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Early Childhood Tribal Symposium May 16-17 LCO Casino Lodge and Convention Center

This early childhood tribal networking event will provide opportunities for facilitators,
presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model
programs. As part of this workgroup, participants will:
participate in future planning to promote awareness of early childhood care and
education for children and families within our tribal nations and communities
develop cross sector early childhood collaborations within each tribal nation and
promote broader collaborative work between the tribal nations and communities
and the state agencies
Guest Speakers
Richard St. Germaine, Ph.D. (Tribal Member of Lac Courte Oreilles
Tribe) who currently serves as the Commissioner of Education for the
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, will speak on May 16, 2018.  
Jodi Pfarr will speak on May 17, 2018. Jodi has worked internationally
since 2001 conducting impactful seminars that leave people learning
and laughing. Her engaging style – and trademark humor – allow her to
effectively connect with diverse audiences.
Who Should Attend
Early childhood administrators, teachers, program directors, and others who provide
services to American Indian children, their families, their communities, and nations
from the following programs:
Child Care
Head Start and Early Head Start
Health Care
Social Services
Parents and Parent Groups
Home Visiting and Family Support
Public, Private, Charter, and BIE Schools
Recipients of Great Lakes Inter‐Tribal Council
(GLITC) Early Childhood Grants  
Tribal Education Directors and Staff
Tribal Council Leaders and Members