Agenda

November 15, 2016

 8:-00 - 8:30
 Shared Breakfast (Breakfast Provided)
 8:30 - 9:15
 Elder Opening
  • Dr. Reverend Trimble Gilbert, Traditional Chief Arctic Village
  • Marie Yaska, Elder, Huslia/Fairbanks
Leadership Welcome
  • Victor Joseph, President Tanana Chiefs Conference
Planning Committee Welcome
  • Don Shircel, Tanana Chiefs Conference
  • Jessica Black, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Native Nations Institute
 9:15 - 10:15
 Keynote Plenary:  Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

   Introduction to Native Nation Building

 10:15 - 10:45
 Visiting Break
 10:45 - 11:30
 Traditional and Modern Governance and Decision Making Roundtable      
  Moderator:  Joan Timeche, Hopi, Executive Director, Native Nations Institute
  • Wilson Justin, Cheesh'na Council Member, former Tribal Administrator
  • Will Mayo, TCC Executive Director of Tribal Government & Client Services, former TCC President
  • Theresa John, Assoc. Professor Indigenous Studies, UAF
  • Jessica Black, Asst. Professor DANSRD and TM, UAF
 11:30 - 12:00
 Question and Answer Period - Moderated
 12:00 - 1:15
 Lunch Break (Lunch on your own)
 1:15 - 2:00
 Indigenous Leadership Roundtable
  Moderator:  Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Ahtna Athabascan, Associate Director, Native Nations Institute
  • Evon Peter, former Chief Arctic Village, UAF Vice Chancellor
  • Dr. Gary Ferguson, Senior Director, Community Health Services ANTHC
  • Barbara Blake, Senior Advisor to the Lt. Governor, Byron Mallot
  • Julie Roberts-Hyslop, Vice-President, TCC Executive Board, President Tanana Tribal Council
 2:00 - 2:30
 Question and Answer Period - Moderated
 2:30 - 2:45
 Visiting Break
 2:45 - 4:00
 Table Dialogues on Today's Topics - Applying Discussion to Action
 4:00 - 4:30
 Elder Closing

November 16, 2016

 8:-00 - 8:30
 Shared Breakfast (Breakfast Provided)
 8:30 - 9:00
 Elder Opening
 9:00 - 10:15
 Keynote: President Peterson, President CCTHITA

  Leading in the Traditional Way: Integrating Traditional Knowledge and Culture into Modern Tribal Governance Structures

 10:15 - 10:45
 Visiting Break
 10:45 - 11:30
 Nation Building: The Alaskan Context & Nation Building Fundamentals Presentation
  •  Miriam Jorgenson, Native Nations Institute
 11:30 - 12:00
 Question and Answer Period - Moderated
 12:00 - 1:15
 Lunch Break (Lunch on your own)
 1:15 - 2:00
 Keynote: Jack Trope, Senior Director, Casey Family Programs

  Making the Indian Child Welfare Act Work: The Importance of Tribal Sovereignty

 2:00 - 2:45
 Governance and Wellness Roundtable
  Moderator:  Jessica Black, Asst. Professor of DANSRD and TM, UAF
  • Jerry Isaac, former TCC President, former Chief Tanacross, current Behavioral Health Director Fairbanks Native Association
  • Judy Ramos, Asst. Professor DANSRD, UAF
  • Natasha Singh, Stevens Village Tribal Court Judge, TCC General Counsel
  • Valerie Davidson, Commissioner of the Dept. of Health and Social Services
 2:45 - 3:15
 Question and Answer Period - Moderated
 3:15 - 3:30
 Visiting Break
 3:30 - 4:15
 Table Dialogues on Today's Topics - Applying Discussion to Action
 4:00 - 4:30
 Elder Closing

November 17, 2016

 8:-00 - 8:30
 Shared Breakfast (Breakfast Provided)
 8:30 - 9:00
 Elder Opening
 9:00 - 12:00

 Finding Strength, Moving Forward: Topic Area Work Sessions

  • Constitutions for Tribal Governments
  • Self-Governance of Traditional Hunting and Fishing Practices
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Wellness
  • Nation Building
  • Justice, Courts and Public Safety
  • Tanana Chiefs Conf. Work Session
 12:00 - 1:15
 Lunch Break (Lunch on your own)
 1:15 - 2:30
 Continuation of Work Sessions
 2:30 - 2:45
 Visiting Break
 2:45 - 3:45
 Large Group Dialogue - Applying Discussion to Action
 3:45 - 4:30
 Planning Committee Closing, Elder Closing