October 7, 2008


Michigan State University is hosting the first American Indian Identify
Conference in the nation on October 16 and 17, 2008 in East Lansing at
their Kellogg Conference Center.  The name of the conference is:
"Neocolonial Inscription and Performance of American Indian identify in
American Higher Education."   The conference will attempt to address and
review issues of American Indian identify in higher education.  The two
day conference will examine key issues such as tribal sovereignty,
faculty hiring, current university practices allowing
self-identification, and explore who should represent American Indians
in American Indian higher education programs and departments.  You can
access information about the conference and register on-line by
following the link provided below:


MSU is not charging a registration fee; however, if you are interested
in participating in the meals or reception you must register to pay for
those specific events.



Pamela Ann Martell

Higher Education Consultant

King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth

201 N. Washington Square

Victor Office Center, 3rd Floor

Lansing, MI 48913

Direct Line: (517) 335-3009

Main Line: (517) 373-9700

Fax: (517) 373-2759

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