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Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit

NATIONAL
TRAINING
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General Track

September 14 and 15

Registered attendees, click the Participant Portal button. Enter the password you received by email to gain access to the 2021 National Training Program detailed agenda, program booklet, and Zoom links. 

Veterans

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September 16

Each year the SAIGE Warrior Society offers the Veterans Track to registered attendees and to Veterans. Scroll for more information, including the agenda.

Youth TRack

September 14 and 15

Registered Youth Track attendees received the Zoom Link and password by email and can enter the Participant Portal. Click here to learn more about the Youth Track.

Evening Activity

September 14

Join us for music by Don Chapman, Get to Know the SAIGE Board, Let's Talk About It, and Networking.  Click the button to join. Or, find Zoom links in the Participant Portal.

Evening Activity

September 15

Join us for the Military Award Night. Scroll for more information. Click the button to join. Or, find Zoom links in the Participant Portal.

Career Fair

Partners & Exhibitors

Youth Track attendees will have access to the Career Fair to meet one on one with partners and exhibitors who make this program possible. Visit the Participant Portal to join.

General Track

Sept 14, 15

9-3:30 pm MDT

Agenda at a glance by time zone

September 14 - mdt

September 15 - mdt

9:00-10:30 Welcome Ceremony, Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:30 Indians 101: Understanding the Basics

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:15 Maintaining Your Cultural Values in the Workplace

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-2:15 Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

2:15-2:30: Break

2:30-3:15 Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Initiatives

 

3:15–3:30 Wrap up/announcements

6-8pm SAIGE Social Zoom open house 

9:00-10:30 Opening Remarks, Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Importance of Tribal Sovereignty in Energy Development

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:15 Two Spirit-Returning to the Ancestral Roots

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-2:15 Career Pathfinder

2:15 -2:30: Break

2:30-3:15 Updates in Tribal Consultation

3:15-3:30 Wrap up/announcements

6-8pm Military Awards night, Musical entertainment

Registered attendees, click the Participant Portal button. Enter the password you received by email to gain access to the 2021 National Training Program detailed agenda, program booklet, Zoom links, presentation material, and session recordings.

Veterans Track

SEPT 16

10-3 pm MDT

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, Virtual Retiring of the Colors

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Sept 14, 15

6-8pm MDT

September 14

Meet the Board, Lets Talk About It, Networking, Music by Tyler Dettloff

September 15

Military Awards Night and Music by Waawiaaya