National Indian Education Association 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show
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.
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.
Program evaluators share testimonials of their journey to braid and interweave indigenous voices, experiences and understandings as they deconstruct research methodologies for program evaluations.
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.