OU’s Aii to Host 2015 Indian Education Summit

Aii LogoThe American Indian Institute (Aii) will host the 2015 Indian Education Summit, June 29-30, at the National Center for Employee Development (NCED) Conference Center and Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma. This summit is hosted in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the University of Oklahoma Outreach, and the South Central Comprehensive Center at the University of Oklahoma.

This event will address a variety of culturally-relevant educational issues in the Native American community. The conference strands for this year are college and career readiness standards, culture and language, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and tribal services. PK-12 educators, administrators, counselors, Indian education directors, tribal service providers, civic and community organization leaders, legislators and state offices, BIA/BIE/HIS employees, and members of the higher education community are all encouraged to attend.

Regular registration is open through June 17 and the cost is $250 for the full 2-day event. The registration fee includes all conference materials and meals. Late and on-site registration will be available after June 17.

The American Indian Institute was established in 1951 at the University of Oklahoma as a nonprofit Native American service, training, and research organization. It provides numerous outreach services including health promotion and disease prevention, Indian education, art, culture, and language preservation, and tribal leadership and organization development. Aii has formed collaborative partnerships with American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Canadian First Nation tribes and bands. For more information on services, conferences, and to register for each, visit www.aii.ou.edu.