by Native News Network Staff in Native Currents. Discussion »
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - Sam Deloria, the former director of the American Indian Law Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Michigan Indian Education Council’s Native American Critical Issues Conference at the Marriott East Lansing at University Place in East Lansing, Michigan.
This year’s conference theme is “Honoring Identity and Embracing Diversity.” Conference planners have designed a program to discuss challenges and strategies for respecting our culture and honoring the diversity within Anishinabe communities. The Anishinabe culture and identity are defined to set the stage for the discussion of educational theory and its application among conference participants.
The conference begins on Thursday, March 9 and concludes by mid-afternoon Saturday, March 11.
“I am looking forward to coming to Michigan for this conference. I hear Michigan has exciting things taking place in education and I look forward to this visit”.Said Deloria
Deloria currently is the director of the American Indian Graduate Center in Albuquerque. Previously, he enjoyed success as the director of the American Indian Law Center for 36 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University, where he also attended law school.
Additionally, Deloria was the founder and first Secretary General of World Council of Indigenous Peoples and the founder of the Commission on State-Tribal Relations.
For a complete agenda, please visit the Native American Critical Issues Conference website.
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