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Tribal Consultations

The Governor’s Executive Order on Tribal Consultations, effective beginning in 2014, directs each state agency to develop a formal tribal consultation policy. This ensures tribes have input when the state is contemplating actions that have tribal implications.

“Consultation, communication, and cooperation between state agencies and Utah’s tribal nations are already taking place and yielding positive results,” Governor Gary R. Herbert said when issuing the Executive Order. “This consultation executive order will build upon these successes and shows our strong commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship between the state and the tribes.”

The full text of the executive order is available in HTML and PDF (begins on page 5). The press release announcing the order is also available.

Through the executive order, each state agency will be required to compile a report of consultation activities annually. These will be submitted to the governor and lieutenant governor, shared with tribal leaders, and posted for public review. Current reports are available in PDF format below. Past reports can be requested by contacting us.

Governor’s Office of Economical Development Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Department of Workforce Services Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Department of Public Safety Tribal Consultation Executive Summary FY17 and Consultation Report

Department of Environmental Quality Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Board of Pardons & Parole Tribal Consultation Report FY17

 

13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit

“UNITY ~ Strengthening Our Nations and Culture”

July 17-18, 2018

Utah Valley University – Orem, Utah

Save the date for the 13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit.  This year’s theme is “UNITY ~ Strengthening Our Nations and Culture.”  The theme reflects our continued focus of actively working together to strengthen our Sovereign Nations, tribal communities, and our culture.

Keynote Speaker: Mary Kim Titla

This year, we proudly welcome keynote speaker Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY). She is a member of the San Carlos Apache Nation located in southeastern Arizona. Ms. Titla is a Native American youth advocate, former TV broadcaster and a former school administrator. A 20-year veteran TV News Reporter, she spent most of her career working for NBC affiliate stations in Arizona. In 2007 she was inducted into the Cronkite Hall of Fame at Arizona State University. She estimates telling as many as 5,000 stories during her career and has received awards from the Associated Press, Arizona Press Club and the Native American Journalists Association. Currently, she serves as Executive Director for UNITY, a national non-profit organization promoting youth leadership, citizenship and personal development among Native American youth. Part of UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of Native American youth.

Host Tribe: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

This year, we are honored to have Ute Mountain Ute serve as Host Tribe for the 13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit. Come prepared to learn more about the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe as they share their culture through cultural performances, hands on make-and-take crafts and tribal highlights during the morning plenary sessions. We will provide updates as details are finalized.

Registration:

Online registration is available now through Saturday, July 14, 2018. Online registration will close at 11:30 pm on July 14th. Onsite registration will be available at the Summit.

Registration fees:

Early Bird Registration (now through July 14): $25.00
Onsite Registration (July 17): $30.00

Register Here

 

 

*Draft agenda, subject to change.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The annual Governor’s Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solution to issued impacting Utah’s American Indian communities.  As a sponsoring partner, your company/organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah’s Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.

Our long-term goal for this conference is to bring together tribal leaders, community partners, government officials, educators, students and community members to engage in productive dialogue to help Utah’s tribal communities grow and thrive.

We invite you to be a contributing community partner for this year’s Summit. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Click to pay your sponsorship payment online.

Exhibitor/Vendor Opportunities:

The annual Governor’s Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solutions to issues impacting Utah’s American Indian communities. As an exhibiting partner, your organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah’s Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.

We have reached our capacity for exhibitor/vendor space.  If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please email James Toledo at jtoledo@utah.gov.  Thank you.

 

American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol

Every year the Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) invites state and tribal leaders, legislators, community members and partners to attend our annual America Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol.  Caucus Day provides an opportunity for state government to maintain and strengthen its relationship with Utah’s eight sovereign tribal nations by encouraging discussions between state and tribal leaders.

This year’s American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol was held on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Utah State Office Building.

Agenda – State Office Building, Auditorium

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY MARKET DAY – 7/11/2018
URBAN INDIAN CENTER OF SALT LAKE (CLOSED 7/4-7/6)

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

* Every Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit
Unity ~ Strengthening Our Nations and Culture

July 17-18, 2018
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

 

 

 

 

2018 Goshute Contest Powwow

AUGUST 3-4, 2018
IBAPAH, UT

 

 

 

 


10th Annual Spirit Run

Protecting the Paiute Spirit

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

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 celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University July 30-31, 2015.

THANK YOU TO OUR 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

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

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.