Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM MDT
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM MDT

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St. Stephens Indian School 
128 Mission Road
St. Stephens, WY 82524

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Rob Black 
Wyoming Department of Education 
(307) 777-3747 




Terra Hernandez 
Wyoming Department of Education 



The Wyoming Department of Education invites you to attend the 8th annual

Native American Education Conference

August 8-9, 2017, at St. Stephens Indian School
Four miles southwest of Riverton, Wyo.




OPENING KEYNOTE - Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.


Each conference participant will receive a free copy of Steve's book, "Motivate This! How to Start Each Day with an Unstoppable Attitude to Succeed Regardless of Your Circumstances"

Steve RizzoF

Keynote: Get Your SHIFT Together!

How to Think, Laugh and Enjoy Your Way to Success in Life

Who says you have to “get serious” to get everything you want out of life? According to Steve Rizzo, you simply need to shift your attitude to get the ball rolling, both at work and in your personal life. Steve will share the practices that led to his incredible success.

Breakout speakers include

  • Ahniwake Rose - ESSA Tribal Consultation: A Critical Turning Point
  • Tillie Jenkins, Randee Iron Cloud, Theron Spoonhunter and others - Native Handgames
  • Elk Sage/Allison Sage - Northern Arapaho Horse Culture
  • Jason Cummins - Stories: Moving Toward a Culturally Responsive Experience
  • Iva Moss-Redman, Michael Redman - Computer Gaming: Using the Culture to Help Students Code
  • Dallas Myers - Walking the High Road  with Two Right Shoes on Your Left Foot
  • Northern Arapaho elders - Creating the Arapaho Language App for Smart Phones
  • Darrah Perez - The Power of Perception: Using the 5 Senses
  • Frank No Runner - A Successful Parent Advisory Council
  • Avis Garcia - Warrior Scholars - Storytellers and Education for Social Justice
  • Chad Lemley - Language Arts and Math Engagement Strategies
  • Cody Gion - Guidelines for Teaching Native Students: Recent Literature
  • Finn Thye - Native Language Technology to Reduce Suicide
  • Terry Dugas, Michelle Hoffman - Lesson Plans on the Wind River Tribes (click here for Powerpoint)
  • Jason Baldes, Tom - Wind River Tribal History for All
  • Victor Woods - It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish
  • Chesie Lee - Implicit Bias & White Privilege
  • Rosemarie Johnson - Promoting Success & Engagement in Native Students
  • Johnna Nunez, Aldora White Eagle - Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Tim McGowan & Pine Ridge High School Students - Networks of Support - Peer Youth Leaders
  • Lance Geode - Transitions to Higher Education
  • Dr. Joy Mockelmann - Transforming Public Education (click here for Powerpoint)
  • President Brad Tyndall & Ivan Posey - CWC Institute for Tribal Learning (click here for Powerpoint)
  • Laurene Hines - The Best Kept Secret on the Reservation: Early Intervention
  • AnnMaria Rousey De Mars - Helping Youth Become Producers (Not Just Consumers) of Technology
  • Nathan Doerr/Gretchen Henrich - Virtual Field Trips of Wyoming's History

Click Here for a Complete List of Speaker Bios and Presentation Descriptions

Click Here for the Schedule at a Glance

At this conference, you will...

  • Acquire tools for engaging and improving achievement of Native American students, and provide opportunities in reaching at-risk students.
  • Attain skills addressing prevention of suicide.
  • Honor Native American history, culture and traditions.
  • Engage with educators, students, parents and community members.
  • Celebrate Wyoming's "Indian Ed for All Students" legislation.
  • Enjoy youth outdoors activities to connect back to Nature.

Sign Up for a 4-Hour Certificated Suicide Prevention Workshop

Everyone is invited!

  • Students, parents, educators, tribal, and community members
  • Registration fee: $25.00
  • All K-12 and postsecondary students are FREE!
  • Lunch will be provided.

The conference is brought to you by the Wyoming Tribal Children's Triad, St. Stephens Indian School, Fremont County Schools in Fort Washakie, Arapahoe, Riverton and Lander, and the Wyoming Department of Education.

Arrive a day early and join the fun of the first Native American Education Conference Meet and Greet Golf Challenge

  • Monday, Aug. 7, 2:30 pm
  • Riverton Country Club
  • 4-Person Scramble
  • $57 per person
  • Cost includes green fees, cart, prizes and dinner

CALL Tyrel Teran to REGISTER for the GOLF SCRAMBLE AT (307) 840-2717