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Knowing Our Neighbors: Wisconsin American Indian Nations and Tribal Communities

  • Holiday Inn Stevens Point - Convention Center 1001 Amber Avenue Stevens Point, WI, 54482 United States (map)

Training Description


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

Apply the Courageous Conversations protocols to examine, 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."

Participant Outcomes

As a result of attending this training, participants will:

  • gain an understanding of the unique circumstances facing Indigenous people in society
  • deepen their understanding of the American Indian experience through the counter-stories shared throughout the day-long conversation
  • gain an understanding of the American Indian historical trauma and the effect it has on today's students, families, and communities 
  • examine how societal patterns and experiences for American Indian students plays out in their education
  • 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
  • receive useful classroom strategies for culturally responsive practices that can be implemented right away



Holiday Inn Stevens Point - Convention Center
1001 Amber Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Ph: (715) 344-0200

A block of rooms is available at the state rate and is being held until January 15, 2018. Request "The Network" room block when making reservations.

Participants are responsible for their own reservations and hotel costs. If your district is tax-exempt, be sure to bring a copy of the information with you when checking in.


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Project Coordinator, Network for Native American Student Achievement (NNASA), Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network")

American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Co-Leader, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network")

Standards Addressed

These seminar specifically address Wisconsin State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a. 3e, 4c, 4e, 4f
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • InTasc Teaching Standards: #2, 4, 5, 9 & 10

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees to participate in this training,
but pre-registration is required.


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast (Provided)
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Workshop
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshop 


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or