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1st Annual Urban Indigenous Education Summit

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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This is the first annual urban Indigenous Education Summit which will be at held at the Berna Facio Training Complex. Click on the QR code to the right for the registration link or use this one:

9:00 a.m. Convocation / Blessing Anpao Duta Flying Earth, NACA
Inspired Schools Network and
NM Indian Education Advisory
Council member

9:10 a.m. Introductions and Recognition of Native Leroy “Buster” Silva, Summit
American youth, families, and community MC and Native youth

9:20 a.m. Welcome and APS Vision for Native Youth Scott Elder, Superintendent

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Equity and Support for Verenice Gutierrez, Ph.D.
students and families at APS Assistant Superintendent
Equity & Support

9:40 a.m. Contemporary Urban Native Communities Laura Harris, AIO, and Chair of
the National Urban Indian Family

9:50 a.m. NM Indian Education Act: Providing Rebecca Reyes, Interim Assistant
Perspective and Opportunity for Urban Secretary for Indian Education,
Indigenous Youth NMPED

10:00 a.m. Question Formation Activity Facilitators (IED, One Gen,

10:50 a.m. Break All

11:00 a.m. Student Perspectives Panel (6 students) Current & Former APS Students

11:30 a.m. Family Engagement & Perspectives Panel Parents of Current & Former APS

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch with Superintendent Elder & Moderated by Kara Bobroff,
Interim Assistant Secretary for Indian Education One Gen
Reyes - Questions for Leaders

12:50 p.m. Round table Discussion - Next Steps Facilitated discussion

1:20 p.m. Closing - Appreciations and Shared Leroy “Buster” Silva, Summit
Commitments MC

1:30 p.m. Closing Blessing NACA student

Contact Information

Heidi MacDonald



APS Berna Facio Training Center
3315 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110