RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) _ The fifth annual Native American education conference started Tuesday in Riverton.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (Annual Native American Conference) the conference will featured two days of presentations on issues that affect native students.

The conference, open to the public, was held at the Intertribal Center at Central Wyoming College. It costs $100 for out of town attendees.

Keja Whiteman is Native American liaison to the Wyoming Department of Education. She says she hopes community members and teachers attended the conference with the desire to learn something they are willing to implement in their classrooms and community.

On Wednesday, Rev. Michael Oleksa from Alaska led a discussion on culture and miscommunication.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com