Guided by an all-Native planning group, portions of this wide-ranging, week-long meeting are designed to meet the needs of Native professionals, community activists and students. The Native-focused parts of the conference program include papers, posters, sharing circles, a Native Film Night, and other events, as well as great informal networking opportunities. To help Indigenous people take part, the George Wright Society offers two travel scholarship

Full-time Native students at an institute of higher education (including 2-year tribal colleges) can apply for a George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarship. Go to for details.

Indigenous people who are not full-time students can apply for a Native Participant Travel Grant. Complete information is at

Indigenous people from anywhere in North America (Canada, Mexico, and USA) are eligible to apply. Applications are due by December 1. You must apply on-line; the application forms can be accessed through the links above.

GWS2013 is a wonderful opportunity to meet with Native and non-Native colleagues and exchange ideas in a supportive, collegial atmosphere.

If you have any questions about the scholarship programs, please contact Dave Harmon, GWS Executive Director, at or 1-906-487-9722. Thank you