Agenda

National Tribal Tobacco Conference –   

Reclaiming and Restoring Traditional Tobacco in Today’s World

Day 1, June 27, 2024

TIME

SESSION 

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Check-In Opens

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.

Welcome

8:40 - 9:15 a.m.

Tobacco Ceremony and Youth Presentation with Indigenous Peoples Task Force

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Session:

Traditional Tobacco is Medicine 

Linda Black Elk and Ahán Heȟáka Sápa, NATIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems)

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Cross Cultural Panel 
Rod Lew (APPEAL), Carol McGruder (AATCTLC), Yaneth Rodriguez
(USC), Lou Moerner (LMC)
Moderator: Claradina Soto

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Session I – Youth Based Programming

Breakout Session 1: Vaping Endgame with TUPE Native Youth
Lisa Craig and Youth (RISE Resources for Indian Student Education, Inc.)

Breakout Session 2: Reward and Reminder Retail Intervention
Chase Kornacki, Indian Health Council, Inc.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Sessions II - Traditional Tobacco

Breakout 1: Honor What Is Sacred: Preserving Traditions
Jan Lowery, Matthew Hinshaw, Kella Bessette, Nino Reyes, Dusti Shoemake, Kelsey Eastman, Tiffany and Amber Webb (Circle of Cultures)

Breakout Session 2: Access to Traditional Tobacco in Urban Settings
Ben Sanford, Native American Youth Association and Family Center

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing of Day

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Seed Exchange/Cultural Exchange/Barter Evening (Bring items you would like to trade, share, gift and a time to visit and learn)

Day 2, June 28, 2024

TIME

SESSION/ACTIVITY

7:00 a.m. 

Sunrise Ceremony  (Come to start the day in a good way with Indigenous Peoples Task Force Youth leading a ceremony)

8:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast 

8:30 - 8:35 a.m. 

Welcome, Prayer, Housekeeping

8:35 - 10:00 a.m.

Matt Pierce, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Keynote: Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session 1:

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Finding purpose in a fight for change 
Maximillion Marmon, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SmokefreeNATIVE:​ Empowering Native Communities ​ to Quit Commercial Tobacco ​ Through Culturally Tailored Texting
Wyatt Pickner, American Indian Cancer Foundation

Breakout Session 2:

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Canli Coalition 
Rae O’Leary, Missouri Breaks Industries Research

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Youth and Vaping
Suzanne Nash, Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Moderator (Dana Carroll)

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout session 1: Exploring Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Use Patterns Among Young Native American Adults
Claradina Soto, University of Southern California

Breakout session 2:  Community-Led Initiatives: California’s Tribal Tobacco Prevention Projects
Ravena Soto, ETR, Tribal Community Coordinating Center 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 1: Tribal Resiliency Toolkit
Ada Bends, Sonya Big Leggins, Charleena Penama, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

Breakout Session 2: Native Imagery and Tobacco Products 
Dr. Anna Epperson, University of California-Merced

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Keynote: Reflection Session

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony and Adjourn

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