24th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

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AZ Senate Lawn

1700 West Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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The Governor's Office on Tribal Relations invites you to the 24th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.

As sovereign nations, Tribal Nations and Communities are relevant and major contributors to local economies who share a unique government-to-government relationship with the State of Arizona and the federal government.

In accordance with A.R.S. § 41-2053, the Governor's Office on Tribal Relations (GOTR) extends an invitation to spend a day paying tribute to the history and culture of American Indian peoples, their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity of, not only the United States, but the State of Arizona.

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day is a public forum for Tribal Leaders and State officials to discuss issues in which they share a common interest or jurisdiction. We encourage all members of the public to join us on this special day to network among the 450+ expected attendees and learn about programs and resources available from 40+ participating organizations.

This year, the Arizona Senate will host the annual joint protocol session which features a State of Tribal Nations Address delivered by three Tribal Leaders.

Invited Tribal Leaders include: Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Dr. Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe and Chairman Robert Miguel of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, we are excited to offer a day filled with activities that promote civic engagement, community, and wellness. Culinary sampling of indigenous foods from six (6) participating tribes in the Southwest will be offered with lunch on the Senate lawn.

Native Youth Know (NYK) has designed a workshop to educate our youth on indigenous food systems, cultivation, preparation and hydration to promote healthier lifestyles. The dynamic program creates a safe place to not only discuss challenging issues faced by our young people but address the importance of clean water for health and agriculture. For more information on NYK, please call 602-542-4426, registration is handled separately.

There will be two separate information sessions for adult guests addressing best practices in historic preservation and a concurrent session focused on missing and exploited women.

The Arizona Fifty-Fourth Legislature will be conducting regular business and we encourage all attendees to learn more about their elected state representatives and become more involved in how laws are made and passed.


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Programs and Resources Fair

11:00 AM - NOON

Joint-Protocol Session hosted by the Arizona Senate

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

"Taste of The Southwest" Indigenous culinary sampling

Noon - 1:00 PM

Luncheon on the Senate Lawn (Pre-registration required)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Information Session: Best Practices in Historic Preservation

1:00PM to 3:00 PM

Information Session: Missing and Exploited Women

Youth Activities (Grades 7-12)

9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Native Youth Know Workshop: Indigenous Health and Wellness, "Food is Medicine"

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1700 West Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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