NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel | 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

NAISA Indigenous Education Preconference

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 — 8 am–6 pm

Location: UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Theme: Community-Engaged Research in Indigenous Education—Setting a 21st Century Agenda

The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, in collaboration with UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center, will host the NAISA Indigenous Education Preconference, to be held on the UCLA campus from 8 am to 6 pm Wednesday May 16th, 2018. The Preconference theme is Community-Engaged Research in Indigenous Education—Setting a 21st Century Agenda. Confirmed presenters include:

  • H. Samy Alim (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Theresa Ambo (Luiseño/Gabrielino/Tohono O’odham, University of California, San Diego)
  • Megan Bang (Anishinaabe, University of Washington)
  • Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee, Arizona State University)
  • Tiffany S. Lee (Diné/Lakota, University of New Mexico)
  • K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Mvskoge Creek, Arizona State University
  • Sheilah E. Nicholas, (Hopi, University of Arizona)
  • Django Paris (University of Washington)
  • Eve Tuck (Unangax, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)

Session panels and roundtables will explore Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Indigenous Community-Based Language Revitalization, Indigenous Higher Education Research, Tribal-University Partnerships, Teacher Education and Teacher Partnerships, Indian Boarding Schools Before and After, and Indigenous Thought and Education Research, among other topics.

Registration is limited to approximately 50 people. For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ananda Marin ( and Dr. Teresa McCarty (

Preconference Program Chairs:
Ananda Marin (UCLA), Teresa McCarty (UCLA), and Theresa Ambo (UCSD)

AIS and AISC at UCLA acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles Basin, Channel Islands) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the taraaxatom (Indigenous peoples) in this place. As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), Ahiihirom (Elders), and ‘eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.