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Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 
300 Tijeras Ave NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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DoubleTree Albuquerque 
210 Marquette Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Thursday October 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM MDT
Sunday October 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM MDT

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Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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NIEA 42nd ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADESHOW - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Together we stand firmly rooted in our traditions, culture, and languages.  We look towards a future of common ground among all those involved in educating our Native children. Welcome to the convention and Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values!

Printable Call to Convention Here it is! The 2011 Call to Convention! This document contains all the information you need regarding this year's convention. The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is proud to announce the 42nd Annual Convention that brings together Indian leaders, congressional representatives, and educators from throughout the United States and Canada. Forums and workshops will be held for educators to share concerns, ideas, and solutions to education-related issues that affect Native communities. Topics from early childhood through postsecondary education will be discussed. We hope to bring in the highest attendance ever at this year’s convention.

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General (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian) $450/$500

Associate (Non-Native, Advocate) $450/$500

Elder (60 years or older) $100/$150

Student High School (7th –12th) $100/$150

Student Post Secondary (attending college) $150/$200

Lifetime Member (NIEA Past President/Educator of the Year) Complimentary

Pre-Registration (Deadline: 9/23/2011)/On-Site (After: 9/24/2011)

The registration link above is for credit card use (preferred). If you are paying by check, continue to use this online form and click on the 'pay by check' option. Checks MUST arrive in the NIEA office within ten days of online registration or registration will not be considered. Registration fee is non-refundable. NO exceptions. If you are faxing registration, DO NOT FAX registration form without payment. Registration forms without payment or copies of checks do not constitute payment. NIEA does not accept purchase orders.

Invoices can be processed for a $50 fee. Continue to use this option and use 'pay by check' option. After please, email and notify NIEA that you need an invoice sent. NIEA annual membership is included in the registration fee. An amount not less than $10 from each registration fee will go toward the NIEA Endowment Fund.

Register Now + AISES! NIEA members are invited to enjoy a joint membership with AISES, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Founded in 1977, AISES, has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields—as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES “Educator” members can take advantage of exciting benefits. (Registration + $30). Rules and regulations are the same as the regular registration.


Submit a Workshop Proposal! PLEASE READ: Presentations can be up to ninety (90) minutes in length and may be repeated (space permitting). Workshop meeting rooms accommodate 10-75 people. Presenters must conduct their workshops at the designated time and location. “No shows” or cancellations place an unfair burden on convention organizers and are unfair to participants who are interested in the presentation topic. Confirmations will be e-mailed August 29, 2011. No honoraria or expenses will be paid to the presenters by NIEA or by the host Local Planning Committee. Audio/visual order forms will be sent with workshop confirmation notice. Please report to the PRESENTER’S CHECK-IN to verify room assignment, and receive name badge, receipt, and evaluation package. All workshop rooms are set up theater style with one head table. NIEA does not provide storage and assume liability or responsibility for damaged or lost equipment.

Tribal Leaders' One Day Registration (Wednesday)

This event is one day before the convention. The link above is for online registration (preferred). This is an exciting event created just for our Tribal Leaders and their council members where government education entities can share openly and honestly about what is working, or not working, in their communities.
USDoE ED TA Day (Wednesday) The Office of Indian Education in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invites you to participate in the Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day scheduled for October 26, 2011. The purpose of this day is to provide tribal and community leaders, and Indian education stakeholders a greater awareness of ED grant programs and to inform, update, and provide guidance on a myriad of programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native students nationwide. ED Senior Management Leaders and key grant program officials will lead discussions, share information, and provide direct feedback on applying for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Federal education grant assistance and how to meet grant program requirements.  The workshops are targeted to promote awareness, cross-program collaboration, coordination and communication at all levels and focus on increasing academic success for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Youth Day Registration (Friday)

The Youth Day at the 42nd Annual NIEA Convention is a special event designed exclusively for 7th – 12th grade students. The registration fee is limited to only one attendee for one day, Friday, October 28, 2011. If the student/chaperone is attending the entire convention, then they must register at the regular convention rates and complete the NIEA Convention Registration Form.

Sponsor the ConventionGenerous donors and sponsors just like you understand the importance of this very unique convention. At this meeting place, we are able to bring together the brightest minds and best practices and share them with our valuable members. With your financial support, we can bring education equity to Native students all over the United States. Please help us make this year that much better!

Be an Exhibitor or Vendor at the Trade Show

Always a highlight of our annual conventions! The trade show is a great place to showcase the latest educations resources and tools, introduce your company or college to interested members, and sell to our members who are ready to buy your goods and services.

Run for the NIEA BoardThe NIEA Board of Directors consists of twelve (12) seats held by ten (10) General Board Members and two (2) Student Board Members. For the 2011 Board of Directors election, there will be four (4) General Board Member vacancies and no Student Board Member vacancies. NIEA General Board of Directors serve a three-year term and must remain members in good standing for the duration of their three-year term of office.
Collegiate Scholarships The late John C. Rouillard (Santee Dakota Sioux) tirelessly championed Kumeyaay language courses at San Diego State University in California. Alice Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche) was the Director of the Sands Springs Indian Education Program in Lawton, Oklahoma. We honor these individuals with our annual collegiate scholarships to assist those persuing higher education.
Nominate a Member for an Annual Award! The members you are about to nominate must have made outstanding contributions to Native education! Only NIEA voting members may nominate and/or be nominated for awards. Awardees will be recognized and honored at the Annual Gala Awards Banquet. Your presence is required. Finalists will be notified by August 1, 2011 of their nomination and award status. Expenses such as Convention registration, lodging and transportation are the responsibility of the nominating individual or organization. Nominator and nominee must hold current membership status. NIEA will verify nominator and nominee membership status.