectors of
(Dine’)
                                                                   the general public are still unaware of how HIV is transmit-
Co-Presenter/s: Jennie DeGroat;
                                                                   ted. This workshop will focus on HIV prevention-education
This research will discuss findings from a study that exam-
                                                                   and how to talk to teenagers about prevention while
ines the racialization of Dine (Navajo) youth in education.
                                                                   reducing the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in Native
Using a qualitative case study method, this study highlights
                                                                   American communities.
nine Dine students’ counter narratives about how they
                                                                   Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
negotiate their racial and cultural identities within the
                                                                   givers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
historical, political, and socio-cultural contexts of schooling.
                                                                   Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
                                                                   Promoting a Product?: No
Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                   Strand: Health and Wellness
Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Data and Research
                                                                   ❑ Facilitating Relationships, Fostering Respect: The
                                                                   Native American Center for Excellence and Indian
❑ Opening Doors for Partnership: BIE Early Childhood
                                                                   Education
and NMPED 619 Program
                                                                   Room: Cochiti
Room: Estancia
                                                                   Lead Presenter: Gerry RainingBird, Training & Technical
Lead Presenter: Debra Lente-Jojola, Supervisory Educa-
                                                                   Assistancfe Coordinator (Cree)
tion Specialist (Pueblo of Isleta)
                                                                   Co-Presenter/s: Patricia Whitefoot;
Co-Presenter/s: Alvino Sandoval; Ida M. Tewa;
                                                                   Learn how to access the Native American Center for Excel-
Imagine a federal and state entity working in partnership
                                                                   lence’s (NACE) training and technical assistance services
to develop and coordinate a collaborative approach in a
                                                                   including strategic prevention, capacity building, culture-
Special Education guidance document for all New Mexico
                                                                   based programming, protective factors, evaluation, and
Native American children, ages 3-5, accessing Early Child-
                                                                   logic models. We’ll discuss culture-based principles to ad-
hood Special Education services who reside on an Indian
                                                                   dress wellness and whole child education and hear success
Reservations in the state.
                                                                   stories to foster effective Native collaborations.
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;
                                                                   Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; Professors of
                                                                   givers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                   Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                   Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                   Strand: Health and Wellness
Strand: Early Childhood




                                   20 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session G, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ Creating College and Career Readiness                        ❑ Navajo Nation Rebuilding: Naat’a’anii, Naabaahii, &
Room: Taos                                                     Decolonization
Lead Presenter: CHiXapkaid (Michael) Pavel, Professor          Room: Laguna
(Skokomish)                                                    Lead Presenter: Lloyd L. Lee, Assistant Professor (Na-
Co-Presenter/s: Richard Roberts;                               vajo (Diné)
This workshop will provide research-based best practices to    The presentation will discuss ways Diné peoples can use
promote Native student success through a comprehensive         cultural knowledge to decolonize and rebuild the Navajo
college and career readiness system designed to provide        Nation. Leaders, warriors, and all peoples in the past
essential support services to Native students, schools, and    worked to sustain their communities. These experiences
communities.                                                   can be helpful in resolving many challenges and problems
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,          Diné peoples face in the twenty-first century.
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                        Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                      ers; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher
Strand: Higher Education                                       Education; Teachers K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
❑ Developing College Preparatory Programs for Native           Strand: Leadership
American High School Students
Room: Santa Ana
Lead Presenter: Sharon Eagleman, Education Research            ❑ Nixyaawii Community School: A charter school on
Analyst (Fort Peck Sioux/Ottawa)                               the Umatilla Reservation
Co-Presenter/s: Darryl Monteau;                                Room: San Juan
This workshop will provide information on developing           Lead Presenter: Annie Smith, Early College Coordinator
enrichment programs for high schools students. Haskell         Nixyaawii Community School located on the Umatilla Indi-
Indian Nations University hosted a Summer Enrichment           an Reservation. NCS won the NIEA Cultural Freedom Award
Program along with an online college and career prepara-       in 2008. Oregon Charter School of the Year in 2006-2007.
tion program. Both programs sought to help students gain       Tribal language, traditional arts, dual credits, mentoring,
information about the different types of postsecondary         digital stories, community involvement, and basketball are
institutions to aid their decision.                            topics of discussion. “Awna Xwaama”--Go Golden Eagles!
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-            Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; School Board,
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,       Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                        Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
Strand: Higher Education

❑ Education Law for the Native Educator                        ❑ Model for Workforce Development: Creating Strate-
Room: Enchantment II                                           gic Partnerships between Tribal Schools, Community
Lead Presenter: Jack Duran, Esq.                               and Post-Secondary Colleges
Education Law for the Native Educator will examine edu-        Room: Picuris
cation laws from a native perspective. Topics discussed        Lead Presenter: Dulcie Wolf-Chance, President, Ma-
include religion and religious practice in a school environ-   Ingan Educators (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe &
ment, discrimination, and student discipline. The workshop     Ft. Peck Assiniboine)
will also provide ample opportunity for audience participa-    Co-Presenter/s: Ed Prevatt;
tion, questions, and answers.                                  Discuss strategy for using articulation agreements to
Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-          partner with schools and colleges to address dropout rates
tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers         and unemployment. Hear how public school educators use
K-12                                                           NCCER curricula to reach at-risk students and engage them
Promoting a Product?: No                                       in training for careers in construction and earning interna-
Strand: Leadership                                             tionally recognized credentials.
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Professors of
                                                               Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
                                                               Agencies
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Promising Practices



                                 21 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session G, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ Teaching Hopi Culture with the Oral Immersion Ap-             ❑ Dine Language and Communities: Involving Fluent
proach                                                          Speakers in the Challenges and Possibilities of Revital-
Room: Zuni                                                      izing the Dineí Language
Lead Presenter: Marilyn Parra, Hopi Language Mentor             Room: Picuris
Instructor/Trainer                                              Lead Presenter: Jennie DeGroat, Language Immersion
Co-Presenter/s: Ada Curtis; Bernita Duwahoyeoma;                Consultant (Dine’)
Applying oral immersion methodologies to a culture-based        This presentation will address these critical questions:
language teacher training tool is demonstrated and dis-         What is the state of Navajo language? What are the shared
cussed. Hopi Mentor Instructors of Hopi language teach-         goals of different schools and communities? We’ll explore
ing will focus on how a language learner centered process       topics and issues regarding the role of parents, teachers,
directs and guides the instructor in creating a supportive      school staff, and community fluent speakers in the trans-
environment, ensuring comprehension, engaging learner           mission of language and culture to youth.
participation, and encouraging language production.             Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
Who Should Attend?: All                                         givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers
Promoting a Product?: No                                        K-12
Strand: Promising Practices                                     Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Community and Family Engagement
❑ Urban Indian Education Programs-What Works,
What Doesn’t
Room: Santo Domingo                                             ❑ Healing Feathers Project , Portland State University,
Lead Presenter: Lisa Begay, Program Educator (Man-              Empowering Youth to Help Youth
dan/Hidatsa, Oglala Lakota)                                     Room: Taos
Discussion about the best practices in increasing participa-    Lead Presenter: Dean Azule, Coordinator, Native
tion and awareness in urban American Indian education           American Student Services, Portland State University
programs funded by Title VII for students, families, and        Co-Presenter/s: Stephen Printup; Jade Taylor; Elizabeth
school district personnel.                                      Viles;
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;             This workshop illustrates what PSU Healing Feathers
Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-            Project students are doing to empower youth to help other
ary Students; School Board, Administrators, Agencies;           youth with suicide prevention awareness. Presentation
                                                                contains an overview of gate keeping activities, outreach,
Teachers K-12
                                                                wellness promotion, and identifying resources. The target
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                audience is students who want to help break the cycle of
Strand: Urban Education
                                                                silence.
                                                                Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
            Friday, October 28,                                 Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                Agencies
             2011 Workshops                                     Promoting a Product?: No
                Session H,                                      Strand: Community and Family Engagement

               3:20p - 4:15p                                    ❑ Results from the 2009 National Indian Education
                                                                Study
❑ Fast-Tracking Grade 3-8 Students in Fluent Reading            Room: Laguna
of Multisyllable Words                                          Lead Presenter: Debra Kline, Senior Program Adminis-
Room: Enchantment II                                            trator
Lead Presenter: Diane Merkel, M. Ed., Vice President,           The National Indian Education Study explores the educa-
Consulting                                                      tional experiences of American Indian/Alaska Native stu-
Learn about practical engaging techniques to support grade      dents who participated in NAEP, focusing on the integration
3-8 students in accurately and fluently reading multisyllable   of native culture and language into school and classroom
words. These research-based techniques have successfully        activities. Learn about the 2009 study and see a demon-
raised reading scores in Bureau schools.                        stration of tools used to further examine the data.
Who Should Attend?: Teachers K-12                               Who Should Attend?: All
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Classroom Models                                        Strand: Data and Research



                                  22 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session H, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Get Ready, set...and Go                                       ❑ “Run to the East” - Documentary Film
Room: Acoma                                                     Room: Sandia
Lead Presenter: Understanding “Uri” Israel, Ma, Ed,             Lead Presenter: Paul Fragua, Wings Board Member
Operations Manager                                              (Jemez Pueblo)
This workshop concentrates on research in early childhood       Co-Presenter/s: Henry Lu; Dillon Shije;
from Harvard University’s Closing the Achievement Gap           Can you change your future without losing sight of your
Institute that focuses on parenting styles and practices that   past? Endurance running is a key spiritual element of Na-
promote successful early childhood and later achievement.       tive American cultures, one through which individuals can
You will study current research and evaluate its relevance      demonstrate strength and resilience. Can these high school
to you, your program and/or your family.                        seniors use running to beat the odds and earn a scholar-
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           ship to a prestigious college?
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,          Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
Agencies                                                        ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Strand: Early Childhood                                         Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Health and Wellness
❑ Positive Choices for a Happier Life
Room: Santa Ana                                                 ❑ College Experience of Non-Traditional Students
Lead Presenter: Paul Figueroa                                   Room: Isleta
You are not your current situation, and whatever has hap-       Lead Presenter: Noetta Harjo, Miss (Osage/Creek)
pened to you does not define who you are! Paul shares his       The presentation takes a look at non-traditional American
personal story and insights in this life changing experience.   Indian students at the University of Oklahoma and their
He shows you how to make the changes you want!                  experiences with on-campus support. Understanding
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;             these experiences will help college and university staff to
Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; Post Secondary          build better programs to fit the needs of both traditional
Students; Teachers K-12                                         and non-traditional American Indian students on college
Promoting a Product?: No                                        campuses.
Strand: Health and Wellness                                     Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Professors of
                                                                Adult/Higher Education
❑ Weaving Self Esteem into a Woven Basket                       Promoting a Product?: No
Room: San Juan                                                  Strand: Higher Education
Lead Presenter: Jacque Nunez, Educator, Teacher,
Singer, Mother , Grandmother (Acjachemen Nation ,
California)                                                     ❑ Sweetgrass Summer: a Native College Sophomore
Make a basket, change a life with California’s 2009 Indian      Student Experience
Educator of the Year. Our lives are a woven reflection of       Room: Zuni
joy, pain, resilience, courage and dignity. Life’s over and     Lead Presenter: Molly Springer, Director, Native Ameri-
under, similar to basket weaving, makes us stronger. Every      can Program Dartmouth College (Citizen of the Chero-
life experience strengthens our path to help others! $5.00      kee Nation of Oklahoma)
materials fee.                                                  Co-Presenter/s: Grace Randolph; Meghan Topkok;
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-             The Native American Program (NAP) at Dartmouth College
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,        has continued to serve the needs of Dartmouth’s Indig-
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                         enous student population for forty years. Through examin-
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                       ing the effects on retention through community efficacy
Strand: Health and Wellness                                     and wellness, the NAP has created the first Native college
                                                                sophomore experience program in the country, entitled
                                                                Sweetgrass Summer.
                                                                Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-
                                                                sors of Adult/Higher Education
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Higher Education




                                  23 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session H, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Workshops for Potential Post Graduate Students                ❑ NCLB Report to Congress: Condition of BIE School
Room: Santo Domingo                                             Facilities
Lead Presenter: Susan Stebbins, Professor (Mohawk)              Room: Nambe
Co-Presenter/s: Carol Kissam;                                   Lead Presenter: Regina Gilbert, Regulatory and Policy
Part I: So You Want to Go to Graduate School! We’ll discuss     Specialist (Hopi)
what college students need to know to enter graduate            Co-Presenter/s: Arthur Taylor;
school. Part II: So You Want to be a College Professor! This    The No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction
part addresses what you need to know if you are consider-       Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (committee of tribal
ing a career as a college professor.                            representatives) issued a final report to help Congress
Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students                     understand the shortcomings of Bureau of Indian Affairs-
Promoting a Product?: No                                        funded school facilities and provide the Secretary of the
Strand: Higher Education                                        Interior the processes to ensure an equitable distribution
                                                                of funds.
                                                                Who Should Attend?: Administrators; School Board
❑ TEDs, TEAs, and ESEA
                                                                Members; Other (Indian Tribes, School/Bureau employ-
Room: Jemez
                                                                ees)
Lead Presenter: Amy Bowers, NARF Attorney (Yurok
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
Tribe)
                                                                Strand: Leadership
Co-Presenter/s: Greg Masten (Hoopa Valley Tribe);
Quinton Roman Nose (Cheyenne Tribe);                            ❑ Teach For America Native Achievement Initiative
This workshop will discuss issues and concerns for Tribal       Room: Estancia
Education Department’s regarding the ESEA reauthoriza-          Lead Presenter: Robert Cook, Managing Director Na-
tion which will include: 1) an overview of which parts of       tive Achievement Initiative Teach For America (Oglala
the Native CLASS Act might affect TEDS, 2) the proposed         Lakota)
TEA Pilot Program, 3) the ESEA reauthorization process on       Co-Presenter/s: Landon Mascaranez;
tribes and 4) appropriations.                                   Native children experience some of the highest levels of
Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,               poverty in our country, which greatly impacts options for
Agencies                                                        success in life. To address this inequity and scale our com-
Promoting a Product?: No                                        mitment for education equity for American Indian, Native
Strand: Leadership                                              Hawaiian and Alaska Native students, Teach For America
                                                                launched the Native Achievement Initiative.
                                                                Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
❑ Handling Marginal and Incompetent Teachers                    ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
Room: Enchantment I                                             School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Lead Presenter: Dr. Joseph Martin, Associate Profes-            Promoting a Product?: No
sor/Special Adviser (Dine’)                                     Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
Co-Presenter/s: Cheryl Tsosie; Joan Gilmore; Marie
Morales;                                                        ❑ Evaluation and Assessment in Language Immersion
Incompetent teachers represent a relatively small pro-          Room: Cochiti
portion of the teaching force in schools serving Indian         Lead Presenter: Barbara Duncan, Education Director
students. However, the number of Indian students taught         (Shirley Oswalt--Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
by such teachers is substantial. This session will discuss a    Co-Presenter/s: Shirley Oswalt;
process for supervision, documentation, and evaluation          Using standards from the American Council on Teaching
based on data that are observable and verifiable in the         Foreign Languages, Shirley Oswalt (Eastern Band of Chero-
classroom.                                                      kee Indians) and Barbara R. Duncan, Ph.D. (Museum of the
Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-           Cherokee Indian) developed evaluation and assessment
tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers          tools for a six-weeks Cherokee language immersion camp,
K-12                                                            using pre and post-testing and video documentation.
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
Strand: Leadership                                              als; Post Secondary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher
                                                                Education; School Board, Administrators, Agencies;
                                                                Teachers K-12
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Promising Practices



                                  24 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
 Friday, October 28, 2011 Workshops Session H, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ A Motivational BOOST for Students and Teachers,                  ❑ Integrated Counseling
using specific Strategies!                                         Room: Santo Domingo
Room: Tesuque                                                      Lead Presenter: Esther Birtcher, Ed.D., Counselor (Na-
Lead Presenter: Keli`i Gibson, Senior Programs Consul-             vajo Tribe)
tant (Native Hawaiian)                                             Many Native students who are capable of learning exhibit
Co-Presenter/s: Christian Rauch;                                   poor behavior(s) leading to suspension from school and po-
Take part in this experiential session and leave with practi-      tentially dropping out. The Integrated Rainbow Counseling
cal tips and useful strategies on how to get your students         teaches at-risk students to value education as they learn
wanting to participate in this thing called “life” and giving      appropriate behaviors through cultural self-awareness and
their best effort! You will receive valuable “take-aways” to       self-recognition.
use will students of all ages. It’s called Quantum Learning!       Who Should Attend?: All
Who Should Attend?: All                                            Promoting a Product?: Yes
Promoting a Product?: No                                           Strand: Classroom Models
Strand: Promising Practices


❑ APS/Indian Education Department Urban Language
Program-Navajo (Dine’ Bizaad)
Room: Apache                                                       ❑ Making the Grade the Native Way: Success Stories
Lead Presenter: Paul Phillips, Navajo Language Teacher,            from Title VII Programs
Highland High School (Navajo)                                      Room: Laguna
Co-Presenter/s: Mildred Chiquito; Howard Redhouse;                 Lead Presenter: Dawn M. Mackety, Director of Re-
APS presenters will share challenges and successes about           search, Data & Policy (Little Traverse Bay Bands of
implementing and teaching the Navajo language in one of
                                                                   Odawa Indians)
the largest urban school districts. Important information in-
                                                                   While teaching students about their language and culture,
cluding: parental concerns for revitalization, opportunities
                                                                   Title VII programs increase attendance, graduation, grades,
for future post secondary scholarships, curriculum, school
                                                                   and parent/community involvement; provide tutors; and
administration support, and recruitment.                           help schools make AYP. Join us to discuss the highlights of
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Professors of Adult/            a recent survey of Title VII success stories and bring your
Higher Education; Teachers K-12                                    own Title VII success stories to share.
Promoting a Product?: No                                           Who Should Attend?: All
Strand: Urban Education                                            Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                   Strand: Community and Family Engagement
             Saturday, October
            29, 2011 Workshops
                 Session I,
                                                                  ❑ Honoring our Heritage: Culturally Appropriate Ap-
              11:05a - 12:00p                                     proaches for Teaching Indigenous Students
❑ Parents and Teachers as Partners in Mapping Child               Room: Picuris
Progress and Negotiating the Transition to Kindergar-             Lead Presenter: W. Sakiestewa Gilbert, Professor of
ten                                                               Bilingual/Multicultural Education (Hopi Tribe)
Room: Apache                                                      Co-Presenter/s: Louise Lockard; Jon Reyhner;
Lead Presenter: Dr. John Hornstein, Ed.D., Principal              This workshop will provide the audience with information
Investigator, NCPFCE                                              that will assist educators and policy makers understand
This workshop will illustrate ways that parents and teachers      how the education of Indigenous children can be improved
can work as partners to use child assessments to support          through building on their cultural heritage and involving
families in preparing their children for kindergarten in tribal   their families and local communities. Examples will be
communities. We will map a path to support the transition         shared as well as engaging the audience in discussion.
from tribal Head Start/Early Head Start programs to school.       Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
Finally we will offer suggestions for creating transitional       Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators, Agen-
mechanisms to sustain & build children’s competencies             cies; Teachers K-12
into elementary school.                                           Promoting a Product?: No
Who Should Attend?: All                                           Strand: Community and Family Engagement
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Early Childhood            25 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session I, 11:05p - 12:00p
 ❑ Using Data Process                                            ❑ Dancing Chiefs & Hipster Headdresses: Interrogating
 Room: San Juan                                                  the Intersections Between Institutional Iconography,
 Lead Presenter: Johanson Phillips, Principal Education          Cultural Appropriation, and Structural Academ
 Specialist (Dorthea Litson - Navajo)                            Room: Cochiti
 “Using Data Process” is a research-based school improve-        Lead Presenter: Charlotte Davidson, (Diné, Mandan,
 ment tool made of five components. The structured               Hidatsa, Arikara)
 process analyzes school’s CRT, benchmark assessments,           Co-Presenter/s: Irvin Harrison; Charlene Teters; Ashley
 short-cycle assessments, teacher-made assessments,              Tsosie-Mahieu;
 and student work. The collected data is used in making          This panel will present a polyvocal critical tribal perspective
 appropriate decision-making and planning to recommend           on how the lived experiences of alumni, current students,
 changes to policies, programs, curriculum, instruction, and     and Native American student affairs professionals at the
 assessment.                                                     University of Illinois have cultivated an evolved sense of
 Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; School             efficacy and responsibility that informs their ongoing work
 Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                  as communal stewards, activists, and scholars.
 Promoting a Product?: No                                        Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
 Strand: Data and Research                                       ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
                                                                 School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
 ❑ Contributing Factor: A Look at Where the Achieve-             Strand: Health and Wellness
 ment Gap Begins for Native American Students
 Room: Sandia                                                    ❑ The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: A Work-
 Lead Presenter: Pearl Yellowman, Community Out-                 shop for Students, Parents & Educators
 reach Specialist (Navajo)                                       Room: Zuni
 This presentation will center on the relationship between       Lead Presenter: Steven Abbott, Coordinator of Out-
 environmental and developmental conditions prior to             reach & Student Services
 school enrollment and its effects on student achievement.       Co-Presenter/s: Christa Moya;
 This presentation will also review research on the behav-       Representatives from the American Indian Graduate Center
 iors and cognitive development of students from lower           Scholars will provide a comprehensive overview of the
 socioeconomic status.                                           Gates Millennium Scholars Program-one of the most pres-
 Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;             tigious and comprehensive private scholarships currently
 Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; School Board,           available. Included will be information on what the Scholar-
 Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                         ship covers, how to apply, and what makes for a successful
 Promoting a Product?: No                                        application.
 Strand: Early Childhood                                         Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
                                                                 Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                 Agencies; Teachers K-12
 ❑ Ready for School, Set for Life                                Promoting a Product?: No
 Room: Enchantment II                                            Strand: Higher Education
 Lead Presenter: Beverly Russell, Senior Director of             ❑ Building and Sustaining Indian Studies in the Acad-
 Tribal Affairs (San Carlos Apache Tribe)                        emy/Tribes and Universities In Partnership
 Co-Presenter/s: LaToya Beatty; Melissa Begay; Lanna             Room: Enchantment I
 Flood; Begay                                                    Lead Presenter: Jerry C. Bread, Sr. Ph. D., Coordinator
 A child’s most important developmental years are those          of Outreach, Native American Studies (Kiowa/Chero-
 leading up to kindergarten. First Things First is committed     kee)
 to helping Arizona children five and younger receive the        An informed body of tribal citizens is critical to the
 tools they need to be ready for school. This session will       sustainability of “tribal order” (sovereignty, leadership,
 offer information about early childhood strategies being        organization, communication, research, cultural identity).
 implemented in partnership with Arizona Tribes.                 The means of being informed rests primarily within the
 Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-           parameters of education. This session presents strategies
 ers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers           of educating tribal citizens about tribal order in partnership
 K-12                                                            with colleges and universities.
 Promoting a Product?: No                                        Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
 Strand: Early Childhood                                         ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
                                                                 School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Higher Education
                                   26 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session I, 11:05p - 12:00p
 ❑ NIEA’s Youth Summit                                            ❑ Intersecting Cultures: Where Anishinaabe Arts Over-
 Room: Santa Ana                                                  lap with Standards-Based Curriculum
 Lead Presenter: Elisa Ferrara, Training and Educational          Room: Tesuque
 Design Specialist                                                Lead Presenter: Jean Ness, Dr. (N/A)
 Co-Presenter/s: Scot Wilson; Rachel Talbert;                     Co-Presenter/s: James Bequette; Connie Hyde;
 Have your students travel to Washington, DC to participate       Presenters will describe programs in northern Minnesota
 in NIEA’s Youth Summit. Students will learn the history of       Project Intersect (PI) and Cultured-Based Arts Integration
 tribal-federal relations, examine and debate issues of tribal    (CBAI) created to enhance students’ interest, understand-
 sovereignty and dual citizenship, discuss current issues in      ing, and performance. PI and CBAI represent partnerships
 Indian Country, and participate in efforts to make Native        with American Indian artists, classroom teachers, K-8
 voices heard on Capitol Hill.                                    students, and university researchers to infuse culturally
 Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,                responsive American Indian arts into standards-based art
 Agencies; Teachers K-12                                          curricula.
 Promoting a Product?: Yes                                        Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; School Board,
 Strand: Leadership                                               Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                  Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                  Strand: Promising Practices
 ❑ Visions of Leadership in American Indian Education:
 Voices from New Mexico
 Room: Taos                                                      ❑ Urban Indian Education Roadmap to Addressing the
 Lead Presenter: Carlotta Penny Bird, Program Manager            Achievement Gap
 (Santo Domingo Pueblo)                                          Room: Acoma
 Co-Presenter/s: Mary Belgarde; Tiffany Lee; Nancy               Lead Presenter: Daisy Thompson, Director (Navajo)
 Lopez;                                                          Co-Presenter/s: Jay M. Leonard;
 In 2007, the New Mexico Indian Education Study 2025 con-        Four goals are targeted by the Albuquerque Public School
 ducted a statewide research project to gather the perspec-      Indian Education Department to support the academic per-
 tives of over 200 Native students, community members,           formance of Urban Native American students enrolled in
 and teachers. This session will share what we learned from      the district in grades K-12. The goals include: (1) Increased
 these stakeholders in Indian education regarding how they       Graduation Rates, (2) Increased Academic Achievement, (3)
 define, understand, observe, and experience school leader-      Increased Attendance, and (4) Increased Native Language
 ship.                                                           and Culture.
 Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-             Who Should Attend?: All
 ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,        Promoting a Product?: No
 Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                         Strand: Urban Education
 Promoting a Product?: No
 Strand: Leadership
                                                                              Saturday, October
 ❑ Pedagogy of Aloha Empowers Native Hawaiians                               29, 2011 Workshops
 Room: Estancia
 Lead Presenter: Nalei Kahakalau, (Native Hawaiian)
                                                                                   Session J,
 A decade of data validates that Pedagogy of Aloha culti-                        1:00p - 1:55p
 vates caring, supporting relationships, virtuous behavior,
 environmental stewardship, and civic responsibility among       ❑ Families Facing Adversity: Community-wide Preven-
 thousands of native Hawaiian charter students. Moreover         tive Mental Health Approaches
 culturally relevant education engages students, result-         Room: Isleta
 ing in cultural and academic rigor. Focus on sustainability
                                                                 Lead Presenter: Dr. Joshua Sparrow, M.D., Co-principal
 enhances personal well-being, family empowerment, and
                                                                 Investigator, NCPFCE
 economic viability.
                                                                 This presentation, offered to tribal program leadership,
 Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;          family service workers, teachers, and parents, will pres-
 Teachers K-12                                                   ent principles and examples for using traditional healing
 Promoting a Product?: No                                        approaches to help family members and program staff
 Strand: Promising Practices                                     reclaim the strengths and hopes within them and their
                                                                 cultures that will guide them on their child-nurturing paths.
                                                                 Who Should Attend?: All
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Classroom Models
                                   27 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session J, 1:00p - 1:55p
❑ Validating American Indian Student Success in a              ❑ The Role of Fluent Speakers in Reversing Navajo
Non-Reservation Rural Community                                Language Shift
Room: Isleta                                                   Room: Estancia
Lead Presenter: Jim Larney, (Seminole Nation of Okla-          Lead Presenter: Vincent Werito, Assistant Professor
homa)                                                          (Dine)
This workshop will explore how scholars and leaders            Co-Presenter/s: Jennie DeGroat;
working as Revolutionary Higher Education Practitioners        In this presentation, facilitators and participants will ad-
can make higher education relevant to American Indians         dress the role of parents, teachers, and community mem-
in a non-reservation rural community. It will address how      bers as fluent speakers in the transmission of language
individuals can help a community by addressing the trite       to youth. School based, community, and family based
phrase of “Education is important” and making education        practices that highlight effective language revitalization
meaningful.                                                    strategies for increasing positive language attitudes among
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;         Indigenous youth will be explored.
Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,         Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                        Professors of Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Promoting a Product?:
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                        Strand: Community and Family Engagement

                                                               ❑ Weaving Culture and Science in Tribal College Class-
❑ Paiute Shoshone Curriculum Project of the Inyo               rooms: The Role of Student Empowerment
County Superintendent of Schools Office                        Room: Santa Ana
Room: Enchantment II                                           Lead Presenter: Jessie Antonellis, Faculty Member,
Lead Presenter: Pamela Jones, Assistant Superinten-            Little Priest Tribal College
dent, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools                    Co-Presenter/s: Stephanie Grater;
Co-Presenter/s: Lo Lyness; Raymond Naylor-Hunter;              Science curricula grounded in students’ culture promote
Ilissa Twomey;                                                 academic success by placing the content into personally
The process of curriculum development will be shared and       and culturally relevant contexts. This workshop highlights
participants will receive a template for the lesson plans      two qualitative studies on tribal college science faculty
in the units of study, resources for developing this type of   members’ teachings, and demonstrates how to empower
curriculum, and a packet of effective teaching practices to    students and deauthoritize the content contributing to
build cultural proficiency, increase student participation,    cultural relevance and conceptual understanding.
and use primary sources.                                       Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Post Secondary
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; School Board,          Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; Teach-
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                        ers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                       Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Classroom Models                                       Strand: Data and Research

❑ Collaboration and Cooperation Equals Your Child’s            ❑ Why Won’t They Change? How to Effectively Support
Success!                                                       Early Childhood Staff in a Strengths-Based Partnership
Room: Taos                                                     Room: Laguna
Lead Presenter: Howard Rainer                                  Lead Presenter: Annette Farrell, Professional Develop-
This workshop will provide encouraging suggestions on          ment Specialist
how to have a more positive impact in your child’s educa-      Change isn’t easy. What are the conditions that enable
tion. Be prepared to be an active participant.                 people to change? Come ready to learn new ways to inten-
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers                         tionally and effectively support adults to master new skills.
Promoting a Product?: No                                       You will also try out a practical strategy from the research-
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                        focused curriculum, Strengths-Based Coaching.
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
                                                               ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
                                                               Administrators, Agencies
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
                                                               Strand: Early Childhood




                                 28 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session J, 1:00p - 1:55p
❑ Working with High Risk Kids (Part I)                           ❑ Alaska’s Exemplary Program - Educational Outreach
Room: Picuris                                                    to Rural Alaska Native Students
Lead Presenter: Richard Roddy, Director                          Room: Tesuque
Participants will learn: 1) why youth are so angry, self         Lead Presenter: Denise Wartes, Program Manager (Dr.
destructive and disrespectful; 2) to look for the “issues        Liz Ross is Inupiaq)
behind the issues”; 3) how unresolved historical/genera-         Co-Presenter/s: Liz Ross;
tional issues affect kids today; 4) to help kids break their     RAHI - Rural Alaska Honors Institute - at the University of
destructive cycles; and 5) find permanent solutions, not         Alaska Fairbanks showcases its outreach programs to rural
“quick fixes”.                                                   Alaska Native youth. Programs include a 6-week summer
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-            academic bridge program and several remote summer field
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,           camps. Over 1,400 students served in 30 years. Hundreds
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                          of degrees earned by RAHI alum.
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-
Strand: Health and Wellness                                      tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Leadership
❑ Go Teach in Rural Indian Country
Room: San Juan                                                   ❑ Native Student Filmmaking Integrates Core Curricu-
Lead Presenter: Alice Phelps, Principal (Olgala Lakota,          lum, Motivates Students
Pine Ridge)                                                      Room: Sandia
Co-Presenter/s: Mary Collins;                                    Lead Presenter: Rachel Tso, Creative Arts Teacher
This workshop will present best practices and a new educa-       Co-Presenter/s: Taylor Long; Marissa Luther;
tion program to produce high-quality teachers acclimated         STAR School (preK-8 Navajo) students produced seven
toward rural and Indian Country schools. Under a Depart-         award winning films. Elementary students investigate lo-
ment of Education’s “Go-Teach” grant, the USDOE in part-         cal history and culture, research facts, interview and film
nership with American Indian Institute of Innovation and         elders, develop scripts, write story boards, direct, act, and
the Rural Learning Center, developed this program.               edit miles of tape. Learn how to motivate your K-12 stu-
Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-             dents with hard work, a movie camera, and glory.
sors of Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12                    Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
Promoting a Product?: No                                         Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
Strand: Higher Education                                         Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
❑ The Young American Indian Entrepreneur
Room: Acoma                                                      ❑ Ancient Ways Produce Modern Success
Lead Presenter: Dr. Jean E. Ness                                 Room: Cochiti
The Young American Indian Entrepreneur (YAIE) focuses on
                                                                 Lead Presenter: Ku Kahakalau, Ph.D. (Ku Kahakalau,
skills that prepare students for college, teaches essential
                                                                 Ph.D.)
entrepreneurial skills, and builds self-confidence. Partici-
                                                                 A unique, values-based, culturally relevant model of educa-
pants will engage in activities from the curriculum and
                                                                 tion cultivates educated native Hawaiian K-12 graduates,
leave with strategies they can implement in their commu-
                                                                 known for their academic competence, cultural knowledge,
nities to prepare youth to become entrepreneurs. Useful
                                                                 practices and commitments, virtuous behavior, environ-
handouts will be distributed.
                                                                 ment stewardship, and civic responsibility. Grounded in
Who Should Attend?: School Board Members; Teachers               caring, supportive relationships, this pedagogy focuses on
Adult/Higher Education; Teachers K-12                            traditional and modern sustainability to empower individu-
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                        als, families, and communities.
Strand: Higher Education                                         Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Para-Professionals;
                                                                 Teachers K-12
                                                                 Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                 Strand: Promising Practices




                                   29 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session J, 1:00p - 1:55p
❑ Montana Skies: Blackfeet & Crow Astronomy                    ❑ [No title]
Room: Enchantment I                                            Room: Santo Domingo
Lead Presenter: Michael Munson, (Blackfeet; Confed-            Lead Presenter: Vaughn Eaglebear,
erated Salish & Kootenai Tribes; Crow)                         No description provided. Speaker for Saturday night Gala
Co-Presenter/s: Leo Bird; Jennifer Flat Lip;                   Awards Banquet.
Montana Skies: Blackfeet and Crow Astronomy curriculums        Who Should Attend?:
integrate traditional star stories with ethno and contem-      Promoting a Product?:
porary astronomy concepts guided by cultural knowledge         Strand:
keepers. The DVD components contain three traditional
stories, while the Teacher’s Guides provide suggested
activities and resources linked to the Essential Understand-
                                                               ❑ Building Comprehensive Parent Family Community
ings Regarding Montana Indians and content standards.
                                                               Engagement in Early Head Start and Head Start Pro-
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Professors of Adult/
                                                               grams
Higher Education; Teachers K-12
                                                               Room: Jemez
Promoting a Product?: Yes
                                                               Lead Presenter: Dr. John Hornstein, Ed.D., Principal
Strand: Urban Education
                                                               Investigator, NCPFCE
❑ NEA1                                                         Co-Presenter/s: Dr. Joshua Sparrow, M.D.;
Room: Apache                                                   In this plenary session the National Center on Parent, Fam-
Lead Presenter: Robin Butterfield,                             ily and Community Engagement will present their model
                                                               for comprehensive, systemic, and integrated parent, family,
[No description provided]
                                                               and community work in Early Head Start and Head Start
Who Should Attend?:
                                                               programs. This session will help attendees develop new
Promoting a Product?:
                                                               strategies for establishing partnerships with parents across
Strand:                                                        all professionals in programs. Building upon the knowledge
                                                               and experience of the field, attendees will focus on the
                                                               power of parent, family and community engagement on
❑ [No title]
                                                               early childhood development and learning outcomes.
Room: Zuni
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Administrators; Early Childhood;
Lead Presenter: Gyasi Ross, (Blackfeet)
                                                               Teachers K-12; High School Program Staff
No description provided. Speaks at Sunday’s General As-
                                                               Promoting a Product?: No
sembly
                                                               Strand:
Who Should Attend?:
Promoting a Product?:
Strand:
                                                                           Saturday, October
                                                                          29, 2011 Workshops
                                                                                Session K,
                                                                              2:10p - 3:05p
                                                               ❑ Anatomy in Clay (R) Learning Systems; Building a sci-
                                                               ence foundation with your hands!
                                                               Room: Sandia
                                                               Lead Presenter: Teri Fleming, Instructor
                                                               Co-Presenter/s: Kelly Canino;
                                                               Attendees will build human anatomy using clay and a spe-
                                                               cially designed skeletal models. We will emphasize the skel-
                                                               etal system, directional terms, muscle and bone morphol-
                                                               ogy, and concepts that will lead into other body systems. It
                                                               will also demonstrate how to create true inspiration in the
                                                               classroom and for careers!
                                                               Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Professors of
                                                               Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Administrators,
                                                               Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                               Promoting a Product?: Yes
                                                               Strand: Classroom Models

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session K, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ Language Immersion: Strategies and Possibilities for          ❑ Navajo Brain Drain
Oral Language Practice and Development with Indig-              Room: San Juan
enous Language Instruction                                      Lead Presenter: Robert Yazzie, Executive Director, Diné
Room: Estancia                                                  Policy Institute (Diné)
Lead Presenter: Jennie DeGroat, Northern Arizona                Co-Presenter/s: Amber Crotty; Dana Eldridge; James
University                                                      McKenzie;
This presentation will share elements and the process of        As more Navajos complete post-secondary education,
oral language immersion. It will demonstrate the essential      this research explores factors that influence individuals to
components of immersion instruction through immersing           return to, or stay away from, the Navajo reservation after
the participants in the target language for instruction. Dis-   receiving college/technical education and will shed light
cussion will follow to address early childhood, school age      on how the Navajo Nation can increase the return on its
and community based language revitalization in using oral       educational investment through scholarship policy.
language immersion.                                             Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-           ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education
als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,          Promoting a Product?: No
Agencies; Teachers K-12                                         Strand: Data and Research
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Classroom Models                                        ❑ Supporting Young Children with Special Needs in
                                                                Early Childhood Education
                                                                Room: Cochiti
❑ Steps to regaining our “Living Language”                      Lead Presenter: Susan Rae Banks-Joseph, Associate
Room: Enchantment I                                             Professor, Special Education (Arapaho)
Lead Presenter: Richard Mann, Hoocak Nation Lan-                This session will provide an opportunity for participants
guage Division Manager (Hoocak Nation)                          to discuss effective culturally responsive practices for the
Co-Presenter/s: Toree Jones;                                    successful inclusion of Native children with special needs
Hoocak are strong people who are striving to place our          in early childhood settings. Research-based strategies and
language in a “living language” category. We will share our     interventions will be shared.
efforts and execution in avoiding some of the pitfalls as na-   Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
tions prepare their own journey of language revitalization.     als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,
We will discuss how language restoration programs and           Agencies; Teachers K-12
strong tribal support help.                                     Promoting a Product?: No
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-           Strand: Early Childhood
ers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                         ❑ Working with High Risk Kids (Part II)
                                                                Room: Picuris
❑ Campaign for High School Equity - Native Work                 Lead Presenter: Richard Roddy, Director
Group                                                           Participants will learn: 1) ways to become better role mod-
Room: Santo Domingo                                             els; and 2) how to rebuild trust and respect; and 3) how to
Lead Presenter: Rachel McBride                                  come together to create positive change; 4) how to help
Co-Presenter/s: Andre Cramblit; Anya Dozier Enos; Anya          the youth discover and recover their true value and worth.
Dozier Enos;                                                    Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profession-
The Native Work Group will share and discuss the collab-        als; Parents/Caregivers; School Board, Administrators,
orative education work taking place in states nationwide        Agencies; Teachers K-12
through the Campaign for High School Equity. The group          Promoting a Product?: No
will also give an update on their research project focusing     Strand: Health and Wellness
on models of best practice in language and culture-based
education.
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Parents/Caregiv-
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Data and Research



                                  31 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session K, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ Healthy Kids are Insured Kids                               ❑ Native Youth and Visionary Leadership
Room: Laguna                                                  Room: Zuni
Lead Presenter: Georgey Sparks, Tribal Affairs Group          Lead Presenter: Colby Tootoosis, Visionary Leader and
(Rosebud/Oglala Lakota)                                       Life Skills Coach (Poundmaker First Nation)
Co-Presenter/s: Pam Carson; Stacey Shuman;                    Native youth today are unique and have been exposed to
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funds 41 grants         social influences that have created an epidemic of un-
to tribal, urban and I.H.S. clinics to increase enrollment    healthy patterns of behaviors. Using tools of self-inquiry,
of our children in Medicaid and Children Health Insurance     this interactive workshop will reveal how Native youth can
Programs(CHIP). The Affordable Care Act provides exemp-       awaken the truth of who they are without conforming or
tions for tribal members for co-pays and premiums and the     losing their indigenous values.
income eligibility has been increased.                        Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-         Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies                Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                      Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Health and Wellness                                   Strand: Leadership

❑ Aneth Community School’s approach to School
                                                              ❑ Using Solar and Wind Generation Power to Teach
Health
                                                              Native Students Career Opportunities in Clean Green
Room: Apache
                                                              Sustainable Tribal Communities
Lead Presenter: Brenda Whitehorse, Principal (Navajo)
                                                              Room: Tesuque
Co-Presenter/s: Avelenya Benally; Echohawk Lefthand;
Our presentation will be on promoting school health and       Lead Presenter: Tom Tomas, Middle School Teacher
what schools can do to reduce childhood obesity. Aneth        Co-Presenter/s: Ralph Drake; Drake
Community School has been participating in school health      STAR School is the first American off-the-grid solar powered
initiatives through Navajo Coordinated Approach to School     charter school. Three Navajo student groups/tables will
Health grants and educates stakeholders about childhood       simultaneously demonstrate green energy science projects
obesity and diabetes in our school health program.            during the workshop as the teacher, Tom Tomas, details
                                                              cross disciplinary curriculum lessons and units associated
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-
                                                              with tribal environmental/economic opportunities for
givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers
                                                              tribal communities.
K-12
                                                              Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                              ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Strand: Health and Wellness
                                                              Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                              Promoting a Product?: No
❑ New Directions in Traditional Knowledge: The Hi-            Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
awatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge
Room: Santa Ana                                               ❑ Indicators of Native Educational Success: A National
Lead Presenter: Steven Abbott, Coordinator of Out-            Survey
reach & Student Services                                      Room: Enchantment II
Co-Presenter/s: Kanentiio Doug George;                        Lead Presenter: CHiXapkaid (D. Michael) Pavel, Profes-
A 200 year-old vision of Oneida leader Shenandoah has         sor (Skokomish Nation)
been brought to life by a group of contemporary Haudeno-      Co-Presenter/s: Ella Inglebret;
saunee educators, scholars, and community leaders. The        Findings of a national survey examining perspectives of
Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge, housed at        Native educational success will be described. The survey
Syracuse University, is designed to preserve and perpetu-     explored various dimensions of educational success, includ-
ate traditional knowledge fields ranging from forestry to     ing definitions, factors influencing success, and qualities
music to philosophy.                                          associated with the experience of success. Opportunities
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Post Secondary             for furthering this national study through collaboration
Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education                with Native scholars will be discussed.
Promoting a Product?: No                                      Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
Strand: Higher Education                                      ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
                                                              School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                              Promoting a Product?: No
                                                              Strand: Promising Practices


                                32 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session K, 2:10p - 3:05p
❑ Holistic Education: Rethinking Schools                        ❑ Na Honua Mauli Ola Cultural Pathways for Cultivat-
Room: Acoma                                                     ing Academic Success, Social and Cultural Well-Being
Lead Presenter: Keith Glidewell                                 Room: Laguna
This forum will explore the unnoticed structures and con-       Lead Presenter: Keiki Kawai’ae’a, Director, MKa-
ventions of formal schooling institutions and the challenges    huawaiola Indigenous Teacher (Native Hawaiian)
they pose in child development. Through the identification      Co-Presenter/s: Walter Kahumoku Iii, PhD; Paula Ka’Iwa
of conventional schooling practices we will discuss practical   De Morales; Namaka Rawlins;
alternatives to the status quo schooling processes in the       This presentation highlights the development of the Na
spirit of truly educating and empowering our youth.             Honua Mauli Ola cultural pathways for cultivating educa-
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-             tion success, social and cultural well-being. An overview of
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,        the nine cultural pathways and application will be shared.
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                         Presentation will be interactive and cross-cultural sharing.
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; K-12 Students;
Strand: Promising Practices                                     Para-Professionals; Parents/Caregivers; Post Secondary
                                                                Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School
                                                                Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
❑ Walking the Red Road Through Cultural Awareness               Promoting a Product?: No
& Academic Excellence                                           Strand: Classroom Models
Room: Taos
Lead Presenter: June Hamilton, Dic Title VII Indian             ❑ Indian Education for All in Montana
Eudcation (Pawnee)                                              Room: Acoma
Co-Presenter/s: Alice Carroll; Angie Echohawe;                  Lead Presenter: Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist
JOIN US! Attendees will LEARN HOW TO: provide outstand-
                                                                (Spirit Lake Dakota)
ing services for Native American Students pre K-12th;
                                                                Co-Presenter/s: Lynn Hinch; Justine Jam; Mandy
partnership with school, tribe, & community; benefit a
                                                                Smoker-Broaddos
diversity of students through cultural awareness, educa-
                                                                The Montana Office of Public Instruction continues to de-
tion, health, & sports; build a successful parent committee.
                                                                velop culturally relevant curriculum for all Montana schools
Share unique fundraising ideas. Short video/power point/
                                                                to support instruction in the content area with model les-
door prizes. DON’T MISS!
                                                                son plans and resources about American Indians. We will
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
                                                                share examples of our resources and show where they can
Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
                                                                be accessed on the Web.
Agencies; Teachers K-12
                                                                Who Should Attend?: School Board, Administrators,
Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Agencies; Teachers K-12
Strand: Urban Education
                                                                Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Classroom Models
❑ NEA2
Room: Isleta
Lead Presenter: Robin Butterfield,                              ❑ What Textbooks Haven’t Told: Elder Educators Re-
[No description provided]                                       member School Segregation
Who Should Attend?:                                             Room: Sandia
Promoting a Product?:                                           Lead Presenter: Olivia Oxendine, Professor
Strand:                                                         The presenter will focus on school segregation in North
                                                                Carolina as remembered by seven elder educators. Their
                                                                poignant stories will cause the audience to reflect on this
                                                                very different time in the education of Indian tribes in the
                                                                South. A video will accompany the presentation.
            Saturday, October                                   Who Should Attend?: Post Secondary Students; Profes-
                                                                sors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board, Adminis-
           29, 2011 Workshops                                   trators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
                 Session L,                                     Promoting a Product?: No
                                                                Strand: Community and Family Engagement
               3:20p - 4:15p


                                  33 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session L, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ P.L. 81-874 (Impact Aid) in New Mexico: Strengthen-           ❑ Understanding Alternative Learning Processes
ing accountability and partnerships between tribes and          through teaching traditional bow making
public schools                                                  Room: Apache
Room: Estancia                                                  Lead Presenter: Leslie Caye, Indian Eduction Coordina-
Lead Presenter: Hayes A. Lewis, Director (Zuni)                 tor
Co-Presenter/s: Ramus Suina; Jaime Gaskin;                      This presentation will center on the Ronan school district
Twenty-three public school districts in NM receive 874          bow making class. By taking traditional Kootenai teach-
Impact Aid set aside funds annually. This workshop will         ing methods designed to develop process understand-
inform parents and tribal leaders of the law, accountability    ing teachers have been able to work with students on
requirements and strategies for building partnerships with      classroom understanding beyond the class. Students are
public school leaders to ensure accountability and respon-      focusing on process development to enhance learning and
siveness for the educational needs and priorities of Indian     understanding.
children.                                                       Who Should Attend?:
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-           Promoting a Product?:
givers; School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers        Strand: Health and Wellness
K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Community and Family Engagement                         ❑ Discover the Animal in YOU!
                                                                Room: Isleta
❑ Assessment of Social Emotional Strengths of Ameri-            Lead Presenter: Mary Hubbell-Ansera, (San Felipe
can Indian/Alaska Native Youth                                  Pueblo/Navajo)
                                                                Students are invited to attend this workshop to Discover
Room: Enchantment II
                                                                the Animal in YOU! This workshop is a hands-on activity
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Chain
                                                                to help recognize your inner animal characteristics. You
Co-Presenter/s: CHiXapkaid Kimberly Kellison;                   will gain a strong sense of your identity, strengths, and
This workshop provides an overview of culturally specific
                                                                challenges, and how they apply to leadership situations,
social-emotional strengths of American Indian/Alaska Na-
                                                                personal challenges, and academic success.
tive youth and introduces the Devereux Student Strengths
                                                                Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students
Assessment as a measure of social-emotional competency.
The presentation is based on the longitudinal social-emo-       Promoting a Product?: No
tional research project in the Anchorage School District.       Strand: Health and Wellness
Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; Post Second-
ary Students; Professors of Adult/Higher Education;
School Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12           ❑ Self-Study Course for American Indian Languages
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                       (SCAIL)
Strand: Data and Research                                       Room: San Juan
                                                                Lead Presenter: Inee Slaughter, Executive Director
❑ Opening Doors to Family Leadership in an Early                “Self-Study Course for American Indian Languages” is a
Childhood Setting                                               learner-driven approach developed by Indigenous Lan-
Room: Cochiti                                                   guage Institute to offer multiple language courses without
Lead Presenter: Alvino Sandoval, ECH Training Special-          hiring teachers for each language. This pilot project, tested
ist (Navajo)                                                    with high school students, is currently under development.
Co-Presenter/s: Debra Lente-Jojola; Ida M. Tewa;                We will explain SCAIL’s format and its impact on learners
Come and learn about innovative approaches to engage            and communities.
families of young children with special needs in both early     Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregivers;
intervention and preschool special education. Presenters        Post Secondary Students; School Board, Administrators,
will introduce the use of the Special Quest Training module     Agencies; Teachers K-12
with a focus on inclusive practices as part of the IFSP and     Promoting a Product?: No
IEP Process                                                     Strand: Higher Education
Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Para-Profes-
sionals; Parents/Caregivers; Professors of Adult/Higher
Education; School Board, Administrators, Agencies
Promoting a Product?: Yes
Strand: Early Childhood



                                  34 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session L, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Strengthening Access to High Education Through                ❑ Changes In Indian Education? Maybe
Scholarships and Internships                                    Room: Enchantment I
Room: Tesuque                                                   Lead Presenter: Jennie Honanie, Education specialist
Lead Presenter: Tina Pino, Program Officers (Pueblo of          (Yakama-Hopi)
Laguna)                                                         Co-Presenter/s: Josephine Honanie;
 Encinias                                                       I-Pad, white board, on-line classes, technology is good for
The workshop will cover the “do’s and don’ts” of a success-     our Indian youth, they need exemplary education. But are
ful scholarship application and why internships play a key      the basics still there? Parent support, teacher contact, tra-
role for developing skills needed for career success that are   ditional teaching and cultural emphasis still of value? The
often not learned in a classroom environment. Presenters        home, surroundings and the unwritten laws still important
will cover key components of their scholarship and intern-      to prepare leaders? I hope so.
ship applications and evaluation process.                       Who Should Attend?: Parents/Caregivers; School Board,
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Post Secondary               Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Students                                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: Yes                                       Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
Strand: Higher Education
                                                                ❑ Achieving Language Arts Proficiency with VOICES, 40
                                                                Developmental Assets, and the 4 Rís
❑ Methods and Techniques of Master Planning and                 Room: Picuris
Strategic Planning                                              Lead Presenter: Vikki Tomas, Middle School Teacher
Room: Zuni                                                      (Navajo)
Lead Presenter: Daniel S. Iacofano, Founding Principal,         Co-Presenter/s: 11 Dine Middle School Students
PhD, FAICP, FASLA                                               Teachers will demonstrate with eleven Navajo students
Co-Presenter/s: Paul Fragua (Jemez Pueblo);                     in this workshop how weaving VOICES, developmental
Overview of case studies focused on methods and tech-           assets, and other character building curricula (including
niques of master planning and strategic planning. Interac-      Navajo Blessing Way and Protection Way teachings) into a
tive workshop will address Goal Setting, Strategic Devel-       language arts program rich with authentic Native heritage,
opment, Performance Measurement, and Demographic                conflict resolution, and identity awareness can help Native
Analysis. Methods and techniques for key stakeholder            schools achieve AYP.
involvement will be discussed as part of this presentation.     Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; School Board,
Who Should Attend?: Professors of Adult/Higher Educa-           Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
tion; School Board, Administrators, Agencies                    Promoting a Product?: No
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools
Strand: Leadership
                                                                ❑ Mathematics Education in the Age of Self-Determi-
❑ Harmony and Kindness in the School Setting                    nation
Room: Taos                                                      Room: Santo Domingo
Lead Presenter: Richard Roddy, Director                         Lead Presenter: David Sanders, Mathematics Educator
Help school staff become more responsible and account-          (Oglala Lakota)
able for their attitudes and actions; learn to recognize and    With the guiding principles of Indian Educational Self-
eliminate “Victim Mentality”; stop bickering, gossip and        Determination I sought the impact of this legislation on the
criticism; work together without personal agendas; replace      teaching and learning of mathematics in an Oglala Lakota
“Blamestorming with Brainstorming”; and handle negative         community and came to discover the potential it holds not
events positively, productively and effectively...no matter     only in teaching mathematics but also in teaching Lakota
what!                                                           culture/language.
Who Should Attend?: Para-Professionals; Parents/Care-           Who Should Attend?: Early Childhood; Post Second-
givers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School            ary Students; School Board, Administrators, Agencies;
Board, Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12                  Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No                                        Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Native Charter and Tribal Schools                       Strand: Promising Practices




                                  35 I 42nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow - Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Workshops Session L, 3:20p - 4:15p
❑ Engage Your Students! A Unique Way to Implement
Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
Room: Jemez
Lead Presenter: Leslie Lopez, Junior Specialist
In this session, presenters will show how Native Hawaiian
values have been infused with evidence based strategies
to engage high school students at risk of failure in Hawaii,
and learn how other cultural values can be integrated into
established strategies to address your own culturally and
linguistically diverse students.
Who Should Attend?: Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Promising Practices



❑ Advanced Placement for ALL Students!
Room: Santa Ana
Lead Presenter: Jackie Mosconi, M. Ed., LSC, School
Counselor
Co-Presenter/s: Diane Bagley, M. Ed.; Graham Hartley;
Carmen Mayen-Eagle; Ashley Holmes
Advanced Placement (AP) classes for ALL Students! Hear
voices and learn about one urban high school’s work to dis-
mantle institutional racism by requiring AP classes bridging
home-school connections and partnerships with commu-
nity agencies for student success. Also experience practical
use of data to combat institutional racism.
Who Should Attend?: K-12 Students; Parents/Caregiv-
ers; Professors of Adult/Higher Education; School Board,
Administrators, Agencies; Teachers K-12
Promoting a Product?: No
Strand: Urban Education




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