NEW DATES: Dept. of Education: Tribal Consultations and Listening Sessions

2014 Listening Sessions

The goal of this first-ever school environment listening tour is to hear from students, schools and communities on ways to better meet the unique educational and culturally-related academic needs of Native American students. The listening sessions are focusing on school environment – bullying, student discipline and offensive imagery and symbolism. WHIAIANE will gather feedback during the tour and consider how it can inform future action to ensure Native American students receive a high quality education.

The first stop on the tour was held on Oct. 10, in Franklin, Wisconsin, at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee. Future sessions this fall will be held in Lacrosse, Wisconsin; Seattle, Washington; East Lansing, Michigan; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Troy, New York, and Los Angeles, California.

If you are not able to attend a listening session in person, please submit a written version of your comments and experiences to We are collecting comments, experiences, and stories to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing Native American students’ and their school environment.

The remaining dates are as follows:

November 11, 2014- Los Angeles, CA
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm PT
Autry National Center of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

November 18, 2014- Oklahoma City, OK
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Administration Building
900 N Klein
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

November 19, 2014- Lansing, MI
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET
Kellogg Conference Center
Michigan State University
55 S Harrison Ave
East Lansing, MI 48824

November 21, 2014- Tulsa, OK
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy
2710 E 11th Street South
Tulsa, OK 74104

November 24, 2014- Seattle, WA
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT
Daybreak Star Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
Seattle, WA 98199

For more information, click here.

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