MEDIA ADVISORY: National Indian Education Association Hosts 52nd Annual Convention & Trade Show from October 13-16

Omaha, Nebraska (October 13, 2021) – This week, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is hosting their 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show from October 13-16 at the CHI Health Center, Omaha’s Convention Center & Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 2021 NIEA Convention theme, “Native Control of Native Education: A Time to Lead” recognizes that, through our collective efforts, we can enact educational sovereignty to transform learning experiences for our Native students and create true equity in classrooms, school districts, and communities.

Keynote speakers at the convention include Dr. David Beaulieu (White Earth Chippewa), the endowed professor of American Indian education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, who will speak on Thursday, October 14, and Julian Guerrero, Jr. (Comanche Nation), the Director of the Office of Indian Education (OIE) at the U.S. Department of Education, who will speak on Saturday, October 16.

For more information on the keynote speakers and the full Convention and Trade Show agenda, visit NIEA’s website here.

NIEA will be following all the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for safe gathering – including wearing well-fitting masks, maintaining six feet of social distance, and encouraging consistent handwashing. There will also be additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the event space. Click here for NIEA’s Convention Safety Statement.

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