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 Draft Agenda
Click here for the Draft Youth Agenda

To register for the 2016 Mid Year, please fill out the pre-registration form and submit with your payment by May 27, 2016 or Click here to register online.

Early Bird Rates: (Before and on May 27, 2016)
Member - $375
Non-Member - $425
Youth - $175

Standard/Onsite Rates: (After May 27, 2016)
Member - $475
Non-Member - $525
Youth - $250

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
FEMA Emergency Management Overview

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Economic Development, Finance, & Employment Subcommittee
Education Subcommittee 
Elders and Disabilities Subcommittee 
Health Subcommittee 

Housing Subcommittee
Human, Religious, and Cultural Concerns Subcommittee
Technology & Telecommunications Subcommittee
Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Southwest Area Caucus
Technology Task Force

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!

Amerind Risk Management Corporation - Turquoise Sponsor

Spokane Tribe of Indians - Tote Bag Sponsor 

Kalispel Tribe of Indians & Northern Quest Resort & Casino - Name Badge Sponsor

NACA Native American Contractors Association - Charging Station Sponsor 

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation - Coffee Break Sponsor

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe & 7 Cedars Casino & Resort - Coffee Break Sponsor

Kauffman & Associates, Inc - Coffee Break Sponsor

Squaxin Island Tribe - Coffee Break Sponsor

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. - Coffee Break Co-Sponsor

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - General Contributor

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