The Native Studies Summer Workshop for Educators (NSSWE) is designed to increase the knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of Minnesota educators, administrators, and student service providers on the histories, cultures and languages of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Minnesota.

This high-quality professional development program will promote a greater understanding of American Indian issues and provide opportunities to critically evaluate educational materials and resources. The goal of NSSWE is to facilitate learning among teachers, administrators, and student service providers in order to increase the effectiveness of working with American Indian students and teaching American Indian content.

For more information, email Darlene St. Clair at dstclair@stcloudstate.edu.

NSSWE logo

2024 NSSWE Overview

June 24-28, 2024
Host: Zagaakwaandagowininiwag / Bois Forte Band of Chippewa


A very enlightening, provocative and informative workshop...it offers a refreshing perspective on both history and current events.

Workshop Participant

Event Details

The workshop is designed specifically for P-12 and college educators; students in teacher training programs; those involved with the education of American Indian students including classroom teachers, teacher aides, curriculum specialists, library media specialists, guidance counselors, home-school coordinators, Title IX/JOM coordinators and administrators; tribal education staff; college and university faculty, staff and administrators; and those with an interest in American Indian Studies and/or American Indian education.

Workshop Investment

  • Early Bird - $625.00 postmarked/received by June 1, 2024
  • Basic Registration - $700.00 postmarked/received after June 1, 2024
  • Groups of three or more are eligible for a group discount of $595.00 per person

To register with invoice/check, complete the PDF registration form.


Registrations received/postmarked after June 16, 2024 will incur a $25.00 late registration fee.

Note: Lodging is not included in the registration fee and additional fees apply if seeking course credit  (more information below).


Additional Details


Course Credit

NSSWE Sponsors

Past Workshop Locations and Partnership