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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Register for 51st Annual Critical Issues Conference March 11-13

The 51st Annual Native American Critical Issues Conference hosted by the Michigan Indian Education Council

More information at

March 11-13, 2021, 9-12:30pm ET on Zoom

click here to REGISTER

Download the agenda at glance here. 

Download the save the date flyer here.

Session Topics

  • Cultural Uses of Fire
  • Indigenous Foraging, Cooking, and Eating
  • Fire Ring in the Mackinac Straits
  • Ishkode: The Language of Fire
  • Fired Up: Activism in Indian Country, Past and Present
  • Tri-Lateral Indian Education Panel
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Panel
  • Rematriation and Pedagogical Reform in K-12 Systems
  • Treaty Rights and Water Habitat
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Country Keynote
  • Native American Student Organizations Meet and Greet: Our College Experience
  • Graduate School 101
  • Native Scholar Network Summit Keynote
  • Decolonizing NASO
  • and more!


Click here to register for $150 on Eventbrite and receive access to the password protected Participant Portal. The Participant Portal at contains the Zoom links needed to gain access to the conference.

More information and registration at

Call for Proposals: Critical Issues Conference

Native American Critical Issues Conference

Call for Workshops

“Visioning Our Future, Celebrating Our Traditions”

The Michigan Indian Education Council invites you to submit workshop proposals on issues related to Native American education.

Selected proposals will be invited to present at the Critical Issues Conference on March 12-14, 2009.

We invite you to share your programs and perspectives on American Indian issues.

Workshop Proposal forms may be downloaded at our web site , which is

Please submit one copy of the proposal form by
November 1, 2008 to:
PO Box 378
Haslett, MI 48840

Notification of acceptance will be made by January 2009