Welcome to the WIEA 2022 Annual Conference!  This year’s conference theme is, “Seeds of Sovereignty”. This year’s conference acknowledges Indigenous/Native language, culture, land, food and water. The conference also acknowledges and recognizes the importance of relationships, responsibilities, respect and reciprocity. The goal is to highlight Native relatives in the Wisconsin area that are doing the work of keeping Native culture, tradition and ways of being alive.

Conference registration is open! You can register for the conference here: Click here to register for the conference today!

Call for Presenter Proposals

Proposals are now closed. Thank you for your interest in WIEA. Make sure to come back to submit your proposal for next year’s conference. 

Awards Nominations

Our nomination period for the annual WIEA awards is now closed. We thank you for your nominations and look forward to seeing you at the conference!

The categories are:

  • Outstanding American Indian Student of the Year
  • Outstanding Indian Elder of the Year
  • Outstanding Indian Educator of the Year
  • Ronald N. Satz – Friend of Indian Education
  • Indian Parents of the Year

Deadline for nominations:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is a 501C3 non-profit organization that relies solely on donations, sponsorship and volunteers. The annual conference is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization. If you or your company or organization would like to sponsor this year’s conference, your monetary donation is tax deductible and goes to support Native students, educators and their mission to strengthen Indian education in Wisconsin.

Take a look at some of the sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Conference by clicking here: Sponsorship Opportunities. You can view our conference profile and learn more by clicking here.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our annual conference or one of our other great events!

Youth Day 2022

Pre-registration is required!

There is no cost to attend Youth Day events at Indian Community School. Lunch will be provided for all registered Youth Day students and adult chaperones.

Event Date: May 13, 2022
Event Timing: 8:30 am Registration l Sessions 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Address: 10405 W. St. Martins Rd Franklin, WI 53132
Contact us at (414) 525-6100 or


Register for the 2022 Seeds of Sovereignty Youth Day event: Click here to register for the 2022 Youth Day!