Idaho Indian Education Summit “Redressing Cultural Capital” is Next Week

Published July 13, 2018

FORT HALL — The 2018 Idaho Indian Education Summit is next week, July 16-17, 2018 in Fort Hall at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center. The regional Education Summit will provide engaging and thought-provoking educational and historical sessions, networking breaks, reservation tours of the Fort Hall Reservation, a historical clothing show, curriculum writing for teachers grades K-12, Understanding cultural sensitivity, addressing diversity in education, and meet ISU’s new President Kevin Satterlee.

This year’s summit is the state’s largest Indian Education Summit to date with an excellent lineup of professional presenters and speakers, and a diverse array of tribal and non-tribal educational experts on higher education and tribal history. The focus of the Idaho Indian Education Summit is to help educators identify strategies and obtain knowledge they can use in the classroom to promote equitable learning practices for American Indian Students.

Door prizes will be provided to registered participants during the Network breaks, Tribal Arts & Crafts vendors will be available on site to purchase local handmade beadwork and art, and an evening Historical Clothing show of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes from the 1860s to the 1940s. This runway-style Clothing Show will provide an opportunity to experience the culture and history from those time periods. The evening show also features a comedy show by local tribal member Mike Mendez who has opened for nationally known Latino comedian Gabriel Iglesias.

Also, the first 100 paid registrants will receive a new book, ‘Awakening Cultural Understandings of Idaho’s Five Tribes.’ Online registration for the summit is closed and the registration fee per person is $100 (includes book, evening show, breakfast, lunch and dinner). On-site registration the same day of the event will also be available (cash or card). The summit will also provide teacher in service credits (must attend entire summit to receive credit).

The event is sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education, the Idaho State Board of Education, Idaho State University and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

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