Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The 8th Annual U. P. Indian EducatorÂ’s Conference will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at Northern Michigan University, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The conference is designed to empower K-12 educators with knowledge and skills to deliver quality, standards-based education about Native American issues. This year’s theme is “Expanding the Circle for Native American Inclusion in the Classroom.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Sandra Fox, author of the Creating Sacred Places Curriculum, will give the keynote address. She will discuss “Standards-based education and culturally-responsive education: Does it have to be either/or?”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Martin Reinhardt, director of the NMU Center for Native American Studies, said: “We chose the theme of an expanding circle to signify the idea of reaching out to educators across the curriculum disciplines. We are promoting the belief that Native American perspectives can be infused throughout subject areas and that this knowledge uplifts all students regardless of their background.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  There is a $20 registration fee. NMU students who present their university IDs will be admitted free to individual sessions. To register or for more information call the Center for Native American Studies at 906-227-2374.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman