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Honoring USMC Code Talker Day

GOURD DANCE – Thursday, August 13, 2015
Navajo Technical University
Teec Nos Pos Site, AZ                                                                         code talker
10:00 AM Flag Raising

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10th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit: “Hozho Speaks – Love, Peace, Beauty, and Harmony”

The Annual Native American Summit began in 2005 at the request of then Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., as a way of facilitating a discussion between state government, business and tribal leaders to address and develop solutions to various challenges that American Indians living in Utah face.

This year, the Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University – July 30-31, 2015.

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Conference Registration: Online Registration CLOSED
Same Day Registration will be available.  If paying, please bring money order for $25.00, cash, or credit/debit cards will be accepted.  

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Call for Presenters: Closed

SBA Office of Native American Affairs 8(a) Business Development Training July 29, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Orem Small Business Development Center | Utah Valley University
815 West 1250 South, MS 239 | BRC Building, Room 104
Orem, Utah 84058 

Cost: Free

To Register: http://native8atraining.com/Pages/registration.aspx

“We invite all American Indian and Tribally-owned company representatives who want to learn more about how to develop a business within the SBA 8(a) program, as well as established companies already in the developmental and/or transitional phases of the 8(a) program.”

 

Summit Schedule

Sorensen Student Center – Ballroom

Day 1 (General Session) – July 30, 2015
6:00 – 7:00 AM
 – Native Zumba
7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 AM – Drum Call, Buffalo Nation
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Plenary Session
* Welcome, Shirlee Silversmith, Director, Utah Division of Indian Affairs
* Spiritual Prayer – Julius Chavez
* Presentation of Colors – Salt Lake Veterans’ Association
* National Anthem; Pledge of Allegiance
* Welcome Video – Matthew Holland, President, UVU
* Introduction of Lt. Governor Cox & President Begaye – Shirlee Silversmith
* Remarks – Spencer J. Cox, Lt. Governor
* Host Tribe Remarks – Russell Begaye, President, Navajo Nation
* Introduction of Cultural Performance – Shirlee Silversmith
* Cultural Performance – Theatre Play “Navajo Code Talkers”, Rees Elementary Students
* Introduction of Governor Herbert – Julie Fisher, Executive Director, Department of Heritage & Arts
* 10th Anniversary Celebration Video
* Gubernatorial Keynote Address – Gary R. Herbert, Governor, Utah
* 10th Anniversary Declaration Signing
* Instructions and Adjournment – Shirlee Silversmith

10:00 – 10:15 AM – Break & Exhibits
10:15 – 11:30 AM – Breakout Sessions, Group 1
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Entertainment by Nebo Title VII Performers
1:15 – 2:30 PM – Breakout Sessions, Group 2
2:30 – 2:45 PM – Break & Exhibits
2:45 – 3:30 PM – Breakout Sessions, Group 3
5:00 – 6:30 PM   “Native Shorts” – A special, free film-viewing hosted by FNX & Utah Education Network

Day 2 (General Session) – July 31, 2015
7:30 – 8:30 AM
 – Check-in, San Juan Student Summer Project Display, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 AM – Plenary Session (Ballroom)
* Welcome – Shirlee Silversmith, Directory, Utah Division of Indian Affairs
* Spiritual Prayer – Rex Harvey
* Introduction of Jason Walker – Shirlee Silversmith
* Remarks – Jason Walker, Chair, Utah Tribal Leaders Council
* Featured Speaker – Darryl Tonemah, PhD, Owner & CEO, Tonemah Consulting Group
* Student Summer Project – Jay Brasher, American Indian Services
* Instructions & Adjournment

9:15 – 9:30 AM – Break & Exhibits
9:30 – 10:45 AM – Breakout Sessions, Group 4
10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break & Exhibits
11:00 – 12:15 PM – Breakout Sessions, Group 5
12:15 – 12:30 PM – Break & Exhibits
12:30 – 2:00 PM – Lunch & Navajo Cultural Performance; Conference Evaluation Prize Drawing

Summit Breakout Sessions (General Session)

Breakout Sessions, Group 1 – Thursday, July 30, 10:15 – 11:30 AM
* Banking & You – Why Use A Bank? – Michele Weaver, Community Development Representative, Zions Bank
* A Community-Based Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities & Promote Wellness in Diverse Women – Sara E. Simonsen, PhD, CNM, MSPH – Assistant Professor, Univ. of Utah Division of Public Health
* Disparities in Discipline:  A Look At School Disciplinary Actions for Utah’s American Indian Students – Vanessa Walsh, BS, JD Candidate – University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
* Safeguarding Traditional Knowledge & Native Sacred Sites on U.S. Public Lands – Gavin Noyes, MPP
* Understanding Your Identity – Rex Harvey, Consultant, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
Virtual Care:  Is It Right For Me? – Nate Gladwell, RN, MNA & Panel

Breakout Sessions, Group 2 – Thursday, July 30, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
* Credit 101 
– Michele Weaver, Community Development Representative, Zions Bank
* Wells Fargo Presentation
* Increasing Tribal Access to Rural Development’s Half Billion Dollar Annual Investment in Rural Utah – Dave Brown – State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); Dave Conine, MS – Director, USDA Rural Development; Mark Gibbons – Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) USDA Rural USDA
* Maintaining Individual & Family Hozho After A Knock On The Head – Susan M. Wolf, PhD – Executive Director/Consultant – EMPOWERment Research, LLC
* Opportunity & Challenges For Tribes Under The Affordable Care Act – Kim Janice Gillan, MS – Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region 8
* Understanding Tribal Consultation – James Toledo – Program Manager, Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) & Paul Tsosie, Esq.

Breakout Sessions, Group 3 – Thursday, July 30, 2:45 – 3:30 PM
* Benefits and Services for Veterans 
– Mark Pezel – Veterans Service Representative, Veterans Benefits Administration Salt Lake City; Christopher Scott – Executive Assistant to the Director, Veterans Health Administration Salt Lake City; Gary Stearman – Outreach Program Specialist, Utah County Office, Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs
* How To Have You & Your Family Covered Under The Affordable Care Act – Kim Janice Gillan, MS – Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region 8
* Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention – Rex Harvey, Consultant, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.; Rick Hendy, LCSW – Director of Behavioral Health, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
* The Bears Ears Proposal & The Bishop Public Lands Initiative – Kelsey Burg, Office of Congressman Chaffetz; Willie Greyeyes, Board Chair, Navajo Mountain and Utah Dine Bikeyah
* Urban Native Fitness “New Ways to Move” – Gaye Dawn Pinnecoose, CPT – IT Site Manager; Penelope Pinnecoose, BS – Exercise Specialist & Women’s Health & Wellness Coach
* USDA Careers & Internships – Ed Iser – Business Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS); Jonathan Tufuga – Human Resources Manager, USDA Rural Development (RD)

* 4:30 PM Special Film Presentation & Discussion – “Native Shorts” – Frank Blanquet (Mayan) – TV Producer & Director, FNX

Breakout Sessions, Group 4 – Friday, July 31, 9:30 – 10:45 AM
* Building a Thriving and Sustainable Healthcare Model in Indian Country
 – Utah Navajo Health System – Andrew Bayless, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist; Dustin Coggeshell – Emergency Management Director; Michael Jensen, MBA, MSPA – CEO; Stephanie Makilhele, MPA – Grant Writer/Manager; Revina Talker – Physician Assistant
* Capturing Our Stories Using New Technology – Part 1 
– Frank Blanquet (Mayan) – TV Producer & Director, FNX; Lisa Cohne, MSW – Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
* Healthy Native Cooking – Brittany Poulson, MCA, RDN, CD, CDE – Urban Indian Center
* How To Get Into College & Excel (OPEN TO STUDENTS) – Brad Denver, Coordinator, Dream Catchers; Ken Sekaquaptewa, Program Director, UVU Native American Initiative
* Learn To Become A Leader From Within – Rex Harvey – Consultant, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
* Promoting Health & Wellness – A Lightening Round of Tips – Rick Hendy, LCSW – Director of Behavioral Health, Utah Navajo Health System; Deanna Kepka – Huntsman Cancer Institute; Lilliam Pinzon – Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Dentistry
* Resources Available To Support Utah Tribes’ Public Health Infrastructure & Programs – Carol Cohen, Regional Manager of Community & Environmental Services, Rural Community Assistance Corp. (RCAC)
Breakout Sessions, Group 5 – Friday, July 31, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
* Capturing Our Stories Using New Technology – Part 2
– Frank Blanquet (Mayan) – TV Producer & Director, FNX; Lisa Cohne, MSW – Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
* Indian Child Welfare – Sheldon Spotted Elk
* Meals on a Budget – Brittany Poulson, MCA, RDN, CD, CDE – Urban Indian Center
Navajo Nation Collaboration for Economic Development – Rebecca Benally – Commissioner, San Juan County; Linda Clark Gillmor – Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
* Sober Visions:  Revitalizing The Spirit In Native America – Tyler Goddard, LCSW – Director of Behavioral Care, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Damon Polk, CADC II – Substance Abuse Counselor, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
* Trauma In The Native Community:  Biology To Sociology – Darryl Tonemah, PhD – Owner & CEO, Tonemah Consulting Group
* Walking In Beauty While Brushing Her Teeth – Crystal Sekaquaptewa, DDS

Youth BREAKOUT SESSION Overview

Thursday, July 30, 2015
SESSION 1 : 1:00 – 2:30 / 2:45 – 4:15 PM

* EART / Mechatronics – David Phillips, Asst. Professor of Mechatronics, UVU
* Film Making for Champions – Lisa Cohne, MSW – UEN Community Partnerships Manager
* Get ‘Fired Up’ About an Emergency Services Career – Chris Lindquist, Lecturer, Emergency Services, UVU
* Native American Flute – Learn The History / Culture – Brad Denver, Coordinator, Dream Catchers
* The Science of Safe Water – Daniel Horns – Associate Dean, College of Science & Health, Utah Valley University
* Traditional to Contemporary: Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be You. Cultural Expression Through Art – Lori Santos, PhD – Assistant Professor of Art Education, Utah Valley University
* Understanding Your Identity (2:45 – 4:15 PM only) – Rex Harvey, Consultant, Utah Navajo Health System

Special Film Presentation & Discussion : 4:30 PM – Ballroom
“Native Shorts”

Friday, July 31, 2015

SESSION 2 : 9:30 – 10:15 / 10:30 – 11:15 / 11:30 – 12:15

* Career & Technical Education – Kim Chiu, Interim Director of Career & Technical Education, UVU
* Conservation & Engineering Tools in Water Science – Nathaniel Todea – Hydraulic Engineer, AISES Utah Professional Chapter / UDSA NRCS
* Embracing Culture and Language for College Success – Luciano Marzulli, K-16 Outreach Coordinator, College of Humanities, University of Utah International & Area Studies
* Understanding Your Identity (11:30 – 12:15 only) – Rex Harvey, Consultant, Utah Navajo Heath System

EXHIBITORS

Brigham Young University
Lasharoo, LLC
San Juan School District Heritage Language Resource Center
Job Corps
Adopt-A-Native Elder
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation
Tope/Toyakoi
Utah Department of Transportation
Department of Heritage & Arts
Sacred Circle Health Care
Bureau of Land Management – Utah Office
Natural History Museum of Utah
Governors Office of Economic Development
American Express
Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Management
Zions Bank
AT&T
Wells Fargo Bank
University of Utah Health Plans
Molina Healthcare
Navajo Nation Tourism Dept.
Utah Valley University
Utah Intertribal Veterans Association
Deer Dancing Designs
USDA Farm Service Agency
Utah Division of Driver License
Health Choice Utah
Mountainland Head Start
Dinè Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts
Native Elder Arts & Crafts Table
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
Utah State University Eastern
Utah Society of Respiratory Care

SPONSORS

American Express
Brigham Young University
Utah Valley University
Department of Public Safety
Zions Bank
Wells Fargo
at&t
University of Utah Health Care
Molina Healthcare

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Pow Wow – Saturday, May 2, 2015

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015:
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3580 South 3600 West
West Valley City, UT

Grand Entry:  12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Admission:  $3 – Adults, $2 – Students
*Elders (60 and older), children under 12, drummers & singers – FREE

Please see flyer for more information.

Upcoming Events

UDIA - Navajo Rug Show
November 6-8, 2015

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program Presents ‘Weaving Ceremonial Blankets’ – The 26th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale from November 6-8, 2015 – Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley – Park City, Utah.  Please see flyer for full schedule of events.

Friday, November 6, SPECIAL EVENT, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

* Preview/sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; hors d’oeuvres served; entertainment; live auction

– Admission:  Adults $30, Children $10 (under age 12)

Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

* Sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; pageant, weaving demonstrations; Native American Grandma and Grandpa Idol; Veterans ceremony; closing pow wow

– Admission:  $5 or canned food donation

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Upcoming Events

4th Annual “Celebrating The People” Powwow
July 24, 2015

11010 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UTS.Jrdn.Powwow
*Free to the public!

Grand Entry at 12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Please see flyer for more details.

****VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT****
Setting up, cleaning up after the powwow & in the kitchen.
If you can assist, please call:
801-362-6987 or 801-420-7288.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

10th Annual Powwow – Saturday July 18, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Free Admission

Presented by Davis County S.D. Title VII and Hill AFB American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Committee

Central Davis Jr. High (Soccer Field)
664 North Church Street
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Grand Entry at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

*Please see flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Powwow
June 19-21, 2015

5500 Snyder Ave.Stewart Fathers Day powwow
Carson City, NV

 

 

 

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Powwow
Saturday, May 2, 20152015lilfeatherspowwowflyer pdf

Granger High School
3580 South 3600 West
West Valley City, UT

Grand Entry:  12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Admission:
$3, General   $2, Students
Elders (60 and older), children under 12,
drummers and singers are free.

*See flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

November 6-8, 2015

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program Presents ‘Weaving Ceremonial Blankets’ – The 26th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale from November 6-8, 2015 – Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley – Park City, Utah.  Please see flyer for full schedule of events.scanmail@utah.gov_20150408_083445

Friday, November 6, SPECIAL EVENT, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

* Preview/sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; hors d’oeuvres served; entertainment; live auction

– Admission:  Adults $30, Children $10 (under age 12)

Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

* Sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; pageant, weaving demonstrations; Native American Grandma and Grandpa Idol; Veterans ceremony; closing pow wow

– Admission:  $5 or canned food donation

http://anelder.org/http://facebook.com/adoptanativeelder

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Presents:powwow 2015tribe
35th Annual Restoration Gathering & Powwow
June 12-13, 2015 – FREE EVENT

440 N. Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT

*Bring your own chairs/shade.

Please see flyer for more details.

 

 

 

Legends from the Sky – Lehi & St. George, UT
Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres – March 6-12, 2015

Holt Hamilton Productions presents ‘Legends from the Sky,’ a Native American Sci-Fi Film.  The film will be showing at select Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres from March 6-12, 2015.  Check local listings for showtimes.

Megaplex Theatres Thanksgiving Point
2935 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Megaplex Theatres Pineview Stadium
2376 Red Cliffs Dr.
St. George, UT 84790

 

4th Annual Healing the Spirit Round Dance – Salt Lake City, UT
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake – March 14, 2015

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Join the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake as they host the 4th annual Healing the Spirit Round Dance.  This is a community event and open to the public.  There will be a Cake Walk and raffle drawing.

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

 

 

34th Annual BYU Cedartree Powwow – Provo, UT
WSC Ballroom – March 27-28, 2015

BYU powwowJoin the BYU Multicultural Student Services as they hose the 34th annual BYU Cedartree Memorial Powwow on March 27-28, 2015.  Grand Entry Friday at 6 PM and Saturday Grand Entry’s 1 PM & 6 PM.  Tickets are available at the door, at the BYU Information Desk, or by phone at (801) 422-4313.

$6 for General Public,
$5 for non-BYU students,
$3 for Dancers and Singers, and
Free for Seniors & children 10 and under.

Urban Indian Center Community Assessment

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UIC) is pleased to announce that it is working on a special project.  This project is a community assessment to determine how the Center can better meet the needs of urban American Indians living along the Wasatch Front.  We would be pleased to have you participate in focused explorations of the issues important to you.

Are you American Indian or Alaska Native & age 18 or older?

Do you live in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber, or Tooele County?

If so, we invite you to participate in the UIC’s special project to determine the needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas along the Wasatch Front.

Click here to begin a 10-15 minute questionnaire, or visit the Urban Indian Center (formerly the Indian Walk-In Center) for more information.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a tablet computer.  Three tablets will be given away at the beginning of January 2015.

Remember, you can shape and strengthen your community’s future by taking part in this exciting project.  Thank you in advance and please feel free to share this information.

Governor Herbert Signs Historic Executive Order at 9th Annual Native American Summit

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to strengthen communication between state agencies and Utah’s eight sovereign tribes at the 9th Annual Native American Summit, held at Utah Valley University on July 20, 2014.

This executive order is the first of it’s kind and will ensure that Utah’s Native American tribes are consulted before any important decisions are made that will have impact on said tribes.

For the Full EO: Native American Summit Executive Order
For the full Press Release: Gov. Herbert takes steps to strengthen state-tribe communication

History of Indian Affairs

Background

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) was created in 1953 when the Utah State Legislature passed the “Indian Affairs Act” creating the Commission on State Indian Affairs. The first director for the UDIA was hired in 1956. The UDIA is currently staffed by the Director, Research Analyst, and Secretary.

Authority
The UDIA has mandated functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities under Utah Code Annotated (UCA), Chapter 9: Parts 1, 2, & 3 of the “Indian Affairs Act.”

Scope of Responsibility

Serve as the Indian Affairs authority for the state of Utah under UCA Sec. 9-1-101.

Serve as liaison and promote positive intergovernmental relations with and between Utah Indian Tribes, Office of the Governor, federal and state agencies, and local entities.

Coordinate with the Governor’s office to address Indian Affairs’ issues and develop policies.

Coordinate with the Native American Legislative Liaison Committee to develop Indian legislation and address Indian Affairs’ issues.

Works closely with the Native American Remains Review Committee to determine disposition of human remains found on state or school trust lands.

Monitor Utah and Federal Indian legislation which impacts Utah Indian Tribes and the state of Utah. Develop programs and services, provide alternatives, and implement solutions that will allow Indian citizens an opportunity to share in the progress of the state of Utah.

Governor’s Native American Summit

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Governor’s Native American Summit.  This year’s event will be held on July 30th and 31st at Utah Valley University in Orem.

The purpose of the Summit is to build and strengthen working relationships between state and tribal governments, and its diverse network of community partners to address a multitude of issues impacting Utah’s American Indian population by addressing four critical areas: education, economic development, housing, and health.

Since its inception in 2006, the Summit has experienced significant growth and the Utah Division of Indian Affairs could not make this phenomenal event happen without the continued generosity and support of its partners!  Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2015 Governor’s Native American Summit.

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