NCAI Mid Year Conference and Marketplace

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At the National Congress of American Indians 2017 Mid Year Conference and Marketplace, Laura John of Education Northwest presents as part of the following session taking place on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern in the Nehantic Room.

Serving our Students: New Futures for Tribal Education & Policy

The future of tribal education is in our hands. How will we shape better, stronger outcomes for our youth? How will we exercise greater self-determination over schools to ensure that the needs of all students are not only identified in the data but acted upon through proactive policy reform? We have reached a critical juncture; our concurrent policy concerns must interface with the latest research on education and practice. This panel of experts will share their insights on how data can inform our next steps.


Moderator: Robin Sigo, Treasurer, Suquamish Tribe

The Misidentification of AI/ANs: Tracking and Supporting Native Students, Barbara Aston, Washington State University; Dr. Yolanda Bisbee, University of Idaho-Moscow; Laura John, Education Northwest;
Sara Marie Ortiz, Highline Public Schools; Patricia Whitefoot, Toppenish School District

The Future of Ed: What do Charter Schools mean for Indian Country? Diana Cournoyer, National Indian Education Association

Reflections on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Dr. Dan Losen, Center for Civil Rights Remedies, UCLA Civil Rights Project