July 13th United States Senate Dirksen
Building Room 138
8:45am Opening prayer, welcome Remarks Ryan Wilson
9:30am Immersion School Panel: Leslie Harper, Dr. Gloria Sly, Pila Wilson
10:30am Key Note Address Colin Kippen Executive Director Native Hawaiian Education Council “Culture and language Based Education and
11:15am White House Working Group Discussion on
proposed Native Languages Executive Order Suzan
Harjo, Morning Star Institute
Development with federal and Private support.Jenifer Westin, Cultural Survival.
12:00 noon break for lunch
12:30pm Lunch with NMAI Director Kevin Gover at National Museum of the
American Indians (pay on your own).
July 13th United States Department of
Education LBJ Building Auditorium
Wilson “Native Hawaiians, Native
Americans 20 years after passage of the Native American Languages Act”.
2:45pm Remarks Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Invited)
3:00pm Special Message to the Administration
and Congress, Ryan Wilson“Native Languages and the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act”.
3:45pmPanel: Administration Views on the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act and Native Languages:Charlie Rose (DoE), Steve Robinson (Whitehouse), Don Yu (DoE),Wizipan Garriot, Senior Policy Advisor BIA, Janelle Leonard (Director of Office of Indian Education)
4:30pmTribal Education Agencies/Departments and Native Language Development Amy Bowers Native American Rights Fund,
Tribal Education Departments National Assembly
5:30-8:30pm Senate Dirksen Room 626, Reception
for Language Advocates, Indian Educators, and Tribal Leaders hosted by United
South and Eastern Tribes, National Congress of American Indians, and National
Alliance to Save Native Languages.Special honoring for Colin Kippen
new Executive Director National Indian Education Association.
July 14th U.S. Senate Dirksen Building Room
628, Indian Affairs Hearing RM
8:30am Opening prayer
Opening remarks Ryan
Wilson, Hill visits overview
8:45am House Education Committee and Native
American Caucus Staff provide briefing on ESEA reauthorization and Native
language provisions in preliminary ESEA drafts. Paxton Meyers and Lillian Pace, from Chairman Dale
9:05am Senator Tom Udall New Mexico (original co-sponsor of Esther Martinez Native American Preservation Act of 2006).
9:30am Representative Betty McCollum, Minnesota, (Special Acknowledgment awarding of
National Alliance to Save Native Languages Cultural Freedom Award).
10:00am Larry EchoHawk Assistant Secretary Bureau
of Indian Affairs U.S. Department of Interior.Native language recovery and the role of Bureau funded schools.
10:30amRichard O. Litsey, Counsel & Senior
Advisor for Indian Affairs Committee on Finance Chairman Max Baucus.
Chairman ByronDorgan, North Dakota Senate
Committee on Indian Affairs
Johnson, South Dakota
Thune, South Dakota
Representative Tom Cole, Oklahoma
Representative Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
12:00pm Hill Visits Summit Delegates engage
with Members of Congress and Staff
Navajo Nation National Office, National Congress of American Indians, National
Indian Education Association, National Indian Gaming Association, National
Indian Health Board
National Alliance to Save Native Languages Updated July 09, 2010