The Niganawenimaanaanig Indigenous Nursing Program at Bemidji State University is honored to announce their upcoming conference in Bemidji! The inaugural Indigenous Nursing Conference, entitled “Rising Up to Empower Change: Taking a Stand to Transform our Sacred Communities”, will be hosted by Niganawenimaanaanig and will be held at the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University campus, July 15-16, 2019. The conference will bring together healthcare and other like-minded professionals who serve Indigenous people and our communities. All presentations will be centered around one or more of the Seven Grandfather Teachings (i.e. Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Truth, Humility, and Wisdom). The goal of the conference will be to provide learning opportunities surrounding diseases affecting Native peoples and relevant social issues/concerns, ultimately encouraging health and healing within our tribal nations. Niganawenimaanaanig is an innovative support program at Bemidji State that provides Indigenous students with relevant, holistic support to increase their likelihood of successfully completing the BSU Nursing Program. Niganawenimaanaanig is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.