Purdue University Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) American Indian Student Leadership Conference


Location: PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Native American Educational & Cultural Center South Campus Courts (SCC) Bldg B 503 S. Harrison St. West Lafayette, IN

8:30 – 9:00 am
Conference Registration
Continental Breakfast
STEW Hallway STEW 213

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome Remarks
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Program

9:15 – 10:00 am
Icebreaker and Networking Activity: First Impressions
Facilitated by Felica Ahasteen-Bryant

10:00 – 10:45 am
Workshop Session: [insert title here]
Speaker: Selene Phillips (Lac de Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe)
Ph.D., Department of Communications, U. of Louisville
Purdue Alumnus BA ‘81 & PhD ’03

10:45 – 11:45 am
Panel Discussion with Corporate Representatives (speakers pending acceptance of invitation) Kathryn Hansen (Kiowa), Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis IN Mark Hansen (Ojibwe), AT&T, Merrillville, IN Darren Marie (Acoma Pueblo), G3 Tech Partners, Indianapolis IN Daven Septon (Native Hawaiian), ITT Geospatial System, Ft Wayne

12 noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Keynote Presentation
Blessing: Native Elder Rebecca Martin (Acoma Pueblo)
Keynote Speaker: Kirk Bemis (Zuni Pueblo)
Hydrologist, Zuni Tribe Conservation Program
Purdue Alumnus BS ‘92
PMU East Faculty Lounge

1:00 – 1:50 pm
Student Round Table Discussion
Small group discussion addressing specific topics… The role mentors play in developing student leaders How to maintain connection with tribal communities while being a college student? Once you graduate from college, how will you incorporate college education into tribal community? Personal lessons learned and advice to other Native college students

1:50 – 2:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Evaluations


For more information contact: Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, Email: fahastee@purdue.edu