Please join us to learn more about the central themes and topics of Hmong and Native Indigenous Education and help us in developing a strategic plan for the future of Indigenous Education in Wisconsin including First Nations and Hmong communities.
Native American Community of Madison
MARCH 17, 2012 | Widening the Circle Summit | Widening the Circle Summit Conference & Strategic planning on the future of Indigenous Education | Friday – Saturday | March 30th – March 31st | Trainings/Workshops/Presentations/Exhibits | Hmong Cultural & Community Center | 1815 Ward Ave. La Crosse, WI | For more information or to register please contact: Pa Houa Vang | Indigenouseducation@Gmail.Com | Act31.Weebly.Com | Nacomadison.Wordpress.Com
Settled after 35 years, Hmong must decide: What is next?
You are invited! Please join us to learn more about the central themes and topics of Hmong and Native Indigenous Education and help us in developing a strategic plan for the future of Indigenous Education in Wisconsin including First Nations and Hmong communities. The Summit will be a time to reconnect with others working in Indigenous Education and network with new allies. It will help to build partnerships and projects, and to exhibit and display the things that you have been working on for helpful suggestions from peers and colleagues. This will be a time of positive pause and reflection to ensure a cooperative path forward.
Summit Components Conference Friday – Saturday
– Indigenous Education – Curriculum Infusion. – Tribal culture – Authenticating Resources. – Current Policy Context – US Assimilation Policy. – Role of Art and Theatre – Role of Advocacy. – Social Justice – Bias. – Native & Hmong history, culture. – Critical Theory and Deficit Model. – Intergenerational Healing/Historical Trauma.
Strategic Planning Saturday – Sunday
Visions for Widening the Circle Symposium. What work are we doing in WI/MN? What specific policy goals should we be focusing on? Act 31, Hmong Education and Migration Bill, NCLB, American Indian Studies in higher education, Indigenous language, others. How do we help and bring together current programs? WTC, HONOR, Full Circle, HMAA, Summer Institute, outreach, FNTRC, others. How can we better work together with WIEA, Tribes, AIS Consortium, others?
Where Do We Go from Here? Envisioning and Developing Something Greater
An Indigenous Education Institute. This summit is free and open to the public. Fully accessible. Meals are provided. Please see the schedule at Act31.Weebly.Com.