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

July 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

The Indian Health Service invites you to join us on Thursday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2021

Time:  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Conference Call:                    1-800-857-5577

Participant Passcode:            6703929

Webinar Adobe Connect:      https://ihs.cosocloud.com/r4k6jib09mj/

Participant Password:           ihs123


  1. Agency Update – Ms. Elizabeth Fowler, Acting Director, IHS
  2. IHS Incident Command Structure Demobilization Update – RADM Chris Buchanan, Deputy Director, IHS
  3. FY 2022 President’s Budget Request – Jillian Curtis, Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Office of Finance & Accounting, IHS
  4. IHS Health Information Technology Modernization Project Update – Mitch Thornbrugh, Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Technology, IHS
  5. IHS Quality Health Care Updates – Jonathan Merrell, Deputy Director for Quality Health Care, IHS
  6. Facilitated Open Discussion with Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Who Should Attend: Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders


July 10, 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)