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For Our People, Stories of Self-Governance & Sovereignty, is an original docuseries created 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 2, the Oneida Nation and Menominee Nation share their experience participating the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations’ Self-Determination Demonstration Project. Participation in the project has resulted in more local and Indigenous foods incorporated into the diets of their citizens and created economic development opportunities for local food producers. While successful, the project can be improved by incorporating Self-Governance authority into the project.

The Cherokee Nation demonstrates how it is incorporating technology into its language preservation efforts.

Dr. LaNada War Jack gives us a tour of Alcatraz Island and shares insights as an organizer of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz — an event that helped usher in the era of Tribal Self-Determination.

Chef Crystal Wahpepah shows us around her new restaurant, Wahpepah’s Kitchen in Oakland, CA, and explains the significance and importance of developing a menu based on Indigenous ingredients and traditional Tribal recipes from across the country.

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)