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(S.D.)-More Than 1,500 Attend Indian Education Convention

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 11/04/2013 08:16 AM
     RAPID CITY, S.D. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - More than 1,500 people from around the nation attended the annual National Indian Education convention and trade show in Rapid City.
 
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ne of the association's main goals is to promote greater freedom and educational standards in Native American classrooms.
 
     Suzanne Whitelance, a co-chair of the local planning committee, says the convention that ended Saturday encompassed a lot of public policy issues such as current curriculum.
 
     The Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the convention had an economic impact of nearly $1.6 million on the western South Dakota area.


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