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Tribal Aviation Symposium

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until March 15, 2022

Dear Tribal Leaders,

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invite you to the first Tribal Aviation Symposium on March 14-15, 2022 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET.

While the idea for this symposium has been years in the making, it began to take shape during our Tribal consultation sessions last March. These conversations helped us build what we hope will be an engaging and informative symposium.

Session topics include:

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Grant Funding
  • Tribal Airports Best Practices
  • Emerging Technology: Drones, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Commercial Space
  • Aviation Careers and STEM Aviation & Space Education (AVSED)
  • Protecting Sacred Sites from Overflights

In addition to sharing information and resources for Tribal aviation programs, we will also provide opportunities for questions throughout the symposium. During the final session, we’ll hold a facilitated discussion on outreach and define next steps.

Please note: All attendees must register to join the Tribal Aviation Symposium. After you register, you will receive an email with your unique Zoom link to join the symposium.

We hope to see you there!


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)