2021 Native American Education Conference

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Save the date for the 12th annual Native American Education Conference. The conference will take place August 11-14, 2021, virtually. Times are:

  • 4-6:30 p.m. on Aug 11 and 12.

  • 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 13.

  • 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on Aug. 14.



Our Partners

Fremont County School Districts 1, 6, 14, 21, 25 and 38

St. Stephens Indian School


2020 Youth Pacesetter Awards

The annual Youth Pacesetter honorees were chosen for their academic achievement, attendance, leadership among peers, community service and aspirations for higher learning.

Congratulations to this year’s Youth Pacesetter Award winners!

Arapahoe High School
  • Wynnette Bell
  • Tristan Oldman
Cody High School
  • Devon Brown
  • Ariana “Tashi” Mathuin
Fort Washakie High School
  • Tisharra Spoonhunter
  • Little Wolf LeBeau
Green River High School
  • Bryson Greymountain
  • Delaina Becenti
Hot Springs County High School
  • KyAnn Calhoun
  • Spencer Calhoun
Lander Valley High School
  • Cynthia St. Clair
  • Trayshon Spoonhunter
Meeteetse High School
  • Leonardo Horsen
  • Kiana Horsen
Riverton High School
  • Summeri Bass
  • Aquilo Friday
Torrington High School
  • Kainmen Walksout
  • Deshea Schnell
St. Stephens High School
  • Laura Brown
  • Powiah Carpitcher Jr.

Native American Education Conference Mission Statement: Instill pride and strengthen engagement in youth through learning Native American history and culture.

Conference Goals:
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the history and culture of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes
  • Cultural sensitivity for educators and other adults who impact Native American students
  • Instructional and learning needs of Native American students
  • Emotional and social needs of Native American students
  • Successful transitions for students between school levels
  • Empowering youth to develop leadership skills and choose healthy lifestyles
  • Promoting understanding, building relationships and generating ideas for engaging families and the community in education of the whole child
  • Preventing suicide

History of the Native American Education Conference

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