Office on Tribal Relations

Office on Tribal Relations

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

OVERVIEW

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

Invitations are extended to each member of the state legislature, Governor 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 day begins with a Joint-Protocol Session hosted by either the House of Representatives or Senate with floor privileges extended to tribal leaders to join their representative(s) during the session. The session traditionally begins with a posting of the colors, pledge of allegiance, invocation, brief comments from both the Senate President and Speaker of the House and features a keynote address by a Tribal Leader.  Followed by activities and discussions between state and Indian nations and tribal leaders on issues of common interest.   

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative day is not a legal holiday.


             
27th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day is scheduled for
 January 12, 2022

 


LEGISLATIVE DAY ARCHIVE

2020 Results
Registration: (486) Guests
Lunch: (455) Registered Participants, (11) Legislators
Participating Organizations: (42)
Total Tribal Leadership in attendance: (19)
Native Youth Know: (67) Youth Participants (18) Chaperones
Tribal Youth Leadership Organizations: (10)
Information Session (A): Missing and Exploited Women: (42) Attendees
Information Session (B): Elder Discussion: (38) Attendees
Program (pending)

2019 RESULTS
Registration: (358) Guests
Lunch: (455) Registered Participants, (20) Legislators
Participating Organizations: (51)
Total Tribal Leadership: (35) 
Native Youth Know: (141) Participants
Tribal Youth Leadership Organizations: (10)
Information Session (A): Best Practices in Historical Preservation: (12) Attendees
Information Session (B): Missing and Exploited Women: (50) Attendees
Program

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]