OIE Strategic Planning Meeting

Greetings and good thoughts my relatives,


Yá’át’èèh shik’èí. Tśe Deeshgizhnii nishłį, Kinyaa’áanii báshíshchíín, Tódích’íi’nii dashícheíí, Hashk’aan Hadzhohí dashínałí. Shí éí Serena Denetsosie yinishyé. Ákót’éego Diné asdzáán nishłį́. I am the Deputy Associate Superintendent for the Office of Indian Education. I hope this correspondence finds you well and healthy.


We would like to invite Parent Committee Leaders, Engaged Caregivers, and Student Leaders, to join our strategic planning meeting for Arizona Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. It is our intent to gather your thoughts and hopes for our children’s educational pathways as we work to balance our traditional knowledge systems and western knowledge systems.


Please join the Office of Indian Education and Indigenous Strategies on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 9am-12pm. We will be using the ZOOM platform and it does have a call in feature. Please sign up through the Eventbrite registration link provided below.  The event is free.


https://nov212020.eventbrite.com ** This meeting will be highly interactive and participants will need to bring their cell phone to engage in the discussions.


Due to a limited space of 50 participants, we respectfully ask that you register no more than 2 individuals from your organization.  However, there will be a survey provided after the meeting to allow all stakeholders an opportunity to contribute their thoughts.


Ahéhee’(Thank you),



Serena Denetsosie, MSW | Deputy Associate Superintendent

Community member of Diné Nation

Office of Indian Education

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W. Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007