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.

Gwayakocchilgewin (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: TBD

Online Registration: Coming Soon

*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 mreinhar@nmu.edu.

Agenda at a Glance: Click here to download the agenda at a glance.

Vendors: Click here to download the 2018 Vendor Form

Accommodations: Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort



Other Downloads:

2018 Presenter Form

2018 Sponsor Letter






Conference Date

March 22-24, 2018

Conference Location

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Conference Schedule

Coming Soon!

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