NIH Tribal Consultation — June 6, 2017


10:00AM-12:00 PM Alaska Time/2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time

Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Tikahtnu Ballroom Section E

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Schedule        Topic Presenter/Facilitator
10:00-10:05 am Tribal Opening  
10:05-10:15 am Welcome and Introductions
  • Opening Remarks
  • Introductions 
  • Consultation Procedures
David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Walter Phelps
Council Delegate, Navajo Nation Navajo Area Delegate, NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC)
10:15-10:35 am The Structure, Mission and General Functions of the NIH in Leading Biomedical Research David R. Wilson, Ph.D.

Juliana M. Blome, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief of Staff, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)
10:35-11:00 am Biomedical Research and Tribal Communities  Denise A. Dillard, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Southcentral Foundation
Alaska Area Delegate, NIH TAC
11:00-11:50 am Perspectives and Recommendations from Participating Tribal Members about Priorities or Guiding Principles for the Tribal Health Research Office
This session is designed for consultation participants to provide perspectives and recommendations from participating tribal members on:
  • How to improve all aspects of how NIH and Tribal Nations work together
  • Key topics that the NIH Tribal Health Research Office should prioritize for the next 5 years
NIH will adhere to the Tribal Consultation Policy which established a presentation/speaker protocol. This ensures that the highest ranking official from each respective tribe is given the opportunity to address the session first, followed by other elected or appointed officials, those designated by their elected official to represent Indian Tribes, and representatives of Indian/Tribal Organizations.
The order in which we will follow is:
  1. Tribal President/Chairperson/Governor
  2. Tribal Vice-President/Vice-Chairperson/Lt. Governor
  3. Elected or Appointed Tribal Official
  4. Designated Tribal Official (Official letter from the Indian Tribe designating a representative must be presented to NIH before the session begins)
If you have written testimony, please submit it for the record in-person or via email at:

Tribal Participants
11:50-11:55 am Wrap Up and Next Steps David R. Wilson, Ph.D.

Walter Phelps
11:55-12:00 pm Closing Prayer  

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