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NAVIGATING THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SERIES: SESSION SEVEN-Direct Relief for Tribal Citizens-Getting beyond Per Caps

September 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm CDT

Don’t miss your chance to register and join us next Wednesday for a discussion on ARPA direct relief and getting beyond per caps. During this discussion, the seventh in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) series from the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, each panelist presentation will be followed by a brief Q+A session to maximize the opportunities for audience participation.

This session will feature:
Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Cathy Chavers, Chairwoman, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Miriam Jorgensen HKS 1991 MPP, 2000 PhD, Research Director, Harvard Project and Native Nations Institute
Kevin Killer, President, Oglala Sioux Tribe
Moderated by Karen Diver HKS MPA 2003, Board of Governors, Honoring Nations, Harvard Project


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)