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United Tribes hosting Intertribal Summit
Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall
23 August 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) - "Advancing Tribal Sovereignty: Strengthening Tribal Cultures" is the theme for the eleventh annual Intertribal Council Summit meeting set for September 4 - 6 in Bismarck. The event will be held at the Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall with the opening ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 4.

      Keynote speakers include Carl Artman, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of Interior; Winona LaDuke, White Earth Band of Chippewa, former vice presidential candidate; and Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota Attorney General.

      Discussion topics for the conference include: law enforcement issues in Indian Country, indigenous rights in the 21st Century, probate reform, renewable energy, Indian gaming, and education.

      The annual gathering is an opportunity to exchange information about current issues in Indian Country. Past sessions have been attended by members of the North Dakota Congressional Delegation or their representatives and other leaders at the federal, state and local level.

      The event also includes a trade fair September 5 and 6. The number of vendors has increased, expanding the size this year. Summit luncheons will take place near the Trade Fair arena, providing and opportunity to see the products and services available.

      Trade fair set up takes place September 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Retail vendors are required to have an active North Dakota Sales and Use Tax Permit.

      United Tribes Technical College sponsors the meetings, which precede the United Tribes International Powwow.

      To see a detailed agenda and to register, visit the United Tribes website: www.uttc.edu, or contact Tiffany Hodge 701-255-3285 x 1482, thodge@uttc.edu. For the trade fair contact Brek Maxon 701-255-3285, x 1359, bmaxon@uttc.edu.


Advancing Tribal Sovereignty: "Strengthening Tribal Cultures"
September 4-6
Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall
TOPIC AGENDA

Tuesday, September 4
Registration Open
Opening Ceremony: Remarks by Tribal Chairs, State and City Officials and other honored guests; Wayne Stenehjem, keynote speaker
Law Enforcement Issues in Indian Country: Cooperation across Jurisdictions
ND State Legislative Issues & Update; Tribal-State Relations Committee
9:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
 
Wednesday, September 5
Registration Open
General Session: Carl Artman, keynote speaker
Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century
Probate Reform: Establishing a Probate Code
Luncheon
Tribal-Federal Relationships
Indian Gaming
Climate Change Impact on Indian Country
Reception - Scholarship Fund Raiser
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
NOON
1:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, September 6
General Session: Winona LaDuke, keynote speaker
Renewable Energy
North Dakota Congressional Report
Luncheon
Education for the Seventh Generation
UTTC-UTND Board review and approval of resolutions
Powwow Ground Blessing
Grand Entry - 38th Annual United Tribes International Powwow
9:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
NOON
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

      

 

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