17th Annual American Indian Studies Summer InstituteJuly 22 - 26, 2013Gresham, WisconsinRegister by July 8th to Receive Early Registration Discount
Register by July 13, 2012, for Early Registration Discount
American Indian Studies Program, Department of Public Instruction
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians
First Nations Studies Program
Professional Program in Education Center for First Nations Studies
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Purpose: The American Indian Studies Summer Institute (AISSI) is an active, highly participatory, week-long workshop designed to increase participants' understanding of issues related to the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Wisconsin. Our goals relate to both American Indian studies and the education of American Indian students. This event aims to improve teaching and learning and to enrich student services so that they may become more culturally responsive. Participants will learn how to adapt or develop new techniques best suited to their unique circumstances.
Who Should Attend: Anyone with a personal or professional interest in American Indian studies and/or American Indian education is welcome to attend. This event also meets licensing requirements for educators trained outside Wisconsin.
Activities: Classroom sessions use a variety of teaching methods and provide opportunities for both presenters and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. A field trip and other sessions outside the classroom provide opportunities for experiential learning. Rich discussions allow everyone to share their insights and reactions. Perhaps most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop an action plan or project that to teach others what they have learned. Events will include a celebration of the relationships we have made and the things we have learned with a traditional meal and cultural activities.
Staff: Our staff is a mix of Native and non-Native educators from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. They serve as resource people and mentors, and they facilitate small group sessions designed to help participants process what they have learned and develop an action plan that extends their learning to others.
Registration: All participants are required to register. Registration includes printed materials related to American Indian Studies. A continental breakfast and lunch are also provided daily. Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation.
The registration is $475 per person if registered before July 13, 2012, or $550 if registration is received by July 19, 2012, and $650 for onsite registration. Discounted group rates are also available. Due to the nature of this event, registrations for only a portion of the summer institute are not available. Space is limited, so please register early.
Refunds must be requested in writing before July 16, 2012. (A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. No refunds will be granted for non-attendees.)
Credit: Both undergraduate and graduate credit (UW-Green Bay) are available for an additional fee. To register for credit, go to: http://www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach/courses/courseDetail.asp?id=0984C/CU