As sovereign nations, Tribal Nations and Communities are relevant and major contributors to local economies and share a unique government-to-government relationship with the State of Arizona and the United States federal government. We hope that you take the opportunity to learn from tribal and state officials during this important event.
Since 1995, the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with representatives from the state's Indian nations, facilitates an Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day on Tuesday of the second week of each regular legislative session.
The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, in partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) and AZ Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), invite you to participate in the 21st Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day.
In accordance with A.R.S. § 41-544, the ACIA extends to you the opportunity to pay tribute to the history and culture of the American Indian peoples and their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity of, not only the United States, but the State of Arizona.
The day begins with a Joint-Protocol Session hosted by either the House of Representatives or Senate with floor privileges extended to tribal leaders to join their representative(s) during the session. The session traditionally begins with a posting of the colors, pledge of allegiance, invocation, brief comments from both the Senate President and Speaker of the House and features a keynote address by a Tribal Leader. Followed by activities and discussions between state and Indian nations and tribal leaders on issues of common interest.
Theme: Public Safety and Substance Abuse Prevention
Registration: 345 signed in; 126 no shows; 75 students, 24 Chaperones, 19 Volunteers
Lunch: 384 registered participants, 27 legislators
Exhibitors: 43 organizations (23 focused on Public Safety and Substance Abuse)
Tribes represented: 15
Signed in for Informational Session: 71
21st Annual INTLD Program
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Theme: Health and Wellness
Registration: 286 signed in, 115 no shows, 14 Youth Groups (or 109 students) and 25 Chaperones.
Lunch: 239 registered participants, 32 legislators
Exhibitors: 36 organizations (26 focused on health and wellness)
Tribes represented: 15
Notes from Seminar: Culturally Sensitive Suicide Prevention