2019 Native American Critical Issues Conference


2019 Presenter Form (if it’s not working, try to right click on the link and select ‘Save Link As…’)

Date: March 7-9, 2019

Location: West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort in Traverse City, Michigan

Theme: Air – The Sacred Breath of Life

We originate from the sacred breath of the Creator, an expression of the first thought. As we breathe in the smoke from the pipe and exhale, our prayers are carried on eagle feathers as they fly into the air and touch the rest of creation. Our Native languages carry our cultural values and traditions from generation to generation. As Indigenous peoples, we have a responsibility to revitalize Native languages and protect Mother Earth so future generations will be able to hear and understand the voices of our ancestors. It is our duty to help heal the wounds caused by humans including those that have damaged the sky world. Our thoughts, narratives and our practices in traditional and scientific endeavors should be aligned with this theme to restore Mother Earth in order to provide for future generations.

Key-Note Speaker: Eric Hemenway, the Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records at Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Key Note Speaker Bio: Coming Soon!

Online Registration: Coming Soon!

*Note: The registration fee is $150 each for all attendees. The fee is non-refundable. If you have questions about registration fees, please see MIEC staff onsite at the Conference, or contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt at mreinhar@nmu.edu.

General Track Agenda: Coming Soon!

Youth Track Agenda: Coming Soon!

Vendors: Coming Soon!


West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort in Traverse City, Michigan

Call 1-800-888-8020 by Tuesday February 5, 2019 and use ID Michigan Indian Education Conference.

Conference rate is $89.95.

Conference Date

March 7-9, 2019

Conference Location

West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort in Traverse City, Michigan

General Track Conference Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, March 7, 2019

4-6pm Reception Dinner


Friday, March 8, 2019

7-8am Breakfast

8:30-10am Plenary Session

Opening Ceremony


General MIEC Election

Keynote Speaker

10:15-12:45pm Breakout Sessions

12:45-1:45 Lunch On Your Own

1:45-5:15pm Breakout Sessions

5:15-7pm Dinner On Your Own

5:15-7pm MIEC Business Meeting

7-8pm Breakout Sessions


Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:30-9:30am Plenary Session

9:45-Noon Breakout Sessions

12-1:30pm Plenary Session


MIEC Distinguished Service Award Presentation

Keynote Speaker

Closing Ceremony



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