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Welcome to Day 2

Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit

General Track 

9-3:30 pm MDT

September 15


Opening Remarks

Welcome Duane Matt, SAIGE

Technical Overview Williamson Creative Agency LLC

Introduction of SAIGE Board of Directors Fredericka Joseph, SAIGE Chair

Youth Program Overview JoAnn Brant, SAIGE Youth Director


Keynote: Update on the Department of the Interior's Policy Agenda for Indian Country

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Jonodev Chaudhuri, Ambassador, Muscogee (Creek) Nation 

10:30-10:45 Break


Importance of Tribal Sovereignty in Energy Development

Cultural/Natural Resources

Winter Jojola-Talburt, DOI Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development

11:30-12:30: Lunch


Two Spirit-Returning to the Ancestral Roots

EEO/Diversity and Inclusion

Sade’ Heart of the Hawk Ali, Tribal Lead, Zero Suicide Institute

1:15-1:30: Break


Career Pathfinder

Professional Development

Nancy Berryhill, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Renee Ferguson, Assist. Regional Commissioner, Dallas Region, Social Security Administration

2:15 -2:30: Break


Updates in Tribal Consultation

Indian Law/Indian Country

Stephen Pevar, American Civil Liberties Union


Wrap up/announcements


Military Awards Night, Musical Entertainment

Youth Track 

12-4pm MDT

12-1pm Round Table Discussion with Exhibitors

Career Fair 1-4pm MDT

1-2pm   Introductions 
Each Exhibitor shares a brief overview of their agency or organization.

2-3:30pm   Breakout Rooms
Each Exhibitor has their own Breakout Room where representatives are eagerly awaiting!

Attendees can move between Breakout Rooms at will. This is a special opportunity to speak one-on-one with potential employers. Youth Track attendees can be prepared by thinking of questions to ask exhibitors in the Booth, and Exhibitors will have information prepared to share with you too.

3:30pm  Youth Track Closing Words

4:00pm  End of Youth Track

| BlueCrossBlueShield

| Department of Defense 
| Department of Energy 
| Department of Justice 
| Department of State 
| Environmental Protection Agency 
| Government Accountability Office
| Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 
| United States Coast Guard 
| United States Department of Agriculture 
| University of Arizona, College of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program

For Career Fair Material, see Partners and Exhibitors
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