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LUMMI NATION SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM A MOVEMENT TO UNIFIY THE COAST SALISH OF PUGET SOUND AND BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA April 3rd & 4th, 2007 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hosted by The Lummi Nation Silver Reef Hotel & Casino 4867 Haxton Way Ferndale, WA 98248 Phone/Reservations: 1-866-383-0777 Ext. 155 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? -ALL TRIBAL LEADERS -FINANCIAL STAFF -TRIBAL ATTORNEYS -TRIBAL EMPLOYEES -ALL DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTORS CONFERENCE AGENDA April 3rd, 2007 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM DAY #1: APRIL 3RD - Power Point Presentations BY JEWELL JAMES, LUMMI POLICY ANALYST A. HISTORY OF LUMMI NATION TREATY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES: This presentation tracks the government-to-government relationship of the Lummi Nation with the United States and the State of Washington, as it impacts the Lummi Peoples’ “Will to Survive” politically, socially, legally, and economically. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] B HISTORICAL TRAUMA & WEB OF LIFE: This presentation tracks the main aspects of Indian Country that have been impacted by Federal Indian Laws, Policies, and the Destructive Influences of Non-Indian Culture, Society, and Religions upon Indian People over the time of contact. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] C. PSYCHODYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH CONFLICT CONTINUUMS: This presentation works on developing an understanding in the participating leadership of how psychological, social, and political relationships are formed with the tribal people and nations over time and impact & influence their political psychology and sense of self as members of an Indian Nation. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] D. DIAMOND MINDS ANALYSIS: This presentation addresses the development of the Multiple Traumatizations of Individual Tribal Members that compose the tribal collective and community and how tribal leadership must search for and find a better method to create community and individual social/mental health. It advocates a new approach. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] E. LUMMI NATION LIFE COACH SYSTEM PROPOSAL: This presentation seeks to address the various people that come into the life of our Native Youth and have a positive or negative influence, as the role models the children are exposed to and the need to control this process as a matter of tribal priority for the long-term health of our community. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] F. A QUESTION OF POLITICAL INTEGRITY: This presentation addresses the U.S. Constitutional Relationship with the Indian Nations, since 1787, and how there were limitations placed on the individual States as regards “Indian Affairs” and advocates that the Indian Sovereign Nations are the litmus test of the health of the U.S. Constitution itself. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] G. U.S. CONSTITUTION- “EXCLUDING INDIANS NOT TAXED”: This presentation addresses the constitutional foundations for preservation of the “Tribal Indians” that are members of their Indian Nations first and foremost. This “tribal status” was once recognized as a part of the way to identify members of sovereign Indian Nations as compared to the “Citizen” Indians that had abandoned their tribal affiliations & membership. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] H. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERTRIBAL PROTOCOLS ON THE PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE: All Indian Nations and People are being impacted by non- Indian/non-Native development (per private and governmentally-approved developments and construction projects) and population expansion. This presentation advocates an intertribal structuring of “Protocols” on how to preserve and protect traditional culture while at the same time limiting information disclosures to the minimal needed for successful “Consultations” with non-Indian society and government. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] I. SOVEREIGNTY PLATFORM FOR INDIAN COUNTRY: This presentation has received the basic, informal support of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and the National Congress of American Indians Board of Directors. It advocates a need and system for developing a national “Fifty Year Sovereignty Plan” for Indian Country. [Est. Time: 45 minutes] April 4th, 2007 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM DAY #2: GUEST SPEAKERS: A. DAVID BUNTON: History and organization of the National Tribal Self-Governance Initiative (P.L. 93-638 from Title III to Present). B. WILLIAM E. JONES, SR., VICE CHAIRMAN, LUMMI NATION- History of the Self- Governance Education Movement- a Success Story of Intertribal Cooperation. C. W. RON ALLEN, CHAIRMAN, JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM, NCAI BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Self-Governance and the National Sovereignty Initiatives- the Movement toward an American Indian Embassy. D. CRAIG BILL, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, STATE OF WASHINGTON: The Centennial Accord and Tribal/State Relationship- History and Initiatives. E. THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH FURSE (U.S. CONGRESS, 1993-1999): Sovereignty is what Sovereignty does. Knowing Federal Indian law and knowing how to work with Congress to protect tribal rights and sovereignty. F. Dr. RUDY RYSER, CHAIRMAN, CENTER FOR WORLD INDIGENOUS STUDIES: Indian Rights going International: Why do international indigenous nations’ actions matter to us? G. PATRICIA PAUL, ESQUIRE: International Indigenous Law as a Right to Self- Determination. H. BILLY FRANK, JR.: Our People, Water, Food, and Our Life, the Sovereign Rights That Connect Us. I. GRAND CHIEF EDWARD JOHN: History of First Nations Summit, Aboriginal Rights in British Columbia, and the UN Draft Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples. J. ALAN PARKER: International Treaty and Native Nations K. COAST SALISH INTERNATIONAL TREATY NEGOTIATIONS ON TRANSBOUNDARY CITIZENSHIP AND ENROLLMENT RIGHTS PROTECTION FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN & PEOPLES: Beginning Dialogues Amongst the Coast Salish Nations of British Columbia and the State of Washington. HOTEL LOGISTICS All confirmed reservations must be guaranteed. A guarantee may take the form of an advance deposit for the first night’s lodging using a valid major credit card number and expiration date. Room rates are at the confirmed Sovereignty Symposium rate of $89 for a deluxe king or queen. The Silver Reef is a Tribally-owned casino and hotel. Taxes are not calculated for any goods or services provided for this Tribal meeting. Please call 1-866-383-0777 Ext. 155 to make your reservation. You are urged to make your reservations early. When making your reservations, please indicate your smoking preference, room type (1 king or 2 queens) and any special room arrangements that you will need (handicap accessible, close to elevator, close to meeting room, early arrival/departure). REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCESS The registration fee is $200.00. A registration form is included in this packet. The deadline for pre-registration is March 27, 2007. Complete a form for each individual attending the Symposium. Please send check, cashier’s check or money order, made payable to the SGCETC, with the registration form attached. The registration form should only be returned to the SGCE office if accompanied with payment; otherwise please register on-site. If you are paying by credit card (Visa or Master Card only) by phone, please call 360-752-2270. Otherwise, do not send registration forms via fax. Please note the full name of the participant on the check and/or purchase order for tracking purposes. PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO: SGCETC Office ATTN: Lorita Tom, Executive Assistant Iowa Street Business Park 1768 Iowa Street Bellingham, WA 98229-4702 Phone: 360-752-2270 ~ Fax: 360-752-2192 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We encourage you to register before March 27, 2007. This will assist our office in determining the amount of materials needed throughout the Session. In addition, it will enable us to update our database and maintain current information on participants. Hy’shqe Siam.
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