2019 Summit

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 NCUIH President Maureen RosetteregistrationRADM Weahkee


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Summit Presentations

Presentations that are available for viewing can be found below. Please note not all presentations are available.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Keynote: Indian Country Political and Legislative Landscape – Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, NCAI

jacqueline pata ncai Jacqueline Pata

General Session: Past, Present, Future: Urban Indian Health Policy – Julia Dreyer, Director of Federal Relations, NCUIH

Julia Dreyer

Panel: Engaging Community Stakeholders

quintana joseph quintana
aaron hunter jdrf

General Session: Working Effectively with Stakeholders – Carla Lott, Director of Congressional Relations, NCUIH, Nick St. Cook, Congressional Affairs Associate, NCUIH

carla lott

General Session: Using Social Media and Communications to Elevate Your Message – Meredith Raimondi, Communications and Events Manager, NCUIH

social media meredith raimondi

Keynote: Classifications: Race, Politics and the Constitution – Professor Matthew Fletcher, Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University, Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center

professor matthew fletcher

General Session: Using Social Media Campaigns to Raise Awareness: Suicide and Substance Misuse Prevention for Native American Youth – Dr. Kimberly Fowler, TARC Director, NCUIH, Sebouh Kouyoumjian, Public Health Associate, NCUIH, Shoshanna Johnson and Adon Vazquez, NCUIH Youth Council Members


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Keynote: 2020 Census Update – Dee Alexander, Tribal Affairs Coordinator, US Census Bureau, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

census update

Keynote: Report on Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs – Rose Weahkee, Acting Director, IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Programs

General Breakout Sessions


Panel: UIHPs Insight on Becoming a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Facility –

Walter Murillo

Panel: Strategies to Promote Compliance and Achieve Quality in your Healthcare Program – Julie Taitsman, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Erin Bliss, Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections, OIG, Andrea Treese Berlin, Senior Counsel, OIG


1:30     Panel: Sovereignty in the Era of Medicaid Work Requirements and ICWA


elliott milhollin

Panel: UIHP and State Partnership Best Practices

walter murillo

virginia hedrick

bethany hamilton


Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

2019 Summit Sponsors


Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley

OKCIC Oklahoma City Indian Clinic


Denver Indian Health and Family Services

First Nations

First Nations Community Healthsource

Indian Healthcare Resource Center of Tulsa

Indian Health Care Resource Center


UND National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Tribal Diagnostics Tribal Diagnostics


Summit Artwork


2019 Summit Artwork

Arrowheads practice precision and pierce the elements. On the left side of this arrowhead: a pregnant woman carries her family’s water; a man serenades on flute, an elderly chief’s eyes carry the wisdom and weight of life in extremes. The right side: a young WWI veteran, a woman petitioning at a podium, a violin is played while muscular arms cross to represent many Native masters of Arts and fitness in this day. Lessons and stories were told over fires and our stories won’t end. We will pierce the future and stake the flag of heritage everywhere he hit our targets.

Artist Information

Kevin Tushka has always respected the power, raw depth, and timelessness of the pencil sketch; he is best known for this medium. In high school, he won scholastic meets, the State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence, twice admitted to the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. He attended Oklahoma State University prior to enlisting into the U.S. Army. Now working in Native healthcare, he still pursues artistic endeavors and commissions. Kevin is ¾ Choctaw and seeks to depict Native Americans as strong people who will thrive in any landscape because of the lineages immersed in the multidimensional value of life and living.


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