Call for Proposals

The theme of the 6th Annual Indigenous Education Research Conference isDefending Indigenous Educational Sovereignty: Putting education back in the hands of community people.  The theme acknowledges the ways in which sovereign Indigenous communities and nations have advocated for the wellbeing of their youth in contentious times.  In looking beyond the Yazzie/Martinez case, Indigenous educators, community leaders and organizers, researchers, and policy makers must work together to assert local control of their education systems by honoring Indigenous languages, core values, and ways of knowing. In doing so, we draw upon our cultural strengths to overcome challenges and re-imagine possibilities for the benefit of future generations. We must ask ourselves, Are we prepared for what the future holds for our children?” 

 

We invite proposals for research-based panels and papers that address: 

  • Exercising Indigenous educational sovereignty in the interest of our children  
  • Impact (or not) of the Yazzie/Martinez ruling on pedagogy, policy, leadership, and/or curriculum 
  • Implications of Yazzie/Martinez outside of New Mexico 
  • Issues of language and culture within the state of New Mexico as it relates to education 

Guide for Presenters


To submit your proposals, please complete an application and attach a pdf or word document of pertinent information by March 11, 2022. 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:Defending Indigenous Educational Sovereignty: Putting education back in the hands of community people.In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio should be submitted for each presenter. Panel presentations should be no longer than 45 minutes allowing 15 minutes for a question-and-answer session.  

Papers

Paper presentation proposals should include a 200–500-word narrative (excluding references) describing how the proposed paper will address the conference theme: Defending Indigenous Educational Sovereignty: Putting education back in the hands of community people. In addition to the narrative, a 50-word bio should be submitted for each author of the paper. Each paper presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes allowing time at the end of the session for discussion.  

 

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: March 7, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: MARCH 11, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 24, 2022
Conference:April 28th & 29th, 2022 from 9 A.M to 2 P.M (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