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2017 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.

Please join us at our annual American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Utah State Office Building. We will provide more information as details are finalized.

Event Location

The 2017 American Indian Caucus Day is being held in the Utah State Office Building, which is the building behind (north) the State Capitol. Enter through the main entrance located on the south side of the building.  Take the elevator to the basement.  Please remember to check-in at the registration table.

Click here for map of Capitol grounds.

Agenda – State Office Building, Auditorium

8:30 – 9:00 AM –  Attendee Check-in
9:00 – 9:30 AM –  General Session
– Welcome
– Spiritual Prayer
– Cultural Performance
– Signing Ceremony – Utah Dept. of Health (Tribal Consultation & UIO Conferment                                                        Policy)
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Inter-generational Poverty Initiative – Utah Dept. of Workforce Services
10:30-11:00 AM – Gov. Gary Hebert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox
11:00 – 11:30 AM – Utah Dept. of Public Safety Presentation
11:30 – 12:15 PM – Infinite Mind Presentation
12:15 – 1:30 PM – Lunch/Networking Time
1:30 – 2:00 PM –  Legislative Update
2:00 – 2:15 PM –  Utah League of Native American Voters
2:15 – 3:15 PM –
3:15 – 4:00 PM –  Utah Division of State History – “Utah Drawn” map exhibit, State Capitol
Networking Time

Parking

Parking is very limited during the Legislative Session and taking public transit or carpooling is encouraged.  Street parking is available. Please pay attention to parking enforcement signs. Click here for directions and parking information.

 

Utah’s Indigenous Day 2016

About Indigenous Day:

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates, honors and recognizes the countless contributions of Utah’s American Indian community at its annual Indigenous Day celebration. As part of National Native American Indian Heritage Month, UDIA and its network of partners work together to promote events celebrating Native culture throughout the state.

This year, we will celebrate our Indigenous Day event, “Spiritual Wings: Embracing Native Culture”, on November 4, 2016, at Thanksgiving Point’s Red Barn in Lehi, Utah.

 

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Indigenous Day Poetry Contest:

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs is excited to sponsor a state-wide poetry writing contest open to all Utah American Indian students (grades 3-12) in honor of Utah’s Annual Indigenous Day celebration. This poetry contest is an excellent opportunity for Native students to express themselves and recognize the many contributions of Utah’s American Indian communities.  The goal of the contest is to encourage Native students to identify the value of culture and how culture can help them achieve their goals.

This contest is open to Utah American Indian students in school districts, charter, public and private or home schools, grades 3-12. Entries must be submitted by October 21, 2016 (submit by email or online at Indian.utah.gov).

Please contact Meredith Lam (meredithl@provo.edu) if you have additional questions regarding the poetry contest.

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11th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit

“Weaving Our Future Together – Love, Family & Community”

August 8-9, 2016

Utah Valley University – Sorensen Student Center

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED 
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE

ON SITE REGISTRATION – $30.00 (CASH, CREDIT OR MONEY ORDER)
YOUTH TRACK – FREE

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates the 11th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit.  This year’s theme is “Weaving Our Future Together: Love, Family & Community.”   The theme reflects our focus on working together to strengthen family and tribal communities in order to build a better future for Utah’s Native American population.

This year, we proudly welcome keynote speaker David Browneagle.  An enrolled Spokane Tribe citizen on his mother’s side and Ho Chunk on his father’s side, David currently serves as vice-chair of the Spokane Tribal Business Council.  A life long educator and counselor, he believes strongly in using “the old ways and new ways as one” in education and training.

 

Summit Agenda

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Summit Breakout Sessions Overview

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Summit Breakout Session Descriptions
Monday, August 8, 2016

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Youth Track Agenda

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Youth Track Breakout Sessions
Overview & Descriptions

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Upcoming Events

LIVING LEGENDS
Presented by Brigham Young University

 

March 23, 2017
Provo, Utah
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A celebration of Native American, Latin American and Polynesian music and dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36TH ANNUAL HAROLD A. CEDARTREE MEMORIAL POWWOW
Presented by BYU MSS Celebration of Culture Program

March 24 & 25, 2017

WILKINSON STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM
PROVO, UTAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UVU POWWOW 2017
Presented by UVU Native Wolverine Association

Friday ~ March 31, 2017
Saturday ~ April 1, 2017

Rebecca D. Lockhart Arena
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

45th Annual University of Utah Powwow
Presented by Inter-Tribal Student Association

APRIL 7-8, 2017

University of Utah Union Ballroom

 

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The 53rd Annual Hozhoni Days Powwow
Hosted by Wanbli Ota Club

HONORING VETERANS OF ALL CONFLICTS

APRIL 14-15, 2017
DURANGO, CO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANCING STRONG YOUTH POWWOW

Presented by Provo City School District &
Running Strong for American Indian Youth

SATURDAY – APRIL 29, 2017
Provo High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL LI’L FEATHERS BENEFIT POWWOW
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

GRANGER HIGH SCHOOL
3580 SOUTH 3600 WEST
WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH

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

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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
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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.