Hosted at March 9-11, 2023
on-site at the Kewadin Casinos, Hotel and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Native American Critical Issues
53rd Annual Conference
The 2023 theme is Aanji-aki:
The Changing Earth & Indigenous Adaptation
Registration is open!
Click below to register for $150 on Eventbrite.
Prior to the event, you'll receive access to the password protected Participant Portal to join the virtual conference.
Registration includes an Eventbrite service fee and is non-refundable. If you have questions about fees, such as a request for financial hardship support, contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt.
Organizations and individuals that have previously made arrangements to pay for their registration with a check should submit them to:
"Michigan Indian Education Council"
C/O Melinda Hernandez
101 Loree Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Meet the Presenters
Distinguished Service Awardee
announced at the Opening Ceremony
and Day 3 Keynote
Enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Boulley is a storyteller with a #1 NYT Bestseller, a former tribal education director, and a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Day 2 Featured Presenter
Since breaking into comedy in 2009, Jonny R. has performed all over the country, including the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA. His bold, brutally honest style comes from being born on the south side of Minneapolis, MN and raised in the Red Lake Nation. He’s featured in the book We Had a Little Real Estate Problem by comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff as well as the upcoming documentary Rez Comedy.”
"Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn and grow."
Attendee, 2021 Virtual Conference