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.
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The theme for the 2018 Native American Critical Issues Conference is Bimaadziwin Nbiish Aawan! (Water is Life!). It will be held at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe’s Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on March 22-24, 2018.
Every Student Succeeds Act
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires tribal consultation. The Midwest Comprehensive Center, in collaboration with Dr. Nichole Bowman and Dr. Martin Reinhardt, developed two guides to assist tribes and school districts as they move forward in their efforts to meet these requirements. Links to the guides are included below.
See more links to important websites on our Resources page.
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
2017 Howard Kimewon