Become a Member

Become a Member of NIEA

NIEA is the only national organization advocating for improved educational opportunities to enable all Native students to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Founded in 1969 by Native educators, NIEA equips all advocates with the knowledge and tools needed to support Native students in reaching their full potential. As a member you support NIEA’s capacity to provide better services for our American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI, AN, NH) students and their advocates.

NIEA is a member driven organization, eligible voting members (Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians, and American Indians over the age of 18) guide NIEA’s policy work through resolutions and elect members to the NIEA Board of Directors.

NIEA memberships are annual memberships and run through the calendar year, regardless of the date of purchase.

Membership Pricing and Benefits

Basic Level Membership: $80

  • $40 discount on NIEA Convention registration fee
  • 10% off NIEA merchandise and resources
  • Monthly Broadcasts and Webinars
  • Advance invitations to NIEA Events (Convention, NIEA on the Hill, and NIEA Webinars)

Professional Membership: $150 – All of the above, plus

  • $75 discount on NIEA Convention registration fee
  • 15% off NIEA merchandise and resources
  • 15% Discount on Continuing Education Units (CEUs) during NIEA Convention or through NIEA Professional Development trainings.
  • Annual subscription to Journal of American Indian Education

Premium Membership: $200, All of the above, plus 

  • $150 discount on NIEA Convention registration fee
  • 20% of NIEA merchandise and resources
  • Eligible for priority registration at NIEA Convention, webinars, and NIEA on the Hill.
  • 15% discount on NIEA fee-based trainings
  • Recognition in the NIEA Annual Report

If you are interested in becoming a member, but would like to learn more about the voting process, please visit the links below.

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

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