Indian Affairs - State of Minnesota

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 2014 Events

Summit on the Crisis of Indian Children in Minnesota

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fortune Bay Resort

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Tribal, county, state and federal officials are invited to collaborate on ways to improve the lives of Minnesota’s Indian children. Currently, Indian children are much more likely than other Minnesota children to live in poverty, be removed from their homes, and suffer from prenatal drug exposure.

The future of Indian children, families and communities is at stake.

Location: Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower MN

(218)753-2611 ~ (A block of rooms has been held - please reference the Summit when making reservations for the discount).

1430 Bois Forte Road Tower MN 55790

For more information please contact Melanie Franks at (218) 205-4752 or email at

OCTOBER 2014 Events

Closing the Achievement Gap: Culturally-Responsive Education Summit October 15th, 2014 in Mahnomen, MN

The Minnesota Department of Education and the Midwest Comprehensive Center are co-hosting this summit to address American Indian education issues in the state of Minnesota. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with nationally renowned researchers and local practitioners. The event will take place on the first day of the 30th Annual Minnesota Indian Education (MIEA) Conference in Mahnomen, Minnesota. See below for more information on the MIEA Conference

Registration for "Closing the Achievement Gap: Culturally-Responsive Education" is available at Please register no later than October 10th, 2014. There is no registration fee for the summit. However, registering for the summit does not register you for the MIEA conference.

For questions or additional information about the summit, please contact Lynette Thompson by telephone (202) 809-5921 or email

The Minnesota American Indian Education Summit is co-sponsored by Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

30th Annual Minnesota Indian Education (MIEA) Conference October 15th, 2014 through October 17th, 2014 in Mahnomen, MN

Please visit the MIEA website for information on attending the conference

For questions or additional information about the MIEA conference, please contact Luann Frazer by telephone (218) 335-2203 ext. 1322 or email

Minnesota Tribal - State Relations Training October 27th & 28th, 2014.

Location: Northern Lights Casino - Walker

NOVEMBER 2014 Events

MIAC Quarterly Board Meeting - Date and Location TBD by Board.

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