One of our most popular events of the year, this conference is aimed at tribal professionals seeking to enhance their leadership and management styles as they continue to grow in their careers. Ideal attendees are tribal executives, administrators and council members who know that effective leadership often means adjusting to evolving trends. Topics for this multi-day getaway conference will explore tribal ethics, strategic planning initiatives, operational financial management and more. An amazing chance to network with other tribal leaders from across Indian Country, we look forward to seeing you there because being elected is just the first step to being a strong leader for your nation.
For more than 20 years, CSN, Inc. President James Mills has been one of the leading experts in the field of tribal enrollment. From audits, to ordinances, projections and training, no one has had more experience or has reached greater positive results than Mills and CSN, Inc. Now in partnership with DCI America, together our team will be showcasing our core area of expertise in Palm Springs. Join us as we discuss and examine some of the most trending issues in tribal enrollment, including:
Bleeding Out: Not If, But When?
Enrollment & Your Tribal Constitution
Complying with Ordinances
Jurisdiction & Disputes
Enrolling Your GrandChildren
As the Administrative Professional for your tribal organization, you are relied upon to provide the level of support that keeps your ogranization running smoothly. Attend this conference that will help you:
Gain new perspectives
Develop fresh problem-solving appraoches
Discover tools to put your skills to action
Network. Network. Network.
If your job is to keep an office running smoothly, then this conference is for you. Join us and learn from our seasoned professionals who are making CSN Now in Partnerhsip with DCI America today's Premier Native American and First Nations Training Organization.
Jeri Bruno heads up this year's conference, leading registrants through their personal discovery as women leaders. Learn, develop and realize your strengths.
A panel of distinguished bird singers and dancers will discuss aspects of traditional bird singing and dancing past and present, and what the future holds for this performance practice. This event is presented in conjunction with the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song & Dance Festival held on Saturday, January 26.
Moderator: Gerald Clarke, Jr. (Cahuilla Band of Cahuilla Indians), Artist and Chair of Visual Arts at Idyllwild Arts Academy
Free Admission and Parking
With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops, as well as retrospectives and forecasts for the future of the literatures of Indigenous peoples.
SAVE THE DATE! The Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center (NLC) is excited for its 5th Annual Summer Conference. We would like to invite you and
others throughout Indian Country back to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL for a curriculum of unique courses that will
strengthen Tribal communities into the future. Sessions will combine our five focus areas: Celebrating Culture & Language, Financial Wellness, Grants Education, Housing Strategies, and Tribal Government. Join us in this great learning opportunity, which offers free resources that are critical to the growth and quality of life for communities in Indian Country.
REGISTRATION IS FREE TO NATIVE AMERICANS AND THOSE WORKING WITHIN INDIAN COUNTRY.
Travel & Booking
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL. Rooms are $101 a night if you book before May 10, 2013. Call 1-800-937-0010, and use booking code:
GNLC13 to reserve your room. Book your travel with Native American Travel (NAT), a Native owned business. To reserve your flight and ground
transportation, contact NAT at 954-967-3614, Monday through Friday 8AM - 5PM EST, or online at: http://www.mynativeamericantravel.com
What is the purpose of the conference?
The International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, provides a network of support for tribal cultural institutions and programs. It is a unique event that brings together a wide variety of people who share the common goal of cultural preservation.
What presentation topics are appropriate?
Topics that are of interest to tribal archives, libraries and museums with an emphasis on case studies of successful programs and hands-on activities receive priority. For information about past conferences and workshops, visit the “Past Programs” section of the www.atalm.org website.
Inspired by the artwork of Dana Tiger, this year’s conference theme is “In Balance” with a focus on restoring the mind, body, and spirit. The University of Oklahoma will provide 2.8 CEUs or 28 contact hours to any participants seeking continuing education.
Who Should Attend:
This conference brings together tribal members from American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation communities, tribal health system and IHS employees, public health and social science researchers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, educators, traditional food educators, health promotion specialists, and wellness leaders. Conference tracks include behavioral health, health promotion and disease prevention, and wellness.
The 5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health will be held in Portland, Oregon, April 19-21, 2013. The meeting provides an opportunity for general pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, community providers, and others who work with indigenous children and youth to come together to share, support, network and build partnerships to improve indigenous child health.
The purpose of this international, collaborative conference will be to focus on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for children and youth in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian and Alaska Native communities
Strengthening and Sustaining Native Nations: Innovative Practices in Indian Country
The past, present, and future experiences of American Indian nations, communities and organizations are grounded in the concepts of sovereignty, self-determination, self-sufficiency and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous sustainability continues to be a challenge as American Indian and Native American study programs partner with others to use disparate worldviews and intellectualism to strengthen Native nations by seeking solutions to 21st century issues.
The theme of the conference is to examine the innovative approaches that tribal governments, communities, and various organizations and institutions have undertaken to best meet the needs of growing Indigenous populations. What are the issues and what types of programs and approaches are being implemented to protect and sustain tribal land and culture and the well being of native people?
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops on the following topics:
Innovations in health, education, welfare, art, literature, technology, social and economic justice, economic development, criminal justice, implementing the Indian Law and Order Act, environmental justice, cultural sustainability, family issues including women, children, men and elders and domestic violence prevention.
Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.
Tribal Enrollment professionals, Enrollment Committee Members and Council Members should all plan to attend The Eighteenth Annual Tribal Enrollment Conference, November 14-16, 2012 (registration fee $620) a unique opportunity to meet with Tribes from across Indian Country. Explore the complexities of Tribal Enrollment and learn to better manage, plan, lead and succeed in strengthening your Enrollment Department. An organized and productive Enrollment Department is critical to your Tribal Sovereignty and ultimately your Tribe’s survival. Plan Ahead for The Cultural Night Dinner: November 14, 2012 This is an opportunity for you to share something special about your tribe’s history, traditions, regalia, dance or stories. Raffle donations are greatly appreciated!
CSN and DCIAmerica are presenting The Annual Native Leadership 2 Conference to those persons who wish to further develop their leadership skills with application oriented training. Join us on November 12-13, 2012 for The Annual Native Leadership Conference 2 (Registration fee $599) to make the arts and sciences of Leadership work effectively for you, and most importantly, for your tribe or tribal enterprise.
2012 Forum Tribal Lands and Environment: A National Forum on Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Contaminated Sites, and USTS, coos Bay, OR. (August 20-23, 2012)
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, National Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program (TWRAP) Steering Committee and USEPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), would like to invite you to the 2012 Tribal Lands Forum. The Forum is an annual national gathering of tribal professionals and their colleagues from various federal agencies. Topics covered will be waste management, brownfields, Superfund sites, underground storage tanks, land remediation, and emergency response.
Conference Theme: “Honoring Mother Earth, Preserving Our Native Teachings, Adapting for the Future”
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A symposium to inform the nation about the impacts of climate change on coastal indigenous tribes will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., July 17‐20, 2012.
The symposium will bring together as many as 300 coastal indigenous tribal elders, leaders, scientists, witnesses, and other scientists and policy leaders from around the nation to discuss traditional ecological knowledge and what it can teach us about past, present, and future adaptation to climate change. Five regional panels of tribal leaders and tribal and Western scientists will examine how native people and their cultures have adapted to climate change for hundreds to thousands of years, and what their future — and that of the nation — may hold as the impacts of climate change continue.
"Uniting Our Diversity, We Stand As One" is the theme selected for the 2012 National UNITY Conference.
The annual National UNITY Conference is one of the largest gatherings of American Indian and Alaska Native youth in the country and will be held at The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The 5-day conference will feature various keynote speakers, a health and education fair, workshops, culture sharing and a talent show, among other activities.
We welcome you to attend the 2012 Navajo Nation Biennial Drinking Water Conference. Water is the foundation for all living life which gives us the Power to protect and improve the Navajo Nation's Quality of Life. We hope that you will join us this year and take the knowledge and understanding of the importance of Navajo's pristine natural resources. This year Navajo PWSSP will host the conference at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Hotel, in Scottsdale, just 24 miles east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and is less than 30 miles from downtown Phoenix.
The Practicum is open to Native American high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, southern California, and Utah who have an interest in pursuing a career in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, range management, watershed management, hydrology, or other natural resources related field. The Practicum provides a "hands-on" learning experience in natural resource management and combines classroom with field sessions that enables students to learn concepts and techniques used to manage natural resources. The Practicum is provided by the Southwest Region, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society at no-cost to the participating students.
NCAI Mid Year Conference & Marketplace, Lincoln, Nebraska (June 17-20, 2012)
The National Congress of American Indians – the nation’s oldest, largest and most representative national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will be hosting its 2012 Mid-Year Conference.
More than 800 tribal leaders and representatives are expected to attend general assemblies and break-out sessions during the three day conference , which will provide a forum for tribal, federal & state government and business leaders to keep abreast of issues such as: economic development, criminal jurisdiction, violence against women, tax issues, financial literacy, energy development, and homeland security. We are also excited to be highlighting cutting edge research that informs tribal policymaking at the 7th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum.
There will be both plenary and breakout sessions. Proposals for presentations in the areas of Ambient Air Quality, Indoor Air Quality and Climate Change are encouraged. Tribal leaders, environmental staff, scientists, policy developers, and representatives from tribal colleges, universities, federal, state, and local agencies, and other interested parties involved in research or projects that pertain to air quality or climate change are invited to submit an abstract of their presentation.
ATNI is a regional organization comprised of American Indians in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Northern California, and Alaska. The members are representatives of and advocates for national, regional, and specific tribal concerns. It is at our conferences that the representatives from the 60 member tribes set the direction through committees by way of resolutions during the three yearly meetings which sets Indian Policy not only regionally but, Nationally through our sister organization National Congress of American Indians
Renewable energy projects have the potential to lower energy costs and generate dependable revenue, promoting economic self–sufficiency in an otherwise uncertain future. Indian Country contains 5% of the land and 10% of the undeveloped natural resources in the United States, that could be used for renewable energy projects, but there are many obstacles tribes must overcome to bring these projects to fruition. Native Nation Events’ Fifth Annual Renewable Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference will take place at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, where a forum of tribal leaders and professionals will address these issues; including the financing, legislation, and infrastructure necessary to create sustainable and environmentally responsible economies, with renewable energy projects for the future generations of Indian Country. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register please call 201-857-5333.
Target Audience: Small Businesses; Tribal Leaders; tribal representation from executive, legislative, and judicial branches; tribal and economic development planners; community and economic development corporations; Tribal college faculty and students, Native American entrepreneurs and Tribal Enterprises; local city government, state, and federal agencies; financial institutions; and private investors.
Vendor fee: $250 per space (all fees included)
Representatives attending will be from U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Equity Assistance Centers (Metro State College of Denver & Mid-West) U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Justice (Community Relations Service), City and County of Denver Anti-Discrimination Office, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (Women’s Bureau & Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food and Nutrition Service), Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, Colorado Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Minority Health Office for Civil Rights), and others.
NAISA is a professional organization dedicated to supporting scholars and others who work in the academic field of Native American and Indigenous studies.
For conference program information, see NAISA Conference details
DCIAmerica is proud to present the Thirteenth Annual Native Women’s Leadership Conference. December 6-7, 2011 at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Join DCIAmerica’s dynamic facilitator, Jeri Bruno as she leads you through your personal discovery as a Woman Leader. Learn, discover and develop your strengths. How to use Social Media to present yourself and your ideals (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Wellness in the workplace presentation from University of Nevada, Life in Balance program, Financial Literacy, Strength Based Leadership...and more! Contact DCI America To Register Now!
Registration 9 AM
Opening Ceremony 9:30 AM
Who should attend?
CIO's & I.T./M.I.S. Directors
Casino and Hotel Managers
Marketing Directors and Management
Slot Directors and Operations
Economic Development and Business Managers
Health Facility Managers
RPMS Site Administrators
Anyone at a tribal organization or casino that recommends purchases, services and/or uses technology should attend!