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Sixth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

Sixth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture

Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is pleased to announce a Sixth American Indian / Indigenous Education Conference to allow community, preschool, K-12, college, and university indigenous educators and activists through panels, workshops, and papers to share ideas for improving American Indian education with a focus on the type of preparation Indian Nations want for teachers in their schools. Northern Arizona University’s College of Education has worked with Indian Nations to improve the education of American Indian students for decades. It has hosted a variety of American Indian teacher and administrative preparation programs, including the well received Learn In Beauty program. Our publications include Honoring Our Children, Honoring Our Heritage and Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance and Lessons Learned. We invite you to come participate in this effort to improve the education of our children.

Keynote speakers are Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education at the University of British Columbia and Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Director of Indian Education for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Visit our conference website for more information >>

Conference Goals

  • To bring together community and language activists, educators, school administrators, school board members, tribal officials, and parents to share ideas and experiences on how to improve educational programs for Indigenous communities.
  • To provide a forum for exchange of scholarly research on teaching Indigenous children.
  • To disseminate through a monograph and web site recent research and thinking on Indigenous education best practices.


High Country Conference Center
Northern Arizona University
201 W Butler Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Ph: (928) 523.9521 | Directions


$125 for early bird registration prior to May 15, 2015
$135 for registration after May 15, 2015


For conference questions, contact:
Jon Reyhner, AIITEC Coordinator | Email Jon
Ph:: 928 523-0580 | Fax: 928 523 1929