2019 Minnesota Indian Housing Conference

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2019 Conference Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 am            Breakfast Check-in

8:45 –10:30 am          Opening Ceremony
                                    Mike Goze, Ho-Chunk Nation, MC

                                    Prairie Island Honor Guard & Drum

                                    Welcome Address
                                    President, Shelley Buck, Prairie Island Sioux Community

                                    Lt Governor, Peggy Flanagan, State of Minnesota

                                    Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
                                    Jennifer Leimaile Ho, Commissioner, Minnesota Housing

10:30 – 11:45am         Sessions of Choice

  • The Role Elders Play in Native American Communities
  • Single Family Home and Home Improvement Financing, with a special focus on Modular, Manufactured, & Mobile Home Financing
  • Multifamily Housing Development - 2020 and Beyond                             

12:00 – 1:15pm            Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm             Sessions of Choice

  • Transitional Housing: A Collaboration of Multiple Tribal Departments in Creating Effect Housing For Tribal Members.
  • Building Capacity for a Successful Homeownership Program
  • Development Compliance & Asset Management

3:15 – 4:45 pm             Sessions of Choice

  • Understanding NAHASDA
  • Minnesota Housing Single Family Products, & Enterprises, Programs Toward Enhancing and Implementing Homeownership Programs in Native Communities
  • Loving Youth out of Homelessness, A New Look at a Traditional Practice

5:30 – 7:00 pm             Dinner and Conversations

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

7:00 – 8:10am            Breakfast / Opening Check-In
                                   Linda McGraw-Adams, Assistant Executive Director, Red Lake Housing Authority

8:10 – 8:50am            A Conversation on Tribal and Urban Housing
                                   Mark Butterfield, Regional Administrator, Office of Native American Programs Eastern
                                   Cora Gaane, Senior Vice President and National Tribal Philanthropy Leader Corporate Philanthropy
                                   and Community Relations, Wells Fargo


9:00 – 10:30am           Housing Issues & Needs on and off Tribal Lands, Tribal Leadership Panel                                                                        Nicci Lehto, Secretary, Prairie Island Tribal Council
                                    Robert Smith, Councilman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa
                                    Sam Strong, Secretary, Red Lake Band of Chippewa,
                                    Earl Pendleton, Treasurer, Lower Sioux Community

10:40am – 12:00 pm   Sessions of Choice

  • Homebuyers Education in Indian Country
  • The Minnesota Tribal Collaborative & Its Work on Homelessness
  • Opportunities for Increasing Economic Prosperity & Improving Infrastructure for Essential Community Services

12:00 – 1:30 pm          Lunch / Making Positive Change – Recognitions of Special People

1:45 – 3:15 pm            Sessions of Choice

  • Cyber and Work Place Security (Part One)
  • Healthy Living and Safe Housing
  • Housing Commissioners Roles & Responsibility

3:20 – 4:40 pm             Sessions of Choice     

  • The Gift -- When Tribes and Native Urban Agencies Come Together - Ain Dah Yung
  • Cyber and Work Place Security (Part Two)                              

5:30 – 7:00 pm             Dinner
                                      Live Exhibits of Beadwork, Maple Syrup Process, Wild Rice Harvesting, Crafting

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

7:00 – 8:10am             Breakfast / Hotel Checkout                         

8:10 – 8:30 am            Opening Check-In                        

8:30 – 10:30 am          Tribal Supportive Housing: A Decade Plus in Review
                                      Moderator: Amy Stetzel State Director, Corporation of Supportive Housing

Minnesota Tribal Nations where the first in the nation to develop and run supportive housing
units and programming specific to Native Americans on and off Tribal lands. Come hear
from the partners involved in this work on what those developments look like today and what
we’ve learned along the way.

Countinued with A Bridge Into the Future

We will discuss strengths and opportunities, new funding and programming opportunities, and what the future holds for Tribal Supportive Housing both on and off Reservations in Minnesota.

10:30 – 11:30 am          Where is the Future of Indian Housing ? 
                                      Presented by Kevin Fitzgibbons, Principal, Fitzgibbons Consulting

11:30                            Closing