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  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau - Marriott 7100 Stone Ridge Dr Weston, WI, 54476 United States (map)

An Indigenous Courageous Conversation About Making the Invisible Visible in Education


Understanding the American Indian educational experience and perspectives has profound implications for both policy and pedagogy when transforming systems to educate all students. Through counter-narratives shared by American Indians, learn about the rights, responsibilities, and misinformation surrounding indigenous people and education.

Apply the Courageous Conversation protocol to interrogate the presence and role of whiteness; recognize and appropriately address the American Indian students' struggles and emotions connected with educational assimilation; and understand the concepts of "invisible identity" and "walking in two worlds."

Prerequisite: Completion of Beyond Diversity

Participant Outcomes

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of the American Indian experience through the counter-stories shared in the two-day conversation
  • gain an understanding of the unique circumstances facing indigenous people in our society
  • examine how societal patterns and experiences for American Indian students plays out in schools
  • explore ways in which school systems institutionalize practices that marginalize American Indian students
  • discover and examine ways to transform our school environments into places that nurture the spirit and foster high-level engagement and achievement for American Indian students


Dr. Rev Hillstrom and Ramona Kitto Stately
Pacific Educational Group (PEG)

Standards Addressed

These networking meetings specifically address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Charlotte Danielson's Framework:

  • Domain 1 1a, 1b
  • Domain 2 2a, 2b, 2d
  • Domain 3 3a, 3c
  • Domain 4 4c, 4d, 4f

InTasc Teaching Standards:
#1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9



Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau - Marriott
7100 Stone Ridge Drive
Weston, WI 54476
Ph: (715) 241-8400

A block of rooms has been set up at the Fairfield Inn & Suites at the rate of $82 per night. Please call (715) 241.8400 to reserve your room. 

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees associated with this training. All participants will receive complimentary copies of Courageous Conversations About Race and More Courageous Conversations About Race.

This is a two-day event. Participants are expected to attend both days.

7:30 am - 8:00 am  |  Registration
8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Seminar


Contact Melissa Moe at Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or