About MIEC

The Michigan Indian Education Council (MIEC) formed in 1977 and subsequently incorporated as a voluntary not-for-profit 501c3 organization in 1994. We are an advocacy organization concerned with Native American education throughout the State of Michigan. We host an annual Native American Critical Issues Conference. The location of the Conference varies as do the sponsors. The conference attracts a broad range of people interested in Indian education issues including teachers, policy makers, Title VI Indian Education Act programs, tribal schools, tribal colleges, tribal education departments, and Native American studies programs. It also includes a professional and youth track. Click here for online registration or visit the conference page for other options.

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MIEC Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2004      Robert Van Alstine

2005      Victoria Miller

2006      Helen Roy

2007      Paul Johnson

2008      Kenny Pheasant

2009      George Cornell

2010      Richard Sgarlotti

2011      Linda Keway

2012      Joseph Webster

2013      Arthur Brant

2014      Ziibiwing Cultural Society

2015     Eva Petoskey

2016     Sharon Kota

Conference Date

March 23-25, 2017

Conference Location

Northern Michigan University

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 23rd
4:00-6:00pm Reception / Opening Ceremony
6:00-8:00pm Pre-Conference Meetings

Friday, March 24th
9:00-10:15am Plenary Session
10:30-11:45am Breakout Sessions
12:00-12:30pm Networking
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:45-4:00pm Breakout Sessions
4:15-4:45pm MIEC Business Meeting/Elections
5:00-6:00pm Dinner Break
7:00-9:00pm Cultural Activities

Saturday, March 25th
9:45-12:00pm Breakout Sessions
12:00-1:30pm Lunch / Plenary Session / Closing Ceremony

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