2016 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

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11th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum


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Date: Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

Where: Spokane, WA

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2016 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
Spokane Convention Center 
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
June 27-30, 2016

Click here for the Final Agenda
Click here for the Draft Youth Agenda
Click here for the Agenda at a Glance

To register for the 2016 Mid Year Conference, please fill out the onsite-registration form and submit with your payment by June 10, 2016 or bring with you to onsite registration which opens Monday, June 27 at 1:00pm. Online registration is still available!

Standard/Onsite Rates
: (After May 27, 2016)

Member - $475
Non-Member - $525
Youth - $250

Press & Media: Click here to register for press credentials online.

Related Documents:
MY 2016 Final Agenda 6.24.pdf

Host Hotel Information:

The Davenport Grand Hotel  
333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard  
Spokane  WA  99201 

Host Hotel is Currently Sold Out!

Phone: 509.455.8888 (ask for National Congress of American Indians group rate)

 Online Reservations Click Here
Hotel Room Cut-off date for group rates is Friday, June 3, 2016!

If you are unable to reserve a hotel room please contact Annarae Steele to be included on our wait list. Because of high demand in Spokane over the dates of the conference it is recommended to reserve your room soon!

Transportation to hotel:
The hotel can arrange transportation to and from the airport by reservation only. Transportation service is $25 one-way per rooom reservation. Please reserve here or call 509.598.4250.
Please click here for other ground transportaion options. 

Parking at hotel:
Valet and self-parking is available at the hotel. Valet parking is $17.00 event valet or $22 overnight valet. Self-parking is $5.00 (for the first 4 hours) and $1.00 each additional hour or $17 maximum per day. 

Overflow Hotel

Tribal Property:
Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 N. Hayford Rd,
Airway Heights, WA 99001
Sleeping Room Rate: $129+taxes
Please call 1.877.871.6772 and reference "National Congress of American Indians" for the discounted rate.
(8.7 miles)

Red Lion Hotel at the Park 
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201
Sleeping Room Rate: $123+ taxes
Please call 
1-800-733-5466  (1-800-RED-LION) and reference "National Congress of American Indians" for the discounted rate. (For Sunday, June 26th night reservations call, not available through online reservations)

2016 Mid Year Draft Agenda
2016 Draft Youth Agenda

Monday, June 27, 2016
Tribal Leaders Forum on Tribal Transportation
Public Safety: Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act; and the Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization of 2016
FEMA Emergency Management Overview
TANF Task Force

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Indian Child Welfare Breakout Session
Advancing Trust Reform: New Law to Modernize Trust Asset Management

Education Subcommittee
Elders and Disabilities Subcommittee 
Health Subcommittee 

Housing Subcommittee
Human, Religious, and Cultural Concerns Subcommittee
Land & Natural Resources Commitee
Technology & Telecommunications Subcommittee
Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee
Veterans Subcommittee

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tribal Government Tax Parity Initiative
Southwest Area Caucus
Veterans Committee

The 11th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum 
Wednesday, June 29th in Spokane, WA

Draft Agenda

Invest in the success of our conferences! Review and fill out the Sponsorship Form. For more information on sponsorship contact Bernida Humetewa.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Marketplace is a wonderful opportunity to shop with top Indian Arts & Crafts vendors, get more information on Federal programs, Tribal Enterprises, and career, education, and health information with the wide variety of vendors. 

Show Hours: Open to the Public!
Show Hours: Tuesday, June 28th -Wednesday, June 29th from 9:00AM-5:00PM
Indian Arts & Crafts Only: Thursday, June 30th from 8:00am to Noon

If you would like to become a vendor at our Marketplace please click here.

Vendor Set Up Information:
Move-In for Vendors Only: Monday, June 27th from 1:00PM-5:00PM
Move Out: Wednesday, June 29th after 5:00PM - 8:00PM