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2014 AIEA YOUTH CONFERENCE
FRIENDLY REMINDER: All 7-12th grade American Indian students and chaperones are welcome to the 2014 AIEA YOUTH CONFERENCE, February 9 & 10, 2014 at the University of Arizona!! GET REGISTERED NOW!!!

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AIEA YOUTH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – SEND ALL CHECKS AND PURCHASE ORDERS TO: AIEA, P.O. Box 13402, Phoenix, Arizona 85002. Any questions call Kathy Savala, 602-257-4051.

• W9 requests: contact Kathy Savala at Kathy.savala@phxschools.org

• Registration is on-going, including ON-SITE registration. BUT CALL in your student and chaperone count BY FEBRUARY 3, 2014 to Theresa at 480-472-0582. Even though your registration process may not be completed, this count would ensure that you are included in the MEALS!

• HOTEL DEADLINES:
Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel – January 16, 2014
Aloft Tucson University Hotel – has extended reservation deadline to JANUARY 24, 2014

Special 'Thank You' goes out to our Sponsor: The Cocopah Tribe

Conference Highlights:KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Adrienne Keene, Doctoral Student
Adrienne Keene is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a doctoral student in Culture, Communities and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research focuses on college access for Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) students and the role of precollege access programs in student success. In addition to her research, she is also dedicated to pushing back against stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native peoples on her blog, Native Appropriations (nativeappropriations.com), which has received national and international attention as a voice on contemporary Indigenous issues. Currently, she is a visiting predoctoral fellow at the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University.

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Dr. Ned Norris, Jr., Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman for a second four year from Fresnal Canyon, Baboquivari District. He has a prestigious background of serving his community and holding leadership and board positions. Which includes being elected as Tohono O’odham Vice Chairman, Vice President for the National Congress of American Indians-Western Area, and he completed a six-year term with the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council appointment as tribal judge, the last three of those years as Chief Judge. In May, Chairman Norris was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from the University of Arizona.


The purpose of the AIEA is:

♦ To provide channels of communication among Indian education programs including prekindergarten through higher education . . .

♦ To ensure the delivery of effective education services by Indian education agencies through collaboration with other federal, state, and tribal programs . . .

♦ To serve as a network for information regarding, among other things, parent and youth conferences, curriculum and instructional activities, new Indian education programs . . .

♦ To provide professional development activities and/or training.

The mission of the Arizona Indian Education Association is

♦ to develop educational strategies and activities consistent with Arizona’s academic standards and to provide research and resources to Arizona schools for their American Indian students to achieve academic excellence through culturally responsive education.

AIEA Scholarships Are Now Available!

The Arizona Indian Education Association (AIEA) is proud to announce the availability of scholarships for American Indian students to support their educational goals. The awards recognize American Indian youth who demonstrate exemplary achievement in academics, community service, and leadership, and who consistently participate in cultural activities.

Three awards at $100 each will be given to junior high students, five awards at $300 each will be given to high school students, and three awards at $500 each will be given to college students. The recipients of the AIEA Scholarship will be presented their awards at the upcoming AIEA American Indian Youth Conference which will be held in October 29-30, 2012 at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

AIEA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of educators and community members dedicated to improving the K-12, and college education of American Indian students in Arizona. The mission of AIEA is to develop educational strategies and activities consistent with Arizona's academic standards and to provide research and resources to Arizona schools for their American Indian students to achieve academic excellence through culturally responsive education.

The deadline to submit an application is September 7, 2012. For questions, please contact Ms. Kathy Savala at (602) 257-4051 or kathy.savala@phxelem.k12.az.us.

AIEA Scholarship Criteria describes who you should nominate for an AIEA Scholarship.
AIEA Scholarship Application is for you to use to nominate an outstanding student.

2013-2014 Executive Officers

AIEA President: Elaine Kasch
Email: Ekasch@fusd1.org
Phone: 928-527-6164

AIEA Vice President: Theresa Natoni Price
Email: tnprice@mpsaz.org
Phone: 480-472-0582

Last Updated: Tuesday January 16, 2014 Contact the AIEA President