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Wyoming Department of Education shares the following:

The 10th Annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference is just under three weeks away.

Educators can earn PTSB or UW credit. You do not need to be affiliated with a tribe, nor teach Native students to attend. Workshops are offered for all – youth, parents, community members, educators and non-educators.

Cost is just $35 and includes lunch and snacks both days. Students attend for free.

Keynotes:

  • Dr. Lee Francis IV, creator of the first Indigenous Comic-Com, will examine how images of Native Americans in popular culture impact identity development and policy creation.
  • Nubia Peña, a leading advocate for juvenile justice reform, will discuss innovative ways of diverting at-risk youth from a path to prison.
  • U.S. Senator Mike Enzi will speak on the value of education and the Congressional award, plus present this year’s Youth Pacesetter Awards.

Workshops:
Strategies to meet instructional, social and emotional needs of students.
Engaging families and the community in education.
Empowering youth to develop leadership skills and healthy lifestyles.
Understanding the history and culture of Eastern Shoshone/Northern Arapaho people.
Gaining skills to recognize suicidal tendencies and prevent suicide.

Screenings:

  • Films on Native American topics will be screened both days, including the premiere of “The Art of Home: A Wind River Story,” produced by Jordan Dresser and Audrey Long.

For more information:
Wyoming Native American Education Conference website
Full schedule at a glance
Youth schedule
Description of workshops