The Assembly will be held in Missoula, Montana from 22 July - 2 August 2020. 

Leaders and educators from indigenous communities will inform and inspire with the deep work that is underway to base Indigenous Education on immersion in Mother tongue languages and culture. Montessori leaders will explore the universality of Montessori principles that support children and families across the globe, across communities. The 30-year anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Communities will launch discussions and readings.

We will feature programmes in the region and around the world, including nomadic communities in Kenya, the Inuit community in Pond Inlet and Hawaiian indigenous education. Within these communities, Montessori education has been embraced because of its alignment to local values, with hands-on learning, observation and self-direction at its core.

Read more about the area, venue and accomodation options here

You can find more information on the mission and purpose of the Assembly here


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