2nd Annual Big Ten Native American Conference

Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th
Purdue University campus, West Lafayette, Indiana

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) in collaboration with Big Ten Native American organizations will host the 2nd Annual Big Ten Native American Conference. This conference will focus on building student leadership, networking, and engagement across the Big Ten institutions.

Partnership institutions include

  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State  University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Note: if you would like to have your Big Ten institutions included, please contact Felica Ahasteen-Bryant and we’ll add you to our planning committee meetings.

Invited speakers:

  • Dr. Kyle Mays (Saginaw Anishinaabe), Assistant Professor, UCLA
  • Marlene Longbottom (Yuni Nation), Research Fellow, Indigenous Health, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia

Workshop session topics:

  • Activism and social justice
  • Pathway to graduate school
  • Strengthening and sustaining American Indian student organizations
  • Yarning stories across Indigenous communities

Conference Registration

General registration: $50
Deadline: October 6th

On-site registration: $60
After October 6th

Register online here

Registration includes attendance to workshops and presentations, meals, and conference t-shirt


Conference Hotel

Conference rate will be available until October 6, 2017.  After this date, all reservations will be taken on a space and rate available basis.

Four Points by Sheraton
1600 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: (765) 463-5511
Fax: (765) 494-3631

Reservation code: "Native American Educational and Cultural Center block of rooms"

Room rates

$119/night = Standard – 2 double beds

$119/night = King – 1 king size bed

NOTE: All guest rooms are subject to applicable taxes of 12%. Room cancellation must be made by 3 pm three (3) days prior to arrival date or one night room and tax fee will be charged. Guest check-in time will not be guaranteed prior to 3:00 pm on the arrival day. Check-out time is 12 noon.

Contact Information

Felica Ahasteen-Bryant

Director, NAECC

Email: felica@purdue.edu

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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