28th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages
12th American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference
Honoring Indigenous Languages and Cultures
June 16-18, 2022
With the support of the Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Steering (SILS) Committee and the American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) Planning Committee, a decision was made to host a combined SILS/AIITEC conference June 16-18, 2022, as a hybrid conference at NAU Flagstaff Campus that allows for both virtual and in-person attendance.
Please note that we also plan to publish a new SILS/AIITEC monograph with selected papers from the combined conference.
Call for Presentations
Dr. Eunice Romero-Little Accordion Closed
Eunice Romero-Little is an associate professor of Indigenous language education and applied linguistics with American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. Romero-Little’s scholarship seeks possibilities for transforming education in ways that are congruent with Indigenous epistemologies, languages, and everyday practices. Her research and scholarship grows out of a solid grounding as an education practitioner and as an Indigenous language activist who has assisted Indigenous communities, including her own home community of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, in language revitalization and advancement, an arena of Indigenous language education and one Romero-Little specializes in. Her longtime interest in how children learn and the role of language(s) in child socialization led to her work with Jemez Pueblo, a Towa-speaking community in New Mexico.
Dr. Sheilah Nicholas Accordion Closed
Dr. Sheilah Nicholas Sheilah Nicholas (Hopi) is of the Sunforehead Clan from the Village of Songoopavi on Second Mesa, the Hopi Reservation. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Professor Nicholas’ scholarly work focuses on Indigenous/Hopi language maintenance and revitalization. Her consultant roles with the Hopi Tribe and local schools have provided professional relationships resulting in the establishment of an on-site Hopi Language Summer Institute for teacher training offering university courses and transfer to LRC degree programs as well as ongoing professional development in language teaching.
Dr. Megan Bang Accordion Closed
Dr. Megan Bang (Ojibwe and Italian) is a Professor of the Learning Sciences and Psychology at Northwestern University and is currently serving as the Senior Vice President at the Spencer Foundation. Dr. Bang studies the dynamics of culture, learning, and development broadly with a specific focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems in creating and implementing more effective and just learning environments in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education. Dr. Bang currently serves on the Board of Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Joseph Martin Accordion Closed
Department of Educational Leadership
For more information email AIITEC@nau.edu or call 928–523–8218