Tuesday November 13, 2018

2:00-8PM                    Vendors and Information tables can set up

5:00-8:00 PM              Early Registration  – Registration window at  Event Center

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:00-8:30 AM                   MIEA Registration

                                             Dakota/Ojibwe Quiz Bowl Check in

                                             Breakfast on your own or Coffee, Pastries, and Beverages: 

8:30  AM                          Opening Prayer:  Joseph Nayquonabe, Sr.

                                             Drum:  Timber Trails  (Flag Song and Honor Song)

Presentation of Flags, Dismissal of students – start of Quiz Bowl

Call to conference:  Ramona Kitto Stately, MIEA Chair

                                             Welcome:  Melanie Benjamin, Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

                                             Special Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jane Harstad, Director, Office of Indian Education

                                                                                          Minnesota Department of Education

9:15 – 10:00 am               Keynote Speaker – Steven Paul Judd

10am – 12:00 PM              Keynote:  Dr.David Beaulieu

10:00 AM-3:30 PM         (Buffalo) Dakota Language Quiz Bowl

                                             (Eagle) Ojibwe Language Quiz Bowl

Noon-1:30 PM                  Luncheon:  Served in the Main Ballroom

Lifetime Achievement Award – Congratulations to ________________

                                             Quiz Bowl Luncheon:  Served in the Quiz Bowl Rooms

1:45-3:45 PM                    BREAKOUT SESSIONS (TBA)

                                             4:00-6:00 PM                    Hand Games/Moccasin Games                

6:00-9:00 PM                    POWWOW:  Ballroom


Thursday, November 15, 2018

7:30-9:30 AM                   Coffee, Pastries, and Beverages:  Generously Sponsored by … be announced


8:00-9:45 AM                   BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:00-11:45 AM               BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:45 AM-12:45 PM       Conference and Youth Luncheon:  Served in the Main Ballroom

Auction for Steven Paul Judd Artwork

1:00-2:00 PM                    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:15-3:15 PM                    BREAKOUT SESSIONS


3:30-4:30 PM                    BREAKOUT SESSIONS


6:00-8:30 PM                    Awards Banquet:  Ballroom

                                             Master of Ceremonies:  Ricky White – Superintendent, Circle of Life Academy

Introduction of new MIEA Board of Directors – 2018/2019

Friday, November 16, 2018

9:00 AM                             Breakfast

10:00 AM-NOON             General Assembly

                                             ESSA Immersion Provisions/Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act

                                             Resolution Bylaws

                                             Conference Closing Traveling Song

NOON-2:00 PM                MIEA Board of Directors Meeting