Native Cases Summer Institute

July 13-14, 2024 at The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington

Enduring Legacies Native Cases Conference

The 2024 Enduring Legacies Native Cases Conference will build on more than eighteen years of work developing interdisciplinary teaching case studies on significant issues in Indian Country and offering workshops for staff development and for educators to network and learn how to use the cases in their classes. Our interdisciplinary collection of cases covers a wide range of topics applicable to all academic fields. Problem-based learning, place-based learning, and collaborative learning are the cornerstones of our approach. Cases promote student engagement and critical thinking in the context of complex and pressing real world issues. They are a terrific way of promoting diversity. At this institute, we will practice working through cases collaboratively to learn how to facilitate case analysis and discussion. 

For 2024 we will feature new cases on the cutting edge of current issues in Indian Country with a special emphasis on education reform and climate change.

Conference Particulars

  • The conference is located at The Evergreen State College House of Welcome (Longhouse) in Olympia, Washington
  • Parking is free at Evergreen on weekends
  • The conference will run from 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • A continental breakfast is at 8:30 am with the program starting at 9 am
  • Pre-reading and homework is required
  • Campuses and organizations are invited to bring teams or attend the conference as individuals
  • The registration fee for the two-day conference is $150 per person which includes breakfast and lunch

Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. 

How to Register

Conference Registration Form (Word DOC)