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2021 Border Summit

AND GOLF TOURNAMENT

EVENT POSTPONED, A NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED SOON!

Dignitaries

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Chairman

Peter S. Yucupicio

National Congress of American Indians President

Fawn Sharp

US Senator

Kyrsten Sinema

INVITED
Representative

Raul Grijalva

US Senator

Ben Ray Lujan

Summit Agenda

Welcome Reception, Tuesday December 14, 2021

Cultural Night / Registration
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Located: Casino Del Sol Resort Pool Terrace

Day One, Wednesday, Dec 15
8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast/ Registration
9:00am – 9:30am

Posting of Colors – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Color Guard
Opening Prayer and Remarks

Francisco Munoz, Councilmember, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Peter S. Yucupicio, Chairman, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

9:30am – 9:45am

Chair Raúl Grijalva, Congressman from Arizona’s 3rd District

9:45am – 10:00am

Break

10:00am – 12:00pm

Northern Border Panel

  • Moderator: William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
  • Michael Conners, Chief, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Gary Aitken Jr., Vice Chairman, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
  • Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council Tlingit & Haida Tribes
  • Kayla Gebeck Carroll, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
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12:00pm -1:30pm

Lunch – Cultural Blessing Deer Dancer
Daniel Vega, Language and Culture Director, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Southern Border Panel        

  • Moderator: Alfred Urbina, Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Robert Valencia, Vice Chairman, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Francisco Valencia, Secretery, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Ned Norris Jr., Chairman, Tohono O’odham Nation (pending invite)
  • Kendall Scott, Council Member, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break

3:15pm – 5:00pm

The New Administration and Congress: Where do we go from here?

  • Jennifer Farley, President, Farley Group
  • Caroline Lynch, Owner & CEO, Copper Hill Strategies
  • James Meggesto, Holland & Knight (invited)
  • Robert Odawi Porter, Capitol Hill Policy Group (invited)
5:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Senator, Mark Kelly, (AZ)
  • Senator, Ben Ray Lujan, (NM) (invited)
  • Senator, Gary Peters, (MI)
5:30pm

Adjourn

Day Two, Thursday, Dec 16
7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am – 10:30am

Topic Discussion to Update the 2019 Tribal Border Alliance Proposal

Amend Section 289 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
– Moderator – William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Development of an Indigenous Visa Category
– Moderator – Caroline Lynch, Owner & CEO, Copper Hill Strategies

10:30am – 10:45am

Break

10:45am – 12:00pm

Topic Discussion to Update the 2019 Tribal Border Alliance Proposal

Annual Consultation between the Department of Homeland Security and Tribal Governments
– Moderator – (pending)

12:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch

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1:00pm – 3:00pm

Topic Discussion to Update the 2019 Tribal Border Alliance Proposal

Require National & Local Tribal Cultural Trainings for all CBP, ICE, and CIS Personnel

  • Moderator – Aaron Payment, Chairman, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Direct, Sufficient, Flexible, and Consistent Funding for Tribal-Driven Border Security

  • Moderator – Kelbie Kennedy, Policy Council, NCAI
3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break

3:15pm – 5:00pm

Working Session to update 2019 Proposal

  • Moderator (pending)
  • Moderator Assistant Kelbie Kennedy, Policy Council, NCAI
5:00pm – 5:15pm

Congressional 6th Rep, Derek Kilmer, (WA) (invited)

5:15pm – 5:25pm

Closing Remarks

  • Robert Valencia, Vice Chairman, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Secretary, Deb Haaland, U.S. Department of the Interior (invited)
5:25pm – 5:30pm

Retire of the Colors – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Color Guard

Adjourn

Tribal Border Alliance Members

Sovereign Nation of the Chiricahua Apache
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Kickapoo of Kansas
Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan)
Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan)

Mohawks of Akwesasne

TRIBAL BORDER ALLIANCE

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