July 13–16, 2016
12 Tribes Resort & Casino, Omak, WA
July 6–7, 2016
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, NM
National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference
June 29, 2016, 5:15–8:15 p.m.
Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
May 17–19, 2016
Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Pendleton, OR
May 9–13, 2016
Muscogee Creek Nation Dome Building, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
April 11–14, 2016
Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
March 30, 2016
Warm Springs, OR
March 29, 2016
The Salem Armory, Salem OR
January 21, 2016
Choctaw Nation Community Center, Durant OK
November 18, 2015
November 13, 2015
G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Conference Center, VACO, Washington, DC
November 9–12, 2015
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT
November 7–8, 2015
D-Q University, Davis, CA
November 6–7, 2015
Warm Springs Community Center, Warm Springs, OR
October 13, 2015
Columbia Center, Seattle, WA (also presented via webinar)
September 22–24, 2015
Oregon State Department of Veterans Affairs Building, Salem, Oregon
September 2015 (date TBD)
Seneca Nation, NY
August 16–22, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
1:00–2:30 PM ET
Call-in Number: (855) 897-8197
Webinar link: http://www.cmsitutrainings.net/
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs in partnership with the Veterans Administration(VA) will host a two part webinar for Veterans who have earned access to a broad range of benefits as a result of their service in the armed forces. This two part series provides listeners with important information necessary to understand benefits Veterans have earned through their service.
Part I: Focuses on benefits administered by the Veterans Benefits Administration. This webinar will provide an overview of service-connected compensation, pension, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation, employment, other benefits and services.
Part II: Focuses on how to establish health care reimbursement agreements with the VA. This webinar will provide an overview of how Veterans enroll in the VA healthcare system, the VA medical benefits package, care coordination with local VA resources and highlight the process for current progress made on the VA/IHS/Tribal Health Program (THP) Reimbursement Agreement.
July 30-31, 2015
Wind River Hotel, Norman, OK
The VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations, Southern Plains Office, will be holding its 3rd Annual Veterans Training Summit, co-hosted with the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. This year’s training summit will provide information, services and processes to key programs requested by tribal and IHS staff, as well as the Veterans themselves.
July 30, 2015, 3pm EST
July 27–29, 2015
July 10–11, 2015
Uyxat Powwow Grounds, Grand Ronde, OR
July 9–10, 2015
July 7, 2015
Veterans Hall, Warm Springs, OR
June 28–July 1, 2015
St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul, MN
June 4, 2015
Lac Courtes Oreilles Convention Center, Hayward, WI
May 21–22, 2015
May 12–13, 2015
May 5, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
April 28-May 1, 2015
April 28–30, 2016
April 14–19, 2015
April 22, 2015
April 10, 2015
April 17–18, 2015, 9:00am–4:00pm
Swinomish Conference Center, Anacortes, WA
March 24–25, 2015
VA Secretary Bob McDonald cordially invites tribal leaders to join him in a conference call on October 23rd at 3:30pm EST. During the call, the Secretary will introduce himself to tribal leaders, offer updates on VA’s engagement with tribes and share agency updates as we continue traveling the Road to Veteran’s Day. The Secretary looks forward to hearing tribal leaders’ priorities and concerns on any issues affecting Veterans across Indian Country.
Tribal leaders who wish to participate may register at: email@example.com.
Date/Time: October 23, 2014 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST
Dial in number: 1-800-767-1750
Participant code: 64281
Please direct questions regarding the upcoming call to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 22-24, 2014
Isleta Resort & Casino, Pueblo of Isleta
September 18-19, 2014
Lucky 7 Casino/Hotel, Smith River, CA
September 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is holding a tribal consultation on Monday, September 8, 2014, at 1:00-2:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.
The consultation topic is the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between VA and the Indian Health Service, and how the MOU has affected care for Veterans.
Representatives of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health, VHA Chief Business Office, and Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs/Office of Tribal Government Relations will be present to seek input from tribal leaders on questions for tribal consultation.
This VA tribal consultation is held in conjunction with the National Indian Health Board's Annual Consumer Conference. Registration for the consultation is not required, but if you wish to register, please submit your name, title, tribe or organization, phone, and email address to email@example.com.
Written comments are also welcomed. Please download the DTLL for information on how they may be submitted. Written comments are due no later than October 8, 2014.
We look forward to your participation in the upcoming tribal consultation.
August 27-28, 2014
Choctaw Nation Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Durant, OK
August 20-21, 2014
Ute Mountain Ute Resort, Towaoc, CO
August 7-8, 2014
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, St. Michael, ND
July 10–11, 2014
Grand Ronde, Oregon
June 9-13, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Please see the flyers for additional information:
June 6, 2014
Clearwater River Casino and Hotel, Lewiston, Idaho
June 1-5, 2014
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ
May 24, 2014
Steele Auditorium Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
April 27, 2014
Burton Barr Central Library
Lecture Room, 4th Floor
April 27, 2014
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
April 23, 2014
April 11-13, 2014
Salt River Ballfield
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, AZ
N.E. Corner of Longmore and McDowell Roads
April 9–10, 2014
Clearwater River Casino, Lewiston, ID
March 20-21, 2014
How to establish Reimbursement Agreements between the VA and Tribal Health Programs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Chief Business Office (CBO), and Indian Health Service (IHS) leadership hosted a webcast focused on two important, related topics: How to establish Reimbursement Agreements between the VA and Tribal Health Programs and VHA’s healthcare enrollment eligibility. The webcast featured subject matter experts across Indian Country who will discuss increasing healthcare access opportunities for eligible Veterans across Indian Country.
February 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Holdenville Creek Community Center, 224 E. Poplar Street, Holdenville, OK
February 20-21, 2014
Blue Water Resort & Casino
Colorado River Indian Tribes
11300 Resort Dr.
Parker, AZ 85344
December 2-5, 2013
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
The nation's first conference dedicated to Veterans Treatment Courts and justice-involved veterans suffering from substance abuse and trauma will take place December 2-5 in Washington, DC! Justice For Vets has assembled an unprecedented cadre of experts who will be presenting over 75 sessions making up over 100 hours of training and education.
Highlights at this year's conference include:
November 21, 2013
The Native American Indian committee of Eastern Colorado Healthcare System also known as the Veterans Administration of Denver would like to formally invite our Native American community from all Nations to our annual celebration for Native American Indian Heritage Month held in the Auditorium on November 21, 2013. We will have several information booths and guest speakers about taxes how to prepare for 2014 financial planning to our community provided by Scott Ellenwood. We welcome every Native American and speak to them on how to prepare themselves for job opportunities here at the VAMC. Our location is 1055 Clermont St. Denver, CO 80220.
Jeanne Rubin from Indigenous Film & Arts Festival and will be demonstrating some arts and crafts. Tentatively we are requesting for a Drum group to provide an honorary, Warrior and Friendship song for our Veterans.
Please RSVP by 10/31/13 if interested in attending. Please call Regina Harris 303.399.8020 ext. 5923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11, 2013
November 9, 2013
Pala Rey Youth Camp, Pala, CA
November 8, 2013
Route 66 Hotel & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
November 8, 2013
Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Kykotsmovi, AZ
November 4, 2013
The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, Ada, OK
October 29-30, 2013
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA
October 25-26, 2013
Wyndham Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
October 19, 2013
Juanita High School, Kirkland, WA
October 18-20, 2013
October 14-18, 2013
October 10, 2013
Nez Perce Reservation, Lewiston, ID
September 21, 2013
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Gymnasium, Scottsdale, AZ
September 16-17, 2013, Salt River, AZ
September 9-10, 2013
Tulalip Resort Casino, Marywville, WA
Helping businesses form a solid foundation for government contracting and find ways to nurture strong growth. This is our 5th Small Business Conference and Tradeshow focusing on Native owned businesses including tribal owned and ANC owned. Also highlighting veterans in these communities!
August 26-28, 2013
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City, MI
Agenda and details of event can be found at website: http://www.nihb.org/communications/conferences_events.php
August 19-20, 2013
Clare/Farwell American Legion Post 558, Farwell, MI
The second session of the Tribal Veteran Representative training has been scheduled for Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22, 2013! The training will again be facilitated by W.J. “Buck” Richardson who has extensive experience in doing these outreach trainings for VISN 19, Rocky Mountain Network. He is passionate about helping all Veterans become aware of the benefits available to them and family members and is a strong proponent about helping Veterans getting this information.
The intent of the program is for tribes to designate staff to be trained as TVRs who will act as a liaison between the VA and tribal Veterans to assist them in knowing what benefits are available, assist them with communications between the VA, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), and serve to provide information at tribal meetings, etc. The August training will include presentations by the VBA, NCA, and VA and will allow adequate time for questions and interactions with the presenters.
The first training in April laid the groundwork for developing the TVR program. Although a lot of information was covered during that training, there is more to learn! We want all TVRs to feel comfortable in their roles and this training will help to accomplish that objective. We encourage you to send TVRs trained in April as more in-depth information will be covered, as well as, sending other staff you may want to designate who will assist your Native American Veterans. We welcome your participation!
POC: Peter Vicaire (612) 629-7587
August 18-24, 2013, Toppenish, WA
VISN20 sponsors a unique cultural sensitivity training program called Camp Chaparral, which originally started in 1992. It is held on the sacred grounds of the Yakama Indian Nation at the foothills of Mt. Adams in Washington State. Camp Chaparral concentrates on providing a unique and positive experience for VA staff through cultural immersion. VISN20 sends 60 VA employees to a weeklong cultural sensitivity training specific to aspects of American Indian culture, traditions, habits and how these can affect clinical outcomes, to include being able to identify effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) The goals and objectives of the program are: 1) Explain aspects of the American Indian culture, traditions and habits and how these can affect clinical outcomes; 2) Identify the effects of PTSD and physical wounds on American Indian Veterans; 3) Describe the clinical implications of utilization of traditional healers and elders; 4) Demonstrate increased personal sensitivity to American Indian Veterans and their families; and 5) Provide effective communication, problem solving and planning with American Indian Veterans about their healthcare needs.
It includes hands-on interaction with Native American warriors, spiritual leaders, traditional healers and tribal elders and members from the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, Nez Perce, Sioux, Makah, Lummi, Tlingit, Karuk and Colville tribes. Attendees are assigned to “families,” each of which has an identified Indian interpreter who facilitates and leads group members through a specially designed curriculum incorporating Native, as well as other Veterans' issues and concerns surrounding quality service to persons with diverse needs and backgrounds. Additionally, Camp Chaparral offers an opportunity to see the interface between Native American traditional healing and western medicine.
POC: Terry Bentley (541) 440-1271
August 14, 2013
The Indian Health Service's Tele-Behavioral Health Center for Excellence presents: Drum Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA): Research and Practice Implications for Native Americans with Addictions. This is an online training. There is no cost to attend, and no need to preregister. Free CME/CEU credit will be offered.
August 10, 2013
Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID
August 7-9, 2013
Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID
August 6-7, 2013, Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln City, OR. Terry Bentley, Office of Tribal Government Relations has teamed up with the Oregon State Department of Veterans Affairs to offer TVR training for tribes within the Western Region. The event is hosted by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. The training will be two full-days of intense Veterans benefits and services class work. It will also include a session on VA enrollment and eligibility, as well as an overview of Social Security Administration benefits and services.
POC: Terry Bentley (541) 440-1271
June 24-27, 2013, Reno, NV
Agenda and details of event can be found at website: http://www.ncai.org/conferences-events
June 27, 2013, Shawnee, OK
Contact Mary Culley for more information.
The Indian Health Service's TeleBehavioral Health Center for Excellence is pleased to announce an eight-part series on suicide training. This series will cover Operation S.A.V.E. (gatekeeper), Risk Assessment and Safety Planning.
This 8-session series will occur on the following dates at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and cover the following topics:
June 19-20, 2013
Hopi Moenkopi Legacy Inn, Tuba City, AZ
Contact Homana Pawiki for more information.
June 6, 2013, Long Beach, CA
May 25, 2013
Holiday Mall, Devil's Lake, ND
The Devils Lake Chapter of Disabled American Veterans is hosting its first annual Veterans Art Fair. It's going to take place on May 25th from 1200-1600 at the Holiday Mall at Devil's Lake, ND. There will be a silent auction, free coffee and snacks, bag raffle, and homeless veterans artwork will be on display. All proceeds go directly to the DAV. See the attached document for more information. To pre-register email Jim Hanson at email@example.com or call him at 701-381-9485. You can also contact Ellen McKinnon at 701-866-2446 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21-23, 2013, Chicago, IL
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/events/annual-convention/. Contact Peter Vicaire for more information.
May 21-22, 2013, Seattle, WA
Other details of event can be found at website: http://www.blsmeetings.net/cmsitutrainings/seattle.cfm
May 15, 2013
Ho-Chunk Tribal Office Building Atrium, Black River Falls, WI
All Veterans are welcome at this event, which will take place on May 15 (1300-1600) at the Ho-Chunk Tribal Office Building Atrium, and include information on Registration, Enrollment & Eligibility, Homeless Veterans Initiative, Veterans Transportation System, Audiology Services, Outreach & Health Promotion, Women's Health Coordinator, WDVA Home Loan & Job Program, OEF/OIF Program, State Benefit Programs
May 14-17, 2013, Niagara Falls, NY
May 14-15, 2013
4 Bears casino and Lodge, New Town, ND
ALL veterans who have served in the United States Armed Services are welcome—as well as any family members and/or widows who may have questions about VA benefits. For more info you can also call 701-239-3274.
May 14-15, Dallas, TX
http://www.blsmeetings.net/cmsitutrainings/dallas.cfm. Contact Mary Culley for more information.
May 7-8, 2013, Cherokee, NC
To register: Download the summit brochure (below), complete the registration form, and return it by email to email@example.com or fax it to (202) 273-5716.
April 30-May 1, 2013
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD
To register: Contact Peter Vicaire at Peter.Vicaire@va.gov or 651-405-5676. Book a hotel room ($77/night) at 1-605-348-4000
April 29-May 2, 2013, Anaheim, CA
Agenda and details of event can be found at website: http://www.tribalselfgov.org/____NEWSGCE/index.html
April 29-May 3, 2013, Ft. Harrison, MT
Go to the following link for more information: http://www.regonline.com/2013rockymountaintvrtraining
April 26-27, 2013, Green Bay, WI
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) will be hosting a 2-day event on April 26 (1300-1700) and April 27 (0900-1700). This April 26 session will bring together state and federal officials in the areas of education, homeless programs, employment, small business development, licensing and certification, and tribal programs with veterans from throughout Wisconsin. The second day will have Tribal scholars and visiting experts on site to discuss the role of Wisconsin's tribes in shaping our state and national histories. See the (2) attached documents for more info on this pretty exciting event.
The VHA Health Eligibility Center (HEC) provides monthly training focused on eligibility, the medical benefits package, and enrollment.
Please email Tribal.Agreements@va.gov to receive a calendar invite.
April 9-10, 2013
Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, CA