Office on Tribal Relations

Office on Tribal Relations

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

OVERVIEW

The Office on Tribal Relations, in cooperation with representatives from the state's Indian nations, facilitates an Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day on Wednesday of the first week of each regular legislative session.

In accordance with A.R.S. § 41-2053(A), the Office plans and prepares the legislative day with the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and legislators who are native American. The senate shall host the legislative day in odd-numbered years and the house of representatives shall host the legislative day in even-numbered years. The hosting chamber shall hold a joint session of the legislature.The office shall invite the legislature and other elected officials to pay tribute to the history and culture of the American Indian peoples and their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity of the United States.The office shall schedule activities and discussions between state and Indian nations and tribal leaders on issues in which the state and Indian nations and tribes share a common interest or jurisdiction.

(B) Indian nations and tribes legislative day is not a legal holiday.  

25th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislatve Day will beheld on January 15, 2020 and the House of Representatives will host the joint legislative session.              

2019 Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day Summary of Attendees

Date: January 16, 2019
Summary: 2019 had record attendance and participation for the annual event. Please see the final count below.
Total Tribal Executive Leadership: (35) Tribal Leaders
Total Legislature Participation: (20) Legislatures
Native Youth Know: (141) Participants
Pre-Registration: (246) Guests
Exhibitor Representatives: (92) Participants
Volunteers: (20) Guests
Total Attendees: 554 Guests
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Luncheon on the Lawn: (475) Meals Served
Participating Organizations: (51) State Wide
Youth Leadership Organizations: (10) State Wide
Event Program
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Information Session (A): Best Practices in Historical Preservation
Total: 12 Attendees
Information Session (B): Missing and Exploited Women
Total: 50 Attendees

 

Legislative Day Archive

2018 RESULTS
Theme: Public Safety and Well-Being
Registration: 336 signed in (exhibitors, NYK, pre-registered)
Lunch: 336 registered participants, 17 legislators
Exhibitors: 38
Tribes Represented: 15
Program

2017 RESULTS
Theme: Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Registration: 393 signed in (exhibitors, NYK, pre-registered), 160 no shows
Lunch: 371 registered participants, 4 legislators
Exhibitors: 41
Youth Groups: 14 (77 students and 18 chaperones)
Tribes represented: 14
Program
Note from Tribal Food Summit: Food Insecurity in AZ and on Tribal Land

2016 RESULTS                                                                                                                    
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
Program

2015 RESULTS
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

 

Contact Us 

Kristine FireThunder, Director
Governor's Office of Tribal Relations
1700 W. Washington St., Suite 235
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone: 602.542.4426
Fax: 602.542.4428
Email: [email protected]