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Welcome to Day 3

Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit

Veterans Track 

10-3:00pm MDT

September 16 10:00-15:00

10:00 -10:15 Welcome Remarks, Virtual Posting of Colors, Prayer

Moderator, Juanita J. Mullen, American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans Liaison, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Virtual Posting of the Colors, CIVA Color Guard
Honoring Song and Prayer, Tilford Brown
Announcements, SAIGE Board of Directors Chair, Fredericka Joseph

10:15 – 10:45 National VA Updates

Stephanie Birdwell, Director, VA Office of Tribal Government Relations


10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 New Space Force Employee

Capt. Haida StarEagle, Flight Commander, DOT, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

11:30 – 12:00 USDA Military Veterans to Agriculture Program

Mr. Monshi Ramdass, (CSM, Retired), USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 13:00 Suicide Prevention

Pamela End of Horn, National Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Indian Health Service

13:00 – 13:30 Tribal HUD-VASH

Teresa Pittman, VHA, HUD-VASH Regional Coordinator

13:30 – 13:45 Break

13:45 – 14:15 Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) Grant

Deana Votra, Muscogee Creek Nation HVRP Grant Program

14:15- 14:45 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Sex Trafficking

Michelle Sauve, Administration for Native Americans

Elizabeth Pfenning, Office on Trafficking in Persons

14:45- 15:00 Closing, Travel Song, Virtual Retiring of the Colors

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