S1: E1

For Our People, Stories of Self-Governance & Sovereignty, is an original docuseries that captures and shares stories that demonstrate Tribal Nations’ success and innovation improving the health and wellbeing of their citizens, culture, and communities.

In Episode 1, teamwork is on full display at the Lakota Nation Invitational. The Oglala Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and Rosebud Sioux demonstrate that teamwork is also important off the court as the three Tribal Nations join together to improve healthcare services for their relatives living in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Karuk Tribe recovers from the devastating 2020 Slater Fire and seeks to use traditional ecological land management practices to prevent future mega-fires, increase food security, and secure cultural activities.

Sicangu Lakota recording and performing artist Gunner Jules opens up about his start in the music industry and shares a new song.

Presented by SGCETC in partnership with FireThief Productions.


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)