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National Indian Education Association
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Indian Education Association will honor eight Native individuals and one school at their 40th annual convention on October 22-25 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Those honored have impacted the world of education by changing and improving students' lives, and by promoting dialog about Native education issues, both locally and nationally.
“Every year, we recognize the importance of leaders who are found in our classrooms, our homes and our communities," said Robert Cook (Oglala Lakota Tribe), NIEA president "This year has particular importance. The awardees’ contributions have demonstrated the encompassing value of what it is to be a leader, celebrated also in NIEA’s forty years of advocacy. They remind us that we must listen to children to improve the future. We must know our communities’ needs, recognize our students’ strengths, and listen to their answers. These remarkable people and this school are true examples of who can see that need and see the hope we have in our Native children, and our belief that students are the foundation on which all successful communities rest. On behalf of NIEA and the board of directors, I praise these awardees for their humble work on behalf of Native students and children.”
Founded in 1970, The National Indian Education Association is anorganization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students while protecting their cultural and linguistic traditions.
For more information or tickets, please visit www.niea.org or call 202-544-7290.
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