Native American high school students gather for annual Native Education Forum

Students at the Native Education forum

Native American high school students will gather at Colorado State University to research Indigenous issues and prepare for the college application process during the annual Native Education Forum, June 18-23.

Native American high school students gather for annual Native Education ForumStudents work for six days to research issues related to Indigenous policies and issues in history, participate in discussions, and attend sessions focused on college application preparation. The event ends in a formal forum where students present findings.

Exploring Indigenous issues

“We are proud and excited to offer the sixth annual Native Education Forum as an opportunity for high school students to explore Indigenous issues and get excited for the college application process while earning free college credit,” said Leslee Lovato, Forum coordinator and assistant director of Admissions at CSU.

Native Policy and Contemporary Issues

This year, Ethnic Studies Professor Roe Bubar and Tiffani Kelly, assistant director of the Native American Cultural Center will lead the one-credit college course on Native Policy and Contemporary Issues. The course will empower students to conduct their own research and findings using indigenous methodology.

In addition to researching issues related to the Indigenous community, students also will strengthen skills in writing, study skills, teamwork and leadership. CSU faculty, staff, and current students help facilitate the program.

Students from across the country

This year, approximately 22 students will gather from across the country. Students are traveling from Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information about the Native Education Forum, contact Leslee Lovato at (970) 491-1858.