2018 Native American Critical Issues Conference
Date: March 22-24, 2018
Location: Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Theme: Bimaadziwin Nbiish Aawan! (Water is Life!)
Water is the lifeblood of our Mother the Earth, it is sacred. Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes Region have always defined ourselves in relation to the water. It flows through us, and surrounds us. We have a sacred responsibility to protect the water. We recognize the importance of educating our society about the precarious state of water today, and efforts to protect it for future generations. Traditional knowledge and Western Science must come together to support our students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts which will be necessary for sustainability of our First Nations and Mother Earth.
Gwayakochigewin (Doing Things the Right Way)
Mshkikiwaaboo aan Nibiish (Water is Medicine)
Kichitwaawendaagwat Nbiiish (Water is Sacred)
Miigwetch Gzheminidoo Nbiish gaa miinshin (Thank you Creator for the water)
Key-Note Speaker: Gwe Gasco
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Online Registration: Click here for the link to Eventbrite where you can register for the conference.
*Note: Registration fees are non-refundable. If you have questions about registration fees, please see MIEC staff onsite at the Conference, or contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Track Agenda at a Glance: Click here to download the agenda at a glance.
Youth Track Agenda at a Glance: Click here to download the youth track agenda at a glance.
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