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3rd Annual Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference

Partnering in a Climate of Change

May 22nd- May 23rd, 2019
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino
Pojoaque NM

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Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both conference days. There will also be an evening reception on Wednesday where light appetizers will be served.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder for conference participants.

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Day 1
Wednesday May 22nd

8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote: Sean Scott, Author of The Native American Edition of The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am Climate Change: State Climatologist-Dave Dubois, The Southwest Climate Outlook

11: 45 am – 12:45 pm Networking Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Climate Change (Cont.):Angie Hacker, Prosper Sustainability, Tribal Climate Health Project, “Climate Changes Lives: Protecting Tribal Health and Wellbeing”

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mercury Spill Response, David Valdo, NMDOH

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Richard Flores, National Tribal Emergency Management Council, Federal Update

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Southwest Inter-Tribal Emergency Managers Coalition Update

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Reception

Day 2
Thursday May 23rd

8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Invocation

9:00 am – 10:30am Keynote: Lou Schmitz and Heather Erb, American Indian Health Council “Create YOUR Tribal Community Readiness Success Story: Tales and Tools from Washington State”

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am Aila Hoss, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Law and Jurisdiction

11:45 am – 12:30 pm Networking Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Fauna Larkin-Coquille Tribe, Tribal Community Wildfire Response

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Private Wells and Public Watersheds, Prevention practices to protect your drinking water during wildfires ● Martha Graham, NM Rural Water Association, Watersheds ● Rose Galbraith, NMDOH, Well Water

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm New Mexico Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Update

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Feedback and Discussion

Agenda     Financial Responsibility Agreement Buffalo Thunder Indoor Map     Hilton BTR Parking Map

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Contact Us


If you have any other questions about registration or would like to request special accommodations, please contact Ms. Delrae Peterson at 505-764-0036 or

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For Conference Organizers