Minnesota Reading Association

Symposium: Minnesota American Indian Perspectives, Literature, and Lessons (hosted by SRIC)

  • 18 Feb 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tartan High School


  • This event is free to all active members of the MRA.
  • Guests will be given a one-year membership to MRA free with registration to this event.

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Understanding Minnesota American Indian Perspectives
Minnesota American Indian Resources and Literature
Model Lessons for Meeting the New 2010 ELA Standards

Dawn Quigley is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (North Dakota), is an Indian Education teacher and a Reading and English teacher in Forest Lake, Minn., and has been an educator for over 16 years (Minneapolis, North Branch, Forest Lake).  Along with a passion for reading Native literature, she has also had a number of her own writings published regionally.

John Bobolink is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, has worked over twenty years in the field of education, and has been at the St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program for the past ten years.

Norm Benson is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikira, has worked over twenty-nine years in the field of chemical-use prevention and education, and has been at the St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program for the past fourteen years.

Vendors: We're excited to welcome the following partners who will have resources for preview and purchase at the event:

To visit Birchbark Book's website, click here.

To learn about services and preview Mackin's Minnesota American Indian resources (with your free customer account), click here.

Check-in, continental breakfast, and networking will begin at 9:00.
Tartan High School is located at 828 Greenway Ave in Oakdale, MN (55128).

The time of this symposium has been selected in order to accommodate participation by our friends and colleagues outside the Twins Cities metro.  We hope you'll join us for this informative day of learning and networking!

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