Call for Proposals

 The theme of the 5th Annual Indigenous Education Research Conference is Strengthening Educational Sovereignty: Challenges to and possibilities for addressing critical Native education issues in contentious times

Affirming and asserting educational sovereignty and rights is a priority for the Native Nations of New Mexico. This priority is constrained by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and delays of the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico remedies. Simultaneously, Indigenous Peoples are engaged in important work as educators, community organizers, leaders, researchers, and policy actors to reaffirm and implement educational initiatives that address the issues and challenges of instructional delivery and educational reform.

We invite proposals for panels, papers, and workshops that address challenges to and possibilities for addressing critical Native education issues in contentious times. The audience for this conference includes students, educators, researchers, scholars, policymakers, and community members.

Guide for Presenters


To submit your proposals, please complete an application and attach a pdf or word document of pertinent information by March 8, 2021. The link provided below. For questions or more information, please email us at ierc@unm.edu

Panels

Panel presentation proposals should include a 200–500-word narrative (excluding references) explaining how the proposed panel will address the conference theme. In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio should be submitted for each presenter. Each panel presentation should last 45 minutes, including 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Papers

Paper presentation proposals should include a 200–500-word narrative (excluding references) describing how the proposed paper will address the conference theme. Paper proposals should demonstrate how it will contribute to educational praxis for Indigenous youth and communities or critical educational policy reform. In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio should be submitted. The paper presentation should last 20 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions and answers.  

Workshops

Workshop proposals should include a 200-500 word narrative (excluding references) describing preK-12 or post-secondary pedagogy, community engagement, policy initiatives, or community education practices that address the conference theme. In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio for each presenter should be submitted. Each workshop presentation should last 45 minutes, including 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Submission:

Submit your panel, paper, or workshop proposals here.

Submit any inquiries you may have regarding the conference to IERC@unm.edu

Important Dates:

Deadline for proposal submission EXTENDED: March 8, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 12, 2021
Notification of confirming attendance: April 2, 2021
Conference: April 22, 2021 – 1pm to 5 pm (MST)
Platform: Zoom
Link to learn more about equipment and system requirements for Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac