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2023 NTP Agenda 

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All times are in central time. 

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Boardroom 1

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10

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8

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Planning Committee Meeting

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Ballroom 1

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5

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8

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30

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2023 EPA Leadership Development Agency Forum

Meeting for EPA employees attending the SAIGE NTP

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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12

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8

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30

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Exhibits and Vendor Check-in and Setup

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Boardroom 1

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10

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30

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10

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Registration Volunteers' Meeting

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Boardroom 2

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11

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10

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30

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Moderators’ Review Meeting

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Escalator Landing

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5

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12

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30

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Registered Attendees Check-In and Bag Pick-up

Speakers, Exhibitors and Vendors Check-In

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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3

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30

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2

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30

PM

BREAK - Coffee/Tea Available

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Ballroom 2

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4

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15

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3

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30

PM

Introduction to SAIGE

Session by SAIGE Former Chair, Danny Garceau

Danny Garceau
Danny Garceau
SAIGE Former Chair
Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Escalator Landing

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6

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4

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30

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On-site Registration

For those who have not registered previously online

Tuesday
Jun 20, 2023
Ballroom 4

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8

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7

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Cultural Reception – Tulsa Indian Club and Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women Presentations

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
West Lawn

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7

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30

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Solstice Morning Smudging Ceremony (All Welcome)

West Lawn is located just south of the pool.

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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5

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7

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30

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Exhibit Hall Open

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Escalator Landing

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10

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8

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Registration Check-in

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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8

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45

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8

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30

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GENERAL PLENARY SESSION: Opening of the National Training Program

Presentation of Colors – Muscogee (Creek) Honor Guard
Prayer – Tim Nevaquaya
Honor Song – Tulsa Indian Club Drum

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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8

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45

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Opening Remarks

Fredericka Joseph
Fredericka Joseph
Chair
Society of American Indian Government Employees
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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15

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9

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Welcome and Tribal Overview

David Hill
David Hill
Principal Chief
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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30

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9

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15

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Geoffrey Standing Bear, Principal Chief, Osage Nation

Geoffrey Standing Bear
Geoffrey Standing Bear
Principal Chief of the Osage Nation
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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45

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9

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30

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Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

(Recorded Session)

Charles F. Sams III
Charles F. Sams III
Director
National Park Service
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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10

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9

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45

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Michael S. Regan, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (Recorded Session)

With Remarks From: Jane Nishida, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs;
Kenneth Martin, Director of the EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office

Michael Regan
Michael Regan
Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jane Nashida
Jane Nashida
Assistant Administrator
EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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10

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10

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Brettlyn Bevenue, Outreach Specialist, Cherokee Film

Brettlyn Bevenue
Brettlyn Bevenue
Outreach Specialist
Cherokee Film
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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11

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15

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10

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30

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Protecting Tribal Sovereignty: Discussions on Recent Court Rulings and Implementation of Decisions (Panel)

Moderated by Michael Anderson, Anderson Indian Law

Mike McBride
Mike McBride
Director
Crowe & Dunlevey
Geri Wisner
Geri Wisner
Attorney General
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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11

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45

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11

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15

AM

From SAIGE Student to Agency Director

Julian Guerrero
Julian Guerrero
Director
Office of Indian Education, Department of Education
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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12

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11

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45

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Honoring

Danny Garceau
Danny Garceau
SAIGE Former Chair
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023

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1

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30

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12

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Lunch On Your Own

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Professional Development
Meeting Rm 1

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2

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45

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1

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30

PM

Mapping Your Pathway to Federal Employment

Elaine Robles
Elaine Robles
Human Resources, Diversity, Outreach & Employee Services Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Indigenous Natural Resources/Culture
Ballroom 2

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2

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45

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1

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30

PM

Energy Development on Indian Lands

Dale Bond
Dale Bond
Chief
Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD)
Duane Matt
Duane Matt
Acting Solid Minerals Branch Chief
Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD)
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
EEO & Diversity
Meeting Rm 2

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2

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45

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1

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30

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Everything You Need to Know about Presidential Executive Orders Around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Cynthia (Cin-dee) Dunn
Cynthia (Cin-dee) Dunn
EEO/EDI Director, Tax Exempt and Government Entities
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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4

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1

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30

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Career Fair and Community Outreach

Free and open to the public, SAIGE Students’ participation

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Federal Indian Law/Indian Country
Ballroom 1

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2

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45

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1

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30

PM

Working with Tribal Nations and Honoring the Nation-to-Nation Relationship

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Sr. Analyst
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
Attorney
Anderson Indian Law
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023

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3

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2

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45

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BREAK

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
EEO & Diversity
Meeting Rm 2

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4

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15

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3

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PM

Revitalizing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Cynthia (Cin-dee) Dunn
Cynthia (Cin-dee) Dunn
EEO/EDI Director, Tax Exempt and Government Entities
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Professional Development
Meeting Rm 1

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4

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15

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3

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Knowledge Transfer: Wisdom and Guidance for Management Success

Marcellus Proctor
Marcellus Proctor
Associate Chief
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC), Electrical Engineering Division
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Federal Indian Law/Indian Country
Ballroom 1

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4

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15

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3

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Reconciling the Osage Reign of Terror

Mike McBride
Mike McBride
Director
Crowe & Dunlevey
Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Indigenous Natural Resources/Culture
Ballroom 2

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4

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15

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3

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Cultural and Legal Aspects of Possessing Eagle Feathers

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 1

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7

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6

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Traditional Crafts Demonstration

Beading and Shawl Fringing:
Learn how to bead and fringe, materials provided - SAIGE Board Members-
Sue Morris, Nieva Brock, Roberta Lewis

Wednesday
Jun 21, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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7

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Film Showing and Q&A

For Our People episodes; Short Film: Lakota

Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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8

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7

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Coffee, Tea

Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Ballroom Foyer

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5

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7

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Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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GENERAL PLENARY SESSION: Opening of Day Two

Opening Prayer - Jimmy Caddo
Updates & Announcements – Jay Spaan, SAIGE Vice-Chair

Jay Spaan
Jay Spaan
Vice-Chair
Society of American Indian Government Employees
Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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9

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Monica Jerome, Division of Environmental Systems, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Monica Jerome
Monica Jerome
Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs
U.S Department of Transportation
Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Escalator Landing

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9

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Registration Check-in

Thursday
Jun 22, 2023
Ballroom 3

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9

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9

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15

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Arlando Teller, Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation