2019 Tribal Self-Governance Consultation Conference

Don’t miss the 2019 Tribal Self-Governance Conference!

Many Nations, One Goal: Self-Governance


Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium (SGCETC), in coordination with Indian Health Service (IHS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) will host the 2019 Tribal Self-Governance Consultation Conference March 31- April 4 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. The mission of this conference is to provide a forum for Tribal leaders and officials to: (1) share best practices for implementing Self-Governance and administrating programs and services to Tribal citizens, (2) stay informed about current issues and learn about updates from Federal agencies, and (3) to learn about the mechanics of Self-Governance and other opportunities for Tribal Nations to pursue their goals of self-government.  Thank you for your continued support of Self-Governance and we hope to see you in Michigan!

DRAFT Agenda:

Host Hotel:

Rising in the midst of northern Michigan’s freshwater bounty, winding wooded trails, and sugar-sand beaches, you’ll find Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screens, plus coffeemakers and mini fridges. Condos add dining areas, kitchenettes and patios or balconies. Amenities include 3 championship golf courses, a 100,000-sq-ft fitness center with tennis courts, a private beach club and an indoor water park. A spa, pools, shops, and 3 restaurants and 2 bars round out the amenities. 

Room Block Booking


Free parking and complimentary airport shuttle available


Pre-Registration is now closed please print offline registration form and bring with you to conference. Registration fee is $425


For assistance with registration, contact Mandi Johnson at mandij@tribalselfgov.org or Tami Snow at tamis@tribalselfgov.org.

Students for Self-Governance/ Silent Auction:

SGCE is excited to announce a new initiative, Students for Self-Governance. Through this initiative, SGCE will provide funds for college students interested in Tribal Administration, Healthcare Administration, Public Policy, or other Health related fields to attend the 2020 Tribal Self-Governance Conference. We are incorporating a silent auction into the 2019 Tribal Self-Governance Conference in order to fund this initiative.

Please consider donating an item to the silent auction and don’t forget to bid on items during the conference!

Contact Candice Skenandore at cskena10@oneidanation.org or Jay Spaan at jays@tribalselfgov.org if you would like to donate an item for the silent auction or for additional information.

Contact SGCE regarding exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities.

Exhibit space starts at $375 and we have a wide variety of sponsorship levels, starting at $1,200 (a complimentary registration is included for all sponsors). Contact Jay Spaan at jays@tribalselfgov.org or Tami Snow at tamis@tribalselfgov.org.