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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.

Stay tuned for updates to come!

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:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7:45-8:30 AM:  Registration/Check-In
8:30-10:30 AM: Morning Plenary Session
10:30-10:45 AM: Break
10:45-12:00 PM: Morning Breakout Session
12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00-4:00 PM: Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, July 18, 2018:

8:30-9:15 AM: Morning Pleanary Session
9:15-9:30 AM: Break
9:30-12:15 PM: Morning Breakout Sessions
12:15-1:15 PM: Lunch

*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.

The exhibitor registration fee is $100 and includes a 6 foot table with draping, wifi, meals for two individuals, and time with all attendees during break times throughout the two-day event.

To secure your space:

  1. Fill out online vendor application.  Please contact James Toledo if you need us to email a paper form (contact information listed below).
  2. Submit payment – pay online or pay by cashiers check or money order, please make payment payable to: “State of Utah – Governor’s Native American Summit” and mail to following address:Utah Division of Indian Affairs
    Attn: 2018 Native American Summit
    250 North 1950 West, Suite A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  3. Confirmation email will be sent when we receive completed application and payment.
  4. We will contact you and provide additional details as we get closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Tia Korologos at tia_esimgt@msn.com, or James Toledo at jtoledo@utah.gov.