2022 Native American Education Conference

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The 13th annual Native American Education Conference will be held August 2-4, 2022, at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.  Selected sessions are available on Zoom for virtual attendees.


Register here.

Fee is only $25 for three days of presentations and workshops dedicated to better outcomes for Wyoming’s Native American students through knowledge of best teaching practices and understanding of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the CWC Peck Arts Center. 

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This year’s keynotes include:

  • Dr. Shane Doyle, who will share insight and best practices from over 17 years of experience implementing Montana’s Indian Education for All Act throughout the state. 
  • Sandra Su’Sana (Redpath) Ashley, who will address American Indian history that’s missing from today’s social studies classrooms.
  • Ryan Wetzel, a former professional basketball player who will share his story of being headed for stardom, the injuries and depression that shattered the dream, and the resurrection and purpose discovered through the healing process

Film screenings: 

Join us at 11 a.m. on August 4 for the annual Youth Pacesetter Award Ceremony at the Peck Arts Center.

PTSB and UW credit available. UW credit is offered by enrolling in an enrichment course, The Native American Education Conference is listed as a course under Education in the Enrichment Catalog of WyoLearn

Our Gold Partners

  • Wyoming Humanities
  • Central Wyoming College
  • Hampton Inn & Suites of Riverton
  • WyomingPBS
  • Fremont County School District No. 1
  • Fremont County School District No. 6
  • Fremont County School District No. 14
  • Fremont County School District No. 21
  • Fremont County School District No. 25
  • Fremont County School District No. 38

Our Bronze Partners

  • Louise Shortman Arts & Crafts
  • Uprising Wyoming
  • Waldorf University

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.