2024 Native American Education Conference

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The 15th annual Native American Education Conference is Aug. 6-7, 2024, at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

Registration opens in April 2024. Cost is only $35.00.

We are seeking presenters under the conference theme of, Community Wisdom and Engagement: Teaching Resilience to Our Indigenous Youth. Presentation proposals must be aligned with one or more of the below. Proposals must be submitted by April 1. Learn more.

  • Enhancing the health of Indigenous youth and supporting the emotional needs of students.
  • Unifying schools and communities.
  • Supporting the instructional and learning needs of Native American students, including teaching to the Wyoming education standards.
  • Empowering youth and supporting the social and emotional needs of Native American students.
  • Building relationships between the schools, families, tribes, and communities.
  • Strengthening resilience and perseverance.

For more information about the conference, call Rob Black at (307) 777-3747 or email rob.black1@wyo.gov.

History of the Native American Education Conference


These Native American high school students were recognized at the 2023 conference for their leadership, academics, attendance, and community service. Congratulations!

Arapaho Charter High School
     Lorena Juarez
     Ayden Spoonhunter

Big Horn High School 
     Dawson Richards

Cody High School
     Emilia Medina
     Isabelle Paddock

Expedition Academy in Green River
     Yvonne Camacho

Fort Washakie High School
     Amanda Phillips
     Jami Savage

Frontier Academy in Riverton
    Hayden Blumenshine

Lander Valley High School
     Darian Bell
     Brae’don Lincoln

Meeteetse High School
     Kayla Horsen

Newcastle High School
     Jacob Prell

Pathfinder High School in Lander
     Kei Serawop

Powell High School
     Jhett Schwahn

Riverton High School
     Jaslyn Cowboy-Whatley
     Tristan Moss

Swift Creek High School in Afton
     Tehya Bagaso
     Kerrigan Dana

Tongue River High School
     Alberto Spotted

Wind River High School
     Angela Spoonhunter
     Allison Tidzump

Wyoming Indian High School
     Darrius Boyer
     Layla C’Bearing