BECOME A MEMBER

When you become an NIEA Member, you are joining a network of dedicated Native education advocates working to ensure educational equality for all Native students. With opportunities to access important and exclusive information and resources, NIEA provides members with the tools needed to ensure academic success for the Native students in their community.

NIEA membership is divided into voting and non-voting members. Our members guide our organization’s mission and provide the critical link between local communities and the advocacy done on the national level. NIEA voting members vote on proposed Resolutions during our annual Convention and elect members to our Board of Directors. These actions ensure that NIEA adheres to and listens to the needs of our membership.

For more information on the Resolution Process, please click here.

For more information on the Board of Director Elections, please click here.

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the NIEA Webinar Series.
    • NIEA members receive free access to all NIEA Webinars and have exclusive access to the NIEA ESSA Webinar Series.
    • Recorded NIEA Webinars are available only to NIEA members.
  • Legislative Broadcasts
    • Press releases and information surrounding legislation that impact Native students are of particularly high value. Our Members Only Broadcast ensures members receive all factsheets/informational blurbs that are necessary to give members an accurate description of legislative issues.
  • Access
    • NIEA membership is given first-opportunity to register for the “NIEA World Café Series.”
    • NIEA membership is given first-opportunity to register for the “NIEA Webinar Series.”
    • NIEA membership only is given chance to attend “NIEA Information Sessions” opportunities for membership to ask questions in specific areas (ESSA, PD, etc) held in webinar form with NIEA staff.
  • NIEA Convention
    • NIEA members receive a discounted rate at our NIEA Convention and Trade Show.

Membership Pricing

General Member | $100
Any AI, AN, NH US citizen 18 years and older (voting)

Associate Member | $100
Any non-Native US citizen 18 years and older (non-voting)

International Member | $100
Any non-US citizen 18 years and older (non-voting)

Elder Member | $50
Any AI, AN, NH US citizen 60 years and older (voting)

 Student – Post-secondary Member | $50
Any AI, AN, NH or non-Native full-time student attending a higher education institution 18 years and older (voting)

Student – High School Member | $50
Any AI, AN, NH or non-Native full-time student attending high school full-time under the age of 18 years old (non-voting)