Please join the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) on October 5 and 6, for rich discussions highlighting scientific research and successful early child development programs in Indian country. We also will share strategies to elevate early childhood development as a policy priority in Indian country and sustain funding.
To broaden perspectives and promote collaboration, the CICD encourages attendance of small teams from American Indian and Alaska Native communities consisting of leaders of early childhood development programs and tribal government representatives, tribal leaders, or elders. Also attending will be non-profit organizations and government agencies that manage funding and technical assistance for early childhood development initiatives in Indian country.
Speakers and panelists include:
Brooke Ammann, Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School
Kathleen Annette, Blandin Foundation
Josie Chase, Oglala Lakota College
Terry Cross, National Indian Child Welfare Association
Jackie Dionne, Minnesota Department of Health
Barb Fabre, White Earth Band of Chippewa
Anita Fineday, Casey Family Programs – Indian Child Welfare Program
Michael Goze, American Indian Community Development Corporation
Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota
Matthew Rama, Thunder Valley CDC – Lakota Immersion Childcare
Art Rolnick, University of Minnesota
Betty Jane Schaaf, Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Program
Linda Smith, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Anton Treuer, Bemidji State University
Lori Watso,Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, American Indian College Fund
Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, University of New Mexico (invited)
In addition, the conference includes sessions to facilitate networking and idea sharing through roundtable discussions.
There is no charge for this “invitation only” event; conference registration is required. Please register early as space is limited.