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Widening the Circle Indigenous Education Conference 2020

Event Date

Friday, February 21, 2020 -
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Event Description

Widening the Circle Indigenous Education Conference 2020
Here is the beginning and the beginnings are indigenous.
Recognizing the incredible parallels between WI/MN Native and Hmong experiences, culture, spirituality and community as Indigenous Peoples, we have created the Widening the Circle Education Symposium to acknowledge and address our shared issues with education.

The Symposium is designed to follow traditional Indigenous values in bringing people together through multiple opportunities to meet with Native and Hmong elders and educators to:
  • Create an environment, which provides educators and students a culturally responsive model of critical multicultural and Indigenous (specifically Native and Hmong) education;
  • Build relationships that will provide a solid basis through which to better understand their students and communities;
  • Develop a critical consciousness to deconstruct their biases and stereotypes to begin to see how their practice, and current educational policies can be problematic for students;
  • Learn positive strategies and ideas to rethink methodologies and infuse a more meaningful and inclusive curriculum and praxis through a critical framework and using Indigenous educational practices, teaching/learning about Indigenous histories, cultures, contemporary issues, and critical multicultural pedagogy to fight oppression and inspire understanding, acceptance, critique sovereignty and respect for all
For additional information, please go to the following link: Widening the Circle Indigenous Education Conference 2020


Ho-Chunk Nation Three Rivers House & La Crosse Public Library
8:00am - 8:00pm
Traditional HMoob and Native dishes will be served for lunch and dinner.