It is a pleasure to invite you to the inaugural Indigenous Education Research Conference. The conference is organized by the Native Faculty in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico and will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 27th and 28th, 2016.
The inaugural theme of the Indigenous Education Research Conference is Education, Power, and Indigenous Communities. It originates from a course developed by Dr. Glenabah Martinez in the mid- 1990s for UNM's Native American Studies curriculum. Similar to the course, the conference will focus on the social, cultural, political, geopolitical, and economic contexts in which Indigenous Peoples engage in education. We invite proposals for panels, papers, and posters that interrogate power as both a proactive and reactive element in sites where Indigenous Peoples engage in education. The intended audience for this conference includes Indigenous youth, educators, scholars, and community members, so as to inform and address the following questions from a variety of standpoints: How do shifts of power influence the formation of an "educated person?" How does power operate in the daily experiences of Indigenous youth and teachers in a school and community setting?
Topics of Interest
The social, cultural, political, geopolitical, and economic contexts of indigenous education as they relate to youth, community, language, popular movements, empowerment, decolonization, solidarity, leadership, legacy, sovereignty, space, place, praxis, sustainability, self-determination, and transformation, etc.
Guide for Authors
The deadline to submit proposals is February 1st, 2016. To submit your proposal, please email IERC@unm.edu.
Additional guidelines for submissions can be found on the Conference Website: coe.unm.edu/ierc