(BISMARCK) - Margaret Landin, a senior at UTTC was chosen to speak at the NIEA National annual conference in Orlando, later this week. Landin, who is double majoring in Elementary Education and Business, will present “Native American Girls and the Juvenile Justice System” at a conference workshop entitled “Intergenerational Resilience: A Conversation with Elders and Youth.” During this workshop, the group will identify strategies for intergenerational resilience, discuss strategies for building community between youth and elders, and the need for opportunities to heal and develop Native leaders in their respective communities

Landin represents UTTC as a student, as an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, and as a member of the National Education Association (NEA) and NIEA.

Other speakers on the panel are TaNeel Filesteel (Aaiih and Nakoda Tribes of the Fort Belknap Community), Chris Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota), and Dr. Gloria Sly (Cherokee Nation).

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) advances comprehensive educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students. The 48th Annual NIEA Convention &Trade Show will be held October 4–7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The theme of this year’s Convention, “Building Education Nations by Amplifying Innovative Voices,” will celebrate and recognize the important role educators and communities play in shaping the future leaders of Native education.

Landin is sponsored by the MHA Nation, NIEA, and NEA. She was recently awarded with a grant from the Bush Foundation and Native Governance Center as a member of the 9th cohort of the Native Nation Rebuilders Program.