Head to the Hill with NIEA 2020– February 4-6


NIEA Hill Day features one-of-a-kind Native Education advocacy sessions to engage, update, and inform attendees on key issues current to Native education. Our action driven Capitol Hill event provides training for real Native advocacy for the current national landscape. As NIEA prepares emerging and seasoned advocates in the days before Hill visits, informational sessions focus on progress and how to address recent challenges for Native education. We cover several key areas, including:

  • Advocacy Training
  • Administration Updates
  • Partner Updates
  • Budget & Appropriations
  • Authorizing Priorities Panel
  • And more!

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.

Hill Day Registration Rates

  • $150 for non-members
  • $125 for Basic Member
  • Free for NIEA Professional and Premium Memberships

Hill Day Hotel Information

The 2020 NIEA Hill Day will be hosted at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol in Washington, DC. All events will take place at the hotel and on Capitol Hill. To reserve your room in the NIEA room block, please click here. The deadline for to reserve your room at the room block rate is January 10, 2020.


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.