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The American Indian Caucus is a group of American Indian teachers and scholars who come together to support and develop papers related to composition, language, and literature and to promote positive and accurate representations of American Indian educators and students.

NCTE Annual Convention Events 2013 -- Boston

American Indian Caucus Open Forum
Saturday, November 23
11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Sheraton Boston/Gardner Room, Third Floor

Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Hosted by the Black and Latino Caucuses Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities.

Friday, November 22, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cultural Celebration
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Social Event
Hynes/Ballroom C, Level Three

The beat of African drums, the voices and verbs of spoken word poetry, and the eclectic energy of Boston's youth highlight an evening of culture, history, and performance. This dynamic event will start at the word when music meets breath, interacting and converging in conversation, using spoken word poetry to reclaim identities and challenge inequities around language, privilege and power. Each performance will illuminate issues transcultural and representative of neo-American being, while highlighting children and our stories told through themes of social justice and communities of harmony. Youth poets from the Boston area will provide the platform on which drumbeats and dance will dramatize this new integrative dialogue, staging the power of cultural practices to engage the connective work of inclusion while championing the voices of the next generation folded into vibrations of the past. These young people will excite and delight you, make you feel proud to be a member of our diverse world. After the performances, we invite you to continue conversations, play and dance together at our post-event reception sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities and presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests. The reception will feature a live DJ and plenty of dance space.

Contact Information

Ms. Resa Crane Bizzaro
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Joyce Rain Anderson
Bridgewater State University, MA

Ms. Malea Powell
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Staff Contact
Mila Thomas Fuller
National Council of Teachers of English
Deputy Executive Director

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