2018 Convention | Concurrent Events

Thursday, October 18

U.S. Department. of Health & Human Services Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation

Observers welcome

(2nd floor – Room 5)

Observers and participants welcome 11 – 5 pm

The Office of Head Start (OHS) will meet with leaders of Tribal Governments operating American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and Early Head Start programs to discuss ways to better meet the needs of AIAN children and their families. The Consultation Sessions will only be conducted with elected or appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated representatives [42 U.S.C. 9835, Section 640(l)(4)(A)]. Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the tribe.

Wellness Room

(2nd floor – Room 6)

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Veterans Hospitality Room

(2nd floor – Room 1)

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ANMC Health Fair

(2nd floor hallway)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

NWS + Kijik Corp. – Opioid Panel

(2nd floor – Room 4)

9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

The opioid epidemic is on everyone’s minds across Alaska and throughout the nation. Faced with unique challenges, the Alaska Native community has an opportunity to innovate and provide community-led culturally responsive programs and solutions to heal our First Peoples. This panel will explore federal, state and local topics surrounding opioids.

Alaska Community Action on Toxics – Protecting our children and future generations

(2nd floor – Room 2)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Indigenous children in the Arctic are especially vulnerable to the effects of chemical exposures, therefore it is of the highest priority to protect their learning abilities so they may innovate into the future while carrying on their ancestors’ and elders’ languages, songs, stories, and traditional knowledge. Vi Waghiyi, Sivuqaq (St.Lawrence Island) grandmother and ACAT’s environmental health and justice program director, will facilitate a discussion and workshop on skills participants can use to take action on issues important to them using the ‘Toxic Free Children Act’ as a timely example. This law will prevent exposures to toxic chemicals that bioaccumulate in northern climates and disproportionately harm our communities that suffer health disparities including cancers, birth defects, learning and developmental disorders.

 

Sealaska Corporation Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

USAC Lifeline Program

(2nd floor – Room 3)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Representatives of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will present information on recent changes to the Federal Lifeline program which provides a monthly subsidy for voice and broadband services of up to $34.25 per month for Alaska Native consumers across Alaska. The workshop will provide an in depth overview of how to apply for this subsidy and the rules for recertification and insights on how USAC can better serve Alaska Native consumers.

 

USDA-RD Opioid Round Table

(2nd floor – Room 2)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with a focus on Rural Development (RD), will host an Opioid Roundtable discussion to better understand the support that is needed to help address the challenges that flow from substance use disorder and opioid misuse.  Key topics will include challenges associated with substance use disorder and opioids misuse; successful strategies for treatment and recovery; and how these measures could be replicated or supported to help address the epidemic in tribal communities.

CIRI Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Arctic Slope Regional Caucus

(2nd floor, Room 6)

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Focus Group on Health Perspectives

(2nd floor – Room 3)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Echo Hawk Consulting will conduct a focus group to learn how culture and community influence health and well-being; what barriers stand in the way of health; and what is needed and what opportunities exist to foster better health in tribal communities. Participants pre-selected.

Doyon, Ltd. Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


NOAA Listening Session with Bering Straits Communities

(2nd floor – Room 3)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Military Reception

(2nd floor – Room 1)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers

(2nd floor – Room 5)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ahtna Heritage Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 6)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cordova Ikumat Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 3)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Chevak Ayaguat Dance Group

(2nd floor – Room 4)

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Noolaagh Doh

(2nd floor – Room 5)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Kigiqtamuit Aġġizruat

(2nd floor – Room 6)

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Mount Saint Elias Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 3)

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19

Sealaska Corporation Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 2)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Doyon, Ltd. Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Alaska Region T/TA Center

(2nd floor – Room 5)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic

(2nd floor – Room 3)

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal advice on issues such as housing, divorce, child custody, public benefits, wills, ANCSA stock, and employment.

Wellness Room

(2nd floor – Room 6)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Veterans Hospitality Room

(2nd floor – Room 1)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Calista/ACVP/YK Delta Regional Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 2)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Aleut Corporation Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 5)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Chugach Alaska Corporation Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Tribal Stewardship Coalition Luncheon – TCC Hunting and Fishing Task Force & UAF Tribal Management

Williwaw 609 F St, Anchorage, AK 99501

11:30-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon to continue to build a stronger statewide Tribal Stewardship Coalition to advance Tribal Stewardship and Co-Management efforts. The luncheon will serve as a time to network, to lift one another up, and to identify and discuss future shared needs and opportunities to collectively advance the work everyone is doing to protect and promote Alaska Native Ways of life and stewardship of traditional territories. (For more information please contact cmstevens@alaska.edu)

 

ANVCA All Villages Meeting
(2nd floor – Room 2)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Bering Straits Native Corporation Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 5)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Arctic Slope Regional Caucus
(2nd floor – Room 4)

1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

USDA-RD Broadband Round Table
(2nd floor – Room 2)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Broadband Roundtable: An open round table discussing about the policies, projects, difficulties and opportunities impacting Alaska broadband expansion.

 

U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice

(2nd floor – Room 3)

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Alaska Commission on Human Rights

(2nd floor – Room 5)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is working towards racial equity in our state by eliminating and preventing discrimination in employment, public accommodations, sale or rental of real property, financing and credit, and government practices. In this workshop, we hope to share the details of the Alaska Human Rights Law while also engaging in meaningful conversation with AFN participants about how the Commission can be a better resource and partner in elevating Native voices.

 

Ahtna, Inc. Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NANA Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 2)

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Cook Inlet Villages Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 3)

4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

KANA/Koniag Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 5)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bristol Bay Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ciuliamta Traditional Drummers & Singers

(2nd floor – Room 1)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Amaguayaat Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 2)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Naa Luudisk Gwaii Yatx’i

(2nd floor – Room 3)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Anchorage Unangax Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 4)

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dlul Hutaaneets Hut’aane Ch’egedelee

(2nd floor – Room 1)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Nelson Island School Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 2)

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Naapaqtugmiut Dancers

(2nd floor – Room 3)

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20

Veterans Hospitality Room

(2nd floor – Room 1)

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Doyon, Ltd. Caucus

(2nd floor – Room 4)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The State of Our Salmon: A Review of the Science and Data Informing the Management of Alaska’s Salmon Fisheries.

(2nd floor – Room 4)

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Description: Join Senator Sullivan as he chairs a field hearing on the science and data informing salmon management. Local, state, and federal experts will testify in front of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard to provide insight.

 

2nd Annual Native Youth Roundtable Discussion With Alaska Leadership
(2nd floor – Room 5)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Alaska Native Youth in an open conversation with our State leadership about issues important to us. Please RSVP to Sam Schimmel at samueluschimmel@gmail.com.

 

USDA General Listening Session

(2nd floor – Room 2)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be hosting a USDA General Listening Session focusing on a variety of USDA issues, including the Farm Bill, USDA departmental regulations on tribal consultation, Forest Service topics, etc.  USDA looks forward to hearing from Alaska regarding a variety of USDA-specific challenges and opportunities.

 

USAC Lifeline Program

(2nd floor – Room 3)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Representatives of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will present information on recent changes to the Federal Lifeline program which provides a monthly subsidy for voice and broadband services of up to $34.25 per month for Alaska Native consumers across Alaska. The workshop will provide an in depth overview of how to apply for this subsidy and the rules for recertification and insights on how USAC can better serve Alaska native consumers.

 

Serving our Rural Veterans: A Community Listening Session with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie and US Senator Dan Sullivan

(2nd floor – Room 2)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Secretary Wilkie and Senator Sullivan for an open community dialogue on how the Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress are currently serving the Alaska Native veteran community, your visions for the future, and your recommendations to ensure that no veteran is left behind.

 

Muster Area for President’s Awards

(2nd floor – Room 5)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gathering place for awardees and their families prior to awards ceremony. Light refreshments served.

 

Tikiqag Dancers Dressing Room

(2nd floor, Room 5)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm