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Kansas Association for Native American
Education (KANAE)

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The Kansas Association for Native American Education (KANAE) is a professional organization of advocates for Native American, First Nations, and/or Indigenous students across the state of Kansas. The organization was created to address the need for growth and greater visibility of Indigenous people, nations, and perspectives in and across the educational environments in our state, and beyond. This includes prioritizing Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in our mainstream educational settings. Kansas sits upon the Indigenous lands of several Native nations, and is currently the home of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, and Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska. It is important that we keep the perspectives and knowledges of these nations visible within our educational systems.


Are you interested in becoming part of our KANAE advocacy network? This will allow you to connect with other American Indian educators across the state and region, and help you connect with knowledgeable professionals in various Indian education contexts who might be able to assist you in your own local advocacy work. 

Membership is currently FREE – please register here so that you can receive information about upcoming events, as well as connect with KANAE members across the state and region. We look forward to working with you!

Executive Director
Alex Red Corn (Osage)

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Coordinator for Indigenous Partnerships, Co-Chair of the K-State Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance (IFSA)

Associate Executive Director
Jennifer Attocknie (Comanche)

Lawrence Public Schools Coordinator for Native American Student Services (NASS)


Congratulations to Carole Cadue-Blackwood, recently received 2018 NIEA Parent of the Year Award

KANAE Fall 2018 Meeting to be held after KSU Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering – October 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m., K-State Student Union

May 4th, 2018 – KANAE Votes to re-formalize the organization during meeting at Lawrence Public Schools