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California Conference on American Indian Education

The 36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education (CCAIE) has selected the theme-“Native Roots: Past, Present, and Future,” and is a opportunity to share traditional and academic teaching and learning. The conference honors the commitment of families and those who contribute to the advancement of Indian Education in California.

Conference Goals:

•To advocate academic excellence and educational opportunities for American Indian families, educators, tribal leaders, and board members;

•To provide opportunities for networking among American Indian families, elders, tribal leaders, students, and educators;

•To recognize distinguished educators parents, and students;

•To honor our elders, who are our most revered teachers.

This conference is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the 27 American Indian Education Centers located statewide, endorsed by the California Department of Education as well as many other supporters of American Indian education throughout California. Our hope is that your attendance at this year’s conference will be a positive experience and will result in lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!

We are pleased to announce that this year’s conference will again offer a youth track. Great speakers are scheduled as well as interactive activities, including a trip to the University of California, Santa Barbara for youth, junior high and above, who are enrolled in the Conference.

If you have any questions please contact Irma Amaro at 707-464-3512 or by e-mail at or Rachel McBride at 530-895-4212 ext. 110 or by e-mail at

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