Since Time Immemorial 2018

     Since Time Immemorial



co-hosted with the Washington State Office of Native Education


9:30 Welcome Overview of the Day, Dr. Christina Roberts (Gros Ventre/Assiniboine, Fort Belknap Indian Community), Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute at Seattle University
9:45 Updates to the STI Curriculum, Dr. Laura Lynn, Program Supervisor for the Office of Native Education
9:50 Plenary by Latifah Phillips (Tohono O’odham), Director of the Office of Native Education

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Since Time Immemorial and Early Learning CurriculumAmanda Rambayon (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Native Education K-8 Literacy Liaison, Highline Public Schools
  • Planning and Navigating Your STI ImplementationDr. Laura Lynn, Program Supervisor for the Office of Native Education
  • Native Knowledge 360° – Shana R. Brown (Yakama), Teacher, Career Ladder, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
Lunch Keynote by Delores Calderon, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Youth, Society, and Justice at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies


  • 1pm Panel Presentation: “Sharing Stories of Successful STI Implementation: Developing and Sustaining Strong Collaborations with Students, Families, and Communities,” Sara Marie Ortiz, MFA (Pueblo of Acoma), Native Education Program Manager, Highline Public Schools, Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent of Highline Public Schools, Dr. Laura LynnProgram Supervisor for the Office of Native Education.


  • 2pm Panel Presentation: “Understanding SB5028 Requirements, the Role of Collaboration, and What Has Been Learned So Far” Dr. Kristen B. French (Director, Center for Education, Equity and Diversity, and Associate Professor, Elementary Education, Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education), Dr. Anna Lees (Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, and Editor, Tribal College and University Research Journal, Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education), and Dr. Dawn Hardison-Stevens, Swampy Cree/Cowlitz/Steilacoom (Program Manager and Lecturer, Native Education Certificate Program, University of Washington, College of Education)


Dr. David Powers, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University introduced the afternoon Keynote Speaker, state Senator John McCoy, Pigott Auditorium
Reception to celebrate Indigenous People Institute’s new home, Xavier 160

Table with chairs and Salish blanket on wall