Over 500 people gathered for the Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University on August 14-15, 2013 to turn their “Vision into Action”. Attendees included everyone from State officials and Utah Tribal Leaders to American Indian students attending the first ever Youth Track.
The Paiute Tribe of Utah was our host tribe, sharing entertainment and spiritual prayers on both days. Governor Gary Herbert provided the key note address. You can find his moving speech right here. Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell served as the emcee and wrote a thoughtful blog post about Utah’s American Indians and the Governor’s Native American Summit. Click here to read his blog post.
If you missed it, here are some of the great breakout sessions we offered:
- Tribal Financial Development
- Indian Child Welfare
- Rural Economic Development
- Strengthening Families
- and a presentation on the agreement between the Dine Department of Education and the Utah State Office of Education.
Governor Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Bell admiring the art work and taking a quick break, relaxing on the gorgeous metal bench crafted by American Indian students. You can get a better look at the quilt at the Urban Indian Center for the next year, then it will be gifted to the Paiute Tribe along with the bench and other art.
The dates and location for the 9th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit have been announced: July 30 – 31, 2014 at Utah Valley University. Mark your calendars!