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2017 Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA) Conference

  • The Waters of Minocqua 8116 U.S. 51 Minocqua, WI, 54548 United States (map)

Let’s Be Healthy Together

The 2017 Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference will be hosted by WIEA’s Northeast Region and is set to take place on Friday & Saturday, May 12-13, 2017, at The Waters of Minocqua in Minocqua, WI.

Make sure to set aside this important date on your calendar! The 2016 conference set attendance records and saw over 70 workshop and training sessions take place. The 2017 conference promises to be just as big and just as exciting as last year. Some of Indian Country’s biggest names will once again partner with WIEA to bring the latest news, information and opportunities in American Indian and Alaskan Native education directly to you!

Tentatively scheduled events include The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network's Early Childhood Tribal Workgroup on May 11 in Minocqua at The Pointe Hotel; the Lac du Flambeau Wiijii’idiiwin (We Are Doing This Together) – Health and Wellness Expo on May 11 at Lake of the Torches in Lac du Flambeau; WIEA Conference Pow-wow at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua on the evening of May 12; Youth Color Run/Walk on the morning of May 13; WIEA annual awards banquet and benefit concert by Sami singing sensation Sofia Jannok at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Convention Center  in Lac du Flambeau on May 13 and much more!

The 2017 WIEA Conference will feature Ahinwake Rose, Executive Director, National Indian Education Association; Dr. Ricky White, Superintendent, Circle of Life Academy, White Earth, MN;  Mr. Justin Huenemann President & CEO of Notah Begay III Foundationand member of the Navajo Nation; Dr. Jim Bouche, Principal/District Administrator, Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua, WI. View the tentative 2017 Conference Agenda >>

Who Should Attend

Almost anyone with an interest in Native American education is encouraged to participate, including teachers, students, administrators, parents, grandparents, legislators and tribal leaders.

What will You Gain by Attending?

You will gain an invaluable look into what's happening in Native education. This, along with networking opportunities, workshops, presentations, and keynote addresses provides an experience you won't soon forget!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience all that’s great in Native American Indian education!


The Waters of Minocqua
8116 Highway 51 South
Minocqua, WI 54548
Phone: 1-715-358-4000

Fees and Registration

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is a non-profit organization, with the annual conference being the main fundraising source for the organization's annual operating budget. The cost varies depending on age and level of participation. 

Please click on the blue "SELECT A DATE" button on the upper right hand side of the registration page. A drop down menu will appear with two separate dates, click on either date. You must then click the green "TICKETS" button for ticket pricing options. Please read the ticket descriptions carefully to determine which conference option you wish to purchase.


For questions regarding conference early bird registration, contact Ashley Maki, Director of Education – Gikendaasowin, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, (715) 588-7925 Ext 4390.

If you have any additional questions regarding the 2017 WIEA Conference, please contact Brian Jackson at (715) 588-3838.