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Hosted March 9-11, 2023 

on-site at the Kewadin Casinos Hotel and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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Native American Critical Issues
53rd Annual Conference 

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The 2023 theme is Aanji-aki:
The Changing Earth & Indigenous Adaptation

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Agenda at a glance 

See the topics below

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We can't wait to see you there

General Track topics

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robin Clark “Giizhik's Teachings on Adaptation & Education”

The Anishinaabemowin Blossom Project

AIHEC Student Success Initiatives at TCU’s

Maawndonganan and Professional Development

City of Marquette Cultural Trails

Updates on ICWA & Michigan Indian Family Preservation

An Introduction to Tribal Health (AITH) Circle Curriculum


Food Trauma, Resilience, and Flourishing in American Indian Communities

Panel Discussion on Place & Climate

Michigan Inter-Tribal Land Grant Extension System (MILES): Three Land Grant Institutions

Is My Prayer Protected? Analyzing Public vs. Private Speech in School

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Boarding School Study Roundtable Discussion

13 Moons of Anishinaabe *Nutrition: Onaabani Giizis (Snow Crust Moon-March)

*Includes Indigenous Teas and Cookies)

Nanabush University: Reclaiming Education Through Anishinaabeg Immersion

Adaptation for the Indigenous Community and for the Family

Youth Track topics

Growing Up NDN

Youth Talking Circle

Arts & Crafts Circle

Reclaiming Seeds as Relatives

Fun with Food Sovereignty!

Plus all Plenary Sessions

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"Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn and grow."

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