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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 2015 - Minneapolis

American Indian Caucus Open Forum
This year the American Indian Caucus will not meet at NCTE Annual Convention. If you have questions about the caucus you can contact one of the co-chairs listed under contact information below.

Cultural Celebration 2015
Hosted by the Black and Latino Caucuses

Friday, November 20, 2015
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cultural Celebration
Minneapolis Convention Center | Room 102 D-F

The sounds of the soul, the voices and verbs of the spoken word 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 featuring stories told through themes of social justice and communities of harmony. Youth poets and performers will provide the platform on which drumbeats and dance will dramatize this new integrative dialogue, staging the power of culture and the aesthetics of human practice to engage the connective work of inclusion.

This program will remind us of the importance of championing the transformational voices of the next generation folded into vibrations of the unforgotten past. These young people will excite and delight you, make you feel proud to be a member of our diverse world.Special performances by local author/poet Danez and Voice of Culture Drum and Dance.

Contact Information

Resa Crane Bizzaro

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joyce Rain Anderson
Bridgewater State University, MA

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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