Monday, May 25, 2009

National Indian Education Association 40th Annual Convention Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers

National Indian Education Association 40th Annual Convention Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers

Greetings relatives, on behalf of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), the oldest and largest Indian organization representing American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian educators and students we invite you to respond to this Call to Convention, I am honored to serve as the "eyapaha" or "announcer" for the 2009 NIEA Convention. We thank you for your interest, commitment and support of the National Indian Education Association as we prepare to host our 40th Annual Convention, October 22-25, 2009, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
National American Indian Education Association

We are excited to sponsor one of Indian Country's most premier Conventions bringing together over 3,000 delegates who will share resources, renew friendships, build alliances and solidify partnerships. For forty years, NIEA has been providing education advocacy and enhancing access to educational opportunities for our native students and school communities.


Milwaukee will be the place to be to connect with tribal leaders, administrators, educators, and the education community. Groundbreaking and cutting edge information on educational programs will be shared through the presentation of workshops, forums, language summits, symposiums, keynote addresses, tribal leader's forum and regional caucuses.

OVERALL AGENDA (1 page pdf)

We are proud to work in partnership with the local planning committee representing the eleven sovereign nations of the state of Wisconsin. The theme of this year's Convention is Shaping our Future Wisdom Keepers. Investing in our youth is investing in our future as they become the stewards of our land, language and culture.


This milestone convention will be celebrated with a showcase of historical memorabilia accompanied by the work and success of respected and founding members of the NIEA community from throughout Indian Country. We will be offering for purchase for the first time A 40th Annual NIEA Pendleton Exclusive Limited edition woven by Pendleton Woolen Mills. The design will bear custom labels stating the edition with reference to NIEA's Ruby anniversary. Uniquely designed for our membership, this Pendleton blanket will honor NIEA's historical contribution of providing education equity and access for our native students and schools.

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We are energized, dedicated and focused to provide a successful and informative convention. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you to make the 40th Annual NIEA Convention a valuable and memorable experience in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. See you all there!

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