Fielding Graduate University School of Educational Leadership & Change (ELC) graduates Sandy Kewanhaptewa Dixon ('06) and Henry Fowler ('10) presented their dissertation research, "Transforming our Schools and Communities through Culturally Based Distributed Learning Master and Doctoral Programs" at the 2012 National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 43rd Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Oklahoma City, OK.
The theme for this year's convention was "Maintaining Traditions in a Digital Era" and the conference was filled with exciting dialog, inspiration, and sharing of innovative ideas for use in the classroom. The NIEA Annual Convention and Tradeshow brings together Native leaders, congressional representatives, educators, students and school administrators to share best practices, connect with others who are passionate about educating Native students, and pursue solutions to education issues that affect Native communities. Each year, the convention teaches attendees about the local tribal culture and language through various evening events. NIEA’s board of directors and resolutions for yearly legislative priorities are also determined at this event.
Pictured above (left to right): Henry Fowler, Fielding faculty Kathy Tiner, Sandy Kewanhaptewa Dixon, and friend Charlene Teters.