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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.

 

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

 

 

 

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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