Oregon Indian Education Association (OIEA) Annual Conference
The Oregon Indian Education Association is happy to announce that we will be holding an online conference this year! The committee decided to remain with last year’s theme which may represent many things: the strength of our communities and our perseverance, educational growth that reflects both old and new ways, as well as life ways and healing.
Please join us on April 30th – May 1st
Registration Fee: $40
If the registration fee is a barrier, please reach out to the OIEA Treasurer as partial scholarships are available. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oregon Indian Education Association (OIEA) represents American Indians, Alaska Natives, and collaborates with Native Hawaiians in schools, tribes, and communities in Oregon. OIEA has been in existence prior to 1974, with a handful of Native educators wanting to network and collaborate around Native issues.
Thursday – April 29, 2021
An Evening With Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
Friday – April 30, 2021
OUR ROOTS: The strength of our communities and our perseverance, educational growth that reflects both old and new ways, as well as life ways and healing
9:00 to 11:00am Welcome and Keynote Speakers:
Gabe Shoeships (Cayuse/Walla Walla) Executive Director,) Friends of Tryon Creek
Judy BlueHorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee) Portland State University Assistant Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies
11:00 to 12:00 pm LUNCH and OIEA and Leialoha Kaula: Kumu Hula Ka Lei Hali’a O Ka Lokelani
12:00 to 2:00pm Native Wellness Institute:
Jillene Joseph (Gros Ventre) Executive Director Native Wellness Institute OIEA meeting
Saturday – May 1, 2021
Tribal History/ Shared History (SB13) Oregon’s (K-12) historically accurate, culturally embedded, place-based, contemporary, and developmentally appropriate Native American/Alaska Native curriculum.
9:00 to 10:00am Opening and Keynote Speaker
Nicole Butler-Hooton (Siletz/Apache) : Oregon Teacher of the Year 2021
10:00 to 12:00pm Tribal History/ Shared History (SB 13) Updates: April Campbell (Grand Ronde) Director of Oregon Office of Indian Education and staff Breakout learning sessions
12:00 to 1:00pm Native Wellness Institute: Jillene Joseph
1 to 1:30 OIEA elections and membership meeting