National Indian Education Association 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show

October 13-16, 2021
Omaha, Nebraska

Native Control of Native Education: A Time to Lead

 

FHI 360 has worked with our tribal partners for almost 30 years and is participating again in the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) convention and trade show. We are committed to working closely with leaders on programs that are customized for the needs of their communities.

 

We look forward to collaborating with everyone in Omaha. You can find a snapshot of our sessions and resources below. Visit us at booth #506 in Hall B to learn about our work with our partners.

Schedule

Justice and the Future of Work in Indian Country

Thursday, October 14
2:30–3:45PM CT, Room 202

In this interactive session, attendees will gain insights and share promising practices for young people affected by crime and incarceration. The session will include facilitated dialogue about FHI 360’s Compass Rose Collaborative, an education and workforce program supporting young adults reentering their communities after time in the justice system. Attendees will engage in a discussion on emerging opportunities for future leaders, to include FHI 360’s Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship, and the future of work in Indian country.

 

  • Presenters: Lisa Johnson, Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360 and Caitlin Dawkins, Director, Justice Programs, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360

Tiwahe Means Family

Friday, October 15
9:30–10:45AM CT, Room 209

Program evaluators share testimonials of their journey to braid and interweave indigenous voices, experiences and understandings as they deconstruct research methodologies for program evaluations.

 

  • Presenter: Pam Carter, Director, Research and Evaluation, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360

Tiwahe Integrating Family, Community and Tribal Services: Learnings from an External Evaluation

Friday, October 15
1:00–2:15PM CT, Room 213

Five tribal nations and one tribal consortium have piloted a new approach to self-determined, culturally responsive and coordinated social services as part of the Tiwahe initiative. Tiwahe provided resources for tribal governments and social service agencies to assess their community’s needs and design their own models to improve education, health and well-being. In this workshop, participants can learn about the findings of the external evaluation of the Tiwahe initiative and discuss the implications for families, communities and tribes.

 

  • Presenters: Pam Carter, Director, Research and Evaluation, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360 and Caitlin Rose Dailey, Senior Research Associate, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360

The full Workshop Session Agenda can be found here.

Also attending are

  • Caitlin Rose Dailey , Senior Research Associate
  • Lisa Suits , Communications Specialist
  • Media Inquiries

    For any onsite questions about the event or how we can help, reach out to our FHI 360 media contact.
    Allison Bozniak
    Associate Director for Corporate and Regional Communications
    Lead photo credit: FatCamera/iStock