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IHS’ All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call – June

July 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

The Indian Health Service invites you to join them on Thursday, July 8, for our monthly call for Tribal leaders and Urban Indian Organization leaders to provide important IHS updates and to extend an opportunity for leaders to share input with IHS officials.

Date:  Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time:  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Join ZoomGov Meeting:  https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606908068


  1. Agency Update – Ms. Elizabeth Fowler, Acting Director, IHS
  2. Facilities Appropriations Advisory Board Update  – Mr. James Ludington, Director, Office of Environmental Health & Engineering
  3. Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee | Special Diabetes Program for Indians Update – Mr. Darrell LaRoche, Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services
  4. Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs – CAPT Francine Barnett, Director, Division of Health Professions Support, Office of Human Resources
  5. Facilitated Open Discussion with Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Who Should Attend: Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders


July 8, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)