Indian Education Summit

Nevada Department of Education's Annual American Indian/Alaska Native (Indian Education) Summit

The Annual Indian Education Summit has been hosted annually since 2008. The event started
by bringing educators together from across the state to discuss the state of Indian education
and developed into an event to provide resources to educators. The first partners included the
Nevada Indian Commission, the University of Nevada, Reno's Center for Student Diversity,
and Southwest Comprehensive Center. The event has been hosted at the University of
Nevada, Reno from 2008-2018, and then hosted at the Truckee Meadows Community College
in 2019.

2022 Planning is underway to host a virtual event (to be determined)
2021 The annual event did not take place due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
2020 The annual event did not take place due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
2019 Equity: A Voice for All Students
2018 Building an Equitable and Sustainable Education System for Native Students
2017 From Accountability to Native Innovation
2016 Student Potential: The Focus & Future of Indian Education
2015 Transforming the Future: Closing the Achievement Gap for AI Students
2014 Building a Foundation for Success
2013 We Are Still Here, Telling Our Story
2012 Feeding the Spirit, Educating the Mind
2011 Embracing the Past, Educating the Future
2010 Weaving an Educational Foundation for Our Students Through Language, Culture &
2009 Building the Bridge to Transition
2008 Building Collaborations Between Educators and Leaders Across the State to Improve
Indian Education
2007 ideas for Summit evolved
In 2010, the Pesa Namanedu Award is presented to honor individuals who have made
significant contributions to Indian Education in Nevada. The first educators to be presented this
award were the authors of Celebrating Nevada Indians Curriculum.
The Award has been presented from 2010 through 2019.