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The deadline for call for proposals submission has been extended to February 6, 2017.

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Call for Proposals (.docx)

When and where is the conference?

Date: April 26–27, 2017
Location: University of New Mexico Campus, Albuquerque, NM

Who should attend?

Indigenous youth, educators, scholars, community members, and allies

What topics will be covered?

The conference will focus on the social, cultural, political, geopolitical, and economic contexts in which Indigenous Peoples engage in education.

What are the registration details?

Faculty/Educators/Community:
$30 by April 7, $40 after April 7

Students and Youth:
$20 by April 7, $30 after April 7
Fee waivers will be available for youth under the age of 18 and elders (visit our website soon to access the fee waiver forms)

There are two ways to register:

Where can I stay during the IERC conference?

IERC conference hotel: Eleganté Hotel. Conference rates of $85.00/room is available under group name: UNM Indigenous Education Research Conference until April 7th. To make reservations please call 505-884-2511 or 1-866-650-4900.

Where can I get more information?

Website: http://coe.unm.edu/ierc
Email: ierc@unm.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousEdResearchConf/

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Annual Indigenous Education Research Conference. The conference, which is organized by the Native Faculty in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 26th and 27th, 2017.

The College of Education at the University of New Mexico leads the nation in the number of Native faculty that represent a diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Individually each faculty member is engaged in research that serves Indigenous Peoples and Nations. Collectively, Native faculty engage in critical dialogue on issues of scholarship/research, teaching, and service. We acknowledge and operationalize the importance of engaging in research that recognizes the integrity of cultural sovereignty as it is exercised by Indigenous Nations. As educators, scholars, and Indigenous Peoples, we are cognizant of the critical role that education, Western and Indigenous-centered, has on pedagogy, policy, research, and practice. It is in this spirit that the idea for this research conference emerged.

The 2nd annual theme of the Indigenous Education Research Conference is Indigenous Education and Activism: What is your contribution? This theme engages the Indigenous research community to frame research as a tool to understand and address current issues facing Indigenous communities. We invite proposals for panels, papers, and posters that interrogate activism as both a proactive and reactive element in sites where Indigenous Peoples engage in education. The intended audience for this conference includes Indigenous youth, educators, scholars, and community members, so as to inform and address the following questions from a variety of standpoints:

How can activism influence the formation of an “educated person?”

How does activism operate in the daily experiences of Indigenous youth and teachers in a school and community setting?

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The social, cultural, political, geopolitical, and economic contexts of indigenous education as they relate to youth, community, language, popular movements, empowerment, decolonization, solidarity, leadership, legacy, sovereignty, space, place, praxis, sustainability, self-determination, and transformation, etc.

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

Submit proposals and demographic sheet by February 6, 2017. To submit your proposal material, please attach a pdf or word document of pertinent information to IERC@unm.edu.

Please, see a copy of the call for proposals with the demographic sheet here: IERC-2017-call-for-proposals.docx

Posters

In 250 – 500 words (excluding references), articulating how the proposed poster will address the conference theme: Indigenous Education and Activism: What is your contribution? The format for the poster session will include a concise, two-minute overview of each poster, which will be followed by a twenty-minute walk-around, which will give participants an opportunity to visit with each poster presenter. The poster session will conclude with a twenty-minute group question and answer session for presenters.

Panels

Panel presentation proposals should include a 200–500-word narrative (excluding references) articulating how the proposed panel will address the conference theme: Indigenous Education and Activism: What is your contribution? Panel proposals should clearly identify three learning objectives and how the panel proposes to address the learning objectives identified. In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio should be submitted for each presenter. Panel presentations should be no longer than 35 minutes, allowing 15 minutes for a question and answer session. Preference will be given to proposed panels that include a cross-section of youth, community members, and educators/scholars.

Papers

Paper presentation proposals should include a 200–500-word narrative (excluding references) articulating how the proposed paper will address the conference theme: Indigenous Education and Activism: What is your contribution? Paper proposals should identify at least three learning objectives, as well as how the proposed paper will contribute to educational praxis for Indigenous youth and communities. The format for paper presentations should include a 20 minute presentations followed by a 20-minute activity focused on praxis, with ten minutes to be used for a question and answer session.

SUBMISSION:

Submit your poster, panel, or paper proposal, as well as any inquiries you may have regarding the conference to IERC@unm.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Advance registration: April 7, 2017

REGISTRATION:

Registration will be available starting the beginning of January 2017

There are two ways to register:

We look forward to seeing you at the 2nd Annual Indigenous Education Research Conference.

Sincerely,

UNM College of Education Native Faculty & IERC Planning Committee