HEAD TO THE HILL WITH NIEA
JOIN US FOR NIEA HILL DAY – FEBURARY 13-14, 2018
NIEA Hill Day will feature sessions to engage attendees on key issues in Native education and provide training for advocacy in the new national landscape. Sessions will focus on progress and challenges in the current national landscape for Native education, including:
- Administration Updates
- NIEA Teacher Campaign
- Budget & Appropriations
- College, Career, and Community Readiness
- Native Control of Native Education
Through a unique racial and social justice training with Minnesota Representative Peggy Flanagan, you can learn innovative approaches to effective engagement with local, state, and national officials to advance educational opportunities for Native students in your community.
Join us to learn from national experts and meet with congressional staff to advocate for the tools and resources necessary for Native students to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
To view the draft agenda for NIEA Hill Day 2018, please click here.
HOTEL & TRAVEL
Join NIEA at the Holiday Inn Washington – Capitol (550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024) from Monday, February 12, 2018-Wednesday, February 14, 2018 for scenic views and convenient access to Capitol Hill at a discounted price. Just steps from the Capitol building, Congressional offices, and the Department of Education, the Holiday Inn offers convenient access to all of your meetings.
Rate is $201.00 per night for Hill Day attendees. This rate does not include DC sales tax, currently 14.5%. You may book your reservations directly online by clicking on the weblink below or by calling 1-877-572-6951. Callers must reference booking code NE9. Credit card information is needed at time of reservation. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night’s room plus tax cancellation charge on credit card provided.
The deadline to make reservations is Monday, January 22, 2018. Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.
To book your discounted hotel room for Hill Day, please click here.
Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from the Washington metro area. Three primary airports serve the DC area:
- Reagan National Airport (DCA): Located nearest to the downtown area, Reagan National Airport is the most convenient option for attendees traveling to Capitol Hill. Taxi fare from the airport to Capitol Hill is approximately $15.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): Located nearly 30 miles north of DC, BWI is most accessible via the MARC train for $7 each direction. Taxi service from BWI to the Downtown area is approximately $90.
- Dulles International Airport (IAD): Located 45 miles from DC, Dulles is most accessible via taxi cab. Fare from Dulles to Capitol Hill is approximately $70.
Local shuttles provide service to and from the airport. Fare varies depending on the airport and van service selected. To find out more about booking an airport shuttle, please click here.
PREPARING FOR HILL DAY
NIEA Hill Day offers tribal members, Native educators, and allies the opportunity to engage with members of Congress to advocate on behalf of NIEA’s legislative priorities and speak about your work with Native students in your own community. Legislators look forward to hearing from tribal leaders and Native educators who are working to solve challenges for Native students in their community. Your voice and your stories are critical to illustrating issues in Native education and ensuring that Native students have access to the tools necessary for success in the classroom and beyond.
To find out more about how you can prepare to make your congressional visit a success, please click here.
To request help setting up your congressional meetings, please contact NIEA Legislative Fellow Adrianne Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARING FOR 2019 APPROPRIATIONS AND HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR NATIVE STUDENTS
Congress has delayed final decisions on appropriations for Native education. Join this webinar to get the latest information on funding for Fiscal Year 2018 and how you can prepare for 2019. Join us on January 18, 2018 to learn about funding for Indian Education Formula Grants (Title VI), Bureau of Indian Education Funding, and other key programs that impact Native students. During this webinar, we’ll also talk about how you can make a difference at Hill Day 2018.
To register for this webinar, please click here.