NIEA will host its annual Legislative Event from February 15-16, 2017.

This event offers an opportunity for Native education advocates to learn from national experts, Native education advocates,  meet with congressional staff, and collaborate with colleagues about pressing issues regarding Native education. NIEA Hill Day will host informative panels focused on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), educational budget and appropriations in fiscal year 2017, and teacher recruitment and retention as it relates to teacher diversity.

Last year, congressional speakers shared a few words on the passage of the ESSA, 2017 budget priorities, along with how their offices are working alongside tribal communities to better support Native youth across the board. Speakers included:

  • Representative Kline, Chairman, Education and Workforce Committee
  • Senator Barrasso, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Senator Tester, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Senator Udall, Member, Senate Committee on Appropriations

To view the draft agenda for the 2017 Legislative Summit, please click here.

To register for the 2017 NIEA Legislative Summit, please click here.

If you would like assistance setting up a meeting with your representative, please fill out and submit this form.

To download a NIEA Legislative Summit flier, please click here.