2014 Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Conference
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:30 AM - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
July 14-15, 2014
11 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been awarded for this conference
Click here for a welcome letter to Pathway Attendees from
Lt. Governor Joseph A. Garcia
The American Indians Pathways Taskforce will be hosting a two-day FREE training and education conference for Leadership to promote the civil rights of American Indians.
Topics will include information on health care, employment, education, environmental justice and nutrition. Also included will be discussions on crisis issues within the Native American communities such as hate crimes, the loss of culture and violence against Native women.
The goal of the training & education conference is to provide you with answers to a wide range of questions in the Native American community under an umbrella of cultural comfort.
Billy Mills (Makata Taka Hela)
Oglala Lakota; US Marine, Olympic gold medalist; inducted into the US National Track & Field Hall of Fame, the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, the Kansas Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the San Diego Hall of Fame, and the National High School Hall of Fame; was the subject in the film “Running Brave”; serves as the spokesperson for Running Strong for American Indian Youth; awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal; awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Award in 2014.
Serves as the Regional Director, Region VIII for the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Denver. Kim Gillan is responsible for overseeing HHS Region VIII’s engagement with state, local, territorial and tribal governments as well as private sector businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other external partners.
John F. Dulles
Served as Rocky Mountain Regional Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has published extensively. Topics of reports he authored and/or directed include: Reservation Border town Discrimination in New Mexico, Educational Opportunities for American Indian students in Montana, Racism and Injustice against Indians in South Dakota, and the Struggle for Federal Recognition of Native Hawaiians. Mr. Dulles also participated in national Commission projects evaluating the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act and other federal civil rights laws.
Currently serves as the Director, Office of Civil Rights-Environmental Protection Agency; formerly the Regional Manager of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VIII.
Dr. Grace Sage Musser, Ph.D.
Dr. Sage Musser (Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin) a clinical psychologist with many years of experience in American Indian higher education, community research, mediation, and mental health. She regularly consults on federal grants, and recently retired as a Conciliation Specialist US Department of Justice, Community Relations Service. Dr. Sage Musser serves as Director of Clinical Services at Denver Indian Family Resource Center.
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Springhill Suites Denver Downtown
We are excited to welcome attendees to SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at Metro State! Conference attendees will enjoy a discounted rate of $156.00 per night during the conference. This rate includes breakfast and internet. There is an additional fee of $28 per night for parking.
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Why should I attend?
Because this is not only an opportunity to meet federal, state and local providers for the Native community...
This is also an opportunity to meet the educators and advocates who are working in your community.
(1) What time does registration begin on July 14, 2014?
Registration will begin at 7:30 am. Once you have registered you do not have to re-register on Tuesday, July 15.
(2) What time does the Plenary Session (Opening Ceremony) being on Monday, July 14?
(3) What time does the Plenary Session begin on Tuesday, July 15?
(4) Is there a fee for this training conference?
No. The conference is free.
(5) Will there be food?
Yes. Food before the conference and afternoon snacks will be provided free of charge. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.
(6) I work for an agency/organization interested in educating or promoting Native American issues. May I have an exhibit booth at this conference?
Sorry. All exhibitor spaces has been filled.
(7) What can/can't I bring to the event?
Food and beverages are not permitted in some areas. Notetaking material is encouraged.
(8) Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(9) Can I update my registration information?
No. You will have to cancel your registration and re-register.
(10) The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. But we prefer that each person register so they can be sent a survey.
(11) What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Attendees are encouraged to take RTD bus system. Light rail lines stop at Auraria Campus.
The most convenient parking will be located on 9th Street at the Tivoli Parking Garage.
The King Center is located on 9th Street. About ½ block from Tivoli Student Union Building.
Click here for link to Auraria Campus map: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmaps/maps.htm
When & Where
EEOC-Denver Field Office
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law. Our role in an investigation is to fairly and accurately assess the allegations in the charge and then make a finding. If we find that discrimination has occurred, we will try to settle the charge. If we aren't successful, we have the authority to file a lawsuit to protect the rights of individuals and the interests of the public. We do not, however, file lawsuits in all cases where we find discrimination.
We also work to prevent discrimination before it occurs through outreach, education and technical assistance programs.
The EEOC provides leadership and guidance to federal agencies on all aspects of the federal government's equal employment opportunity program. EEOC assures federal agency and department compliance with EEOC regulations, provides technical assistance to federal agencies concerning EEO complaint adjudication, monitors and evaluates federal agencies' affirmative employment programs, develops and distributes federal sector educational materials and conducts training for stakeholders, provides guidance and assistance to our Administrative Judges who conduct hearings on EEO complaints, and adjudicates appeals from administrative decisions made by federal agencies on EEO complaints.