Native American Critical Issues 52nd Annual Conference

Native American Critical Issues 52nd Annual Conference

Hosted on Zoom March 10-12, 2022, 8:30-2pm ET by the Michigan Indian Education Council

The 2022 theme is Jichag: Seeking Balance and Centering Identity

Registration is now open!

Visit for more information and to register. Registration is $150 and includes an additional Eventbrite service fee.

Join us for 3 conference tracks, including

  • 2 General Tracks, for the general public and professionals
  • 1 Youth Track, for young professionals, students, or college-aged students who may be involved in Native American Student Organizations
  • 6 Plenary sessions
  • 9 Breakout sessions
  • 2 Pre-Conference Networking Café sessions everyday March 10-12, 8:30-9am to chat with other attendees
  • 2 Vendor Booths March 10-11, 12:45-1:45pm to/ meet with organizations and service providers
  • Access to presentation materials after the conference

Session Topics

  • Claiming and Centering Identity with FireKeeper’s Daughter Author, Angeline Boulley
  • Anishinaabe Comedy Hour with Comedian Johnny R. Ojibwe Outlaw
  • Beauty and Humor: Countering Generational Trauma Through Journaling, Sketching, and Lyrics
  • Michigan Indian Education Townhall
  • How Climate Change affects our Cultural Centering
  • A Family’s Perspective on Boarding School Survival
  • Native Inclusion Initiatives at Universities
  • Destressing in the Time of COVID
  • and more!

Call for Presenters! Closes today, 2/3/22

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Share your product, service, or information as a Vendor! Application closes 2/14/22

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Be listed as a vendor on the conference website and meet one-on-one with attendees in a Breakout Room during 2 virtual Vendor Booths, March 10 & 11, 2022, 12:45-1:45pm ET.
Vendor fees are $50 by mail or $50 plus service fee via Eventbrite.

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