April 12, 2017
HHS Region 10 2017 Annual Tribal Consultation April 12, 2017
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish, WA
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 10 will conduct its annual Tribal Consultation for Tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA, 98392.
We will also hold 1-1 meetings with Tribal Leaders upon request on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the same location. If you do not request such a meeting, you do not need to attend Day 1.
Outline of Events
Day 1 (Tuesday April 11) - One-on-One Meetings: This short meeting is an opportunity for you to briefly share concerns and information specific to your tribe or tribal organization with federal officials from HHS operating divisions. It is not intended to be a formal consultation.
Day 2 (Wednesday April 12) – Tribal Consultation: The agenda for Day 2 is still in development but will include Opening and Tribal Blessing, Regional Welcome, Tribal Leader Introductions, Open Tribal Leader Comments, and Closing Remarks.
April 12, 2017
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Canoe Ballroom, 4th Floor Tower Building
· Leonard Forsman, Chairman, Suquamish Tribe,
Lincoln Bean, Sr., Council Member, Village of Kake, and Chairman of the Alaska Native Health Board ·
Barbara Greene, Acting Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10
8:00am Registration Opens
9:00am – 9:30am Welcome, Posting of the Colors, Tribal Blessing
Barbara Greene, Acting Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human
Services, Region 10
Leonard Forsman, Chairman - Greeting from Suquamish Tribe, introduction of Suquamish Warriors
Posting of the Colors by the Suquamish Warriors
Nikki Bratcher-Bowman, Director, HHS Intergovernmental and External Affairs
9:30am – 10:00am Introduction of Tribal Leaders/Audience Participants
At this time please only provide your name, title, and whom you represent
10:00am – 12:00pm Tribal Leader Discussion
12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30pm – 2:45pm Tribal Leader Discussion
2:45pm - 3:45pm Qungasvik: A Yupic Cultural Based Program
David Dickinson, Region 10 Administrator, SAMHSA
Cyndi Nation, Qungasvik Prevention Director, Center for Alaska Native Health Research, University of Alaska Fairbanks
3:45pm – 4:00pm Discussion
4:00pm – 4:20pm Keeping our Elders Home
Shelly Zylstra, Aging Program Specialist, ACL
4:20pm – 4:30pm Discussion
4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks
- Nikki Bratcher-Bowman, Director, HHS Intergovernmental and External
- Acting Regional Director
- Tribal Facilitators
4:45pm Tribal Blessing/Closing/Retiring the Colors
To Register for the Consultation follow these 2 simple steps:
Step 1: Respond to the link below to schedule a one-on-one meeting Tuesday April 11 (if you wish to have one) and to attend the Consultation on Wednesday April 12.
Please respond to the survey by Friday March 31, 2017. If you are not scheduling a one-on-one meeting, you do not need to attend on Day 1. There are limited slots for one-on-one meetings; once we finalize a schedule we will confirm the time and location for this meeting.
Step 2: Secure hotel accommodations at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort by Monday, March 20.
Please contact the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort reservations at 1 (866) 609-8700 and provide them with our Group Code 11048. Please secure your accommodations by Monday, March 20, 2017 to receive the special rate of $91/night.
Travel from SeaTac Airport by taxi/shuttle/light rail to downtown Seattle, then ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. The Resort has a shuttle that picks-up at the ferry terminal (M-F 9am-12:30am; S/S 5am-12:30am) and will transport you the 7 miles north to the Resort.
If you have any questions about the Consultation session, please contact Nicki Massie at Nicholson.email@example.com