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Sponsorship Opportunities

April 17-20, 2011 Hilton Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska

About NICWA

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national Native organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. NICWA works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep AI/AN children with American Indian families. NICWA is a private, non-profit, membership organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our members include tribes, individuals--both Indian and nonIndian--and private organizations from around the United States and Canada concerned with AI/AN child and family issues. Our board of directors is made up of 17 AI/ANs, and we have a staff of 19, most of whom are AI/AN. Together, our partners, members, board, and staff work to protect the most vital resource of American Indian people--our children. Since its founding, NICWA has served hundreds of tribes throughout the country by helping to strengthen and enhance their capacity to deliver quality child welfare services. NICWA is making a difference in communities every day with on-site community development, worker training, advocacy, and demonstration projects. NICWA has developed culturally based practices that are helping keep families intact. Its curriculum, Positive Indian Parenting, is in wide use internationally. Its manual on customary adoption is empowering tribes to reclaim ancient practices for "making relatives" and creating families for children who would otherwise be lost to our cultures. Also, in the past 20 years, NICWA has been responsible for bringing over $1 billion of new funding to tribal child and family services in the U.S. through its untiring advocacy. About the 29th Annual "Protecting Our Children" National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - April 17-20, 2011 · Hilton Anchorage · Anchorage, Alaska Disproportionality exists within our nation's child welfare system. AI/AN children are removed from their families at disturbingly high rates, and once they are, many are placed into foster care systems where their personal and tribal needs are drastically underserved. In many cases, children are removed from the home and family without exploring options that could work toward healing the family unit. The goal for many tribes is to offer services that improve the lives of children and families by working toward continued family sustainability, and strong connections between children in placement and their tribe. Tribes across the country have been working to address this issue for many years. It is the hope of NICWA, and its partners, that what has begun in these tribes will be a model for growth within Indian country and contribute to positive systemic change that will enable us to continue protecting our children. Please join us as we gather in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska, to learn from each other and promote positive outcomes for AI/AN children and families. This year's conference theme, "Honoring Our Traditions: Sustaining Our Families," will focus on addressing the need for services that support traditional kinship systems and family life so that AI/AN families can stay together and thrive. Our conference will feature innovative workshops and presentations focused on strategies that meet the needs of AI/AN families and increase healthy outcomes for our most precious resource--our children. We welcome you to join us in Anchorage, Alaska!

To learn more about NICWA please visit www.nicwa.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

April 17-20, 2011 - Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Why Sponsor This Conference?

From a marketing standpoint, there are many reasons why it makes sense to support the 29th Annual "Protecting Our Children" National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to: Enhance brand loyalty and reach new consumers in an emerging market segment: Establish a branded presence among our 700 conference participants, 500 NICWA members, and 15,000-member constituency base who work with 100,000 AI/AN families nationally every year. Drive traffic: Distribute product samples, coupons, and/or branded literature to help drive traffic to your business. Reinforce your commitment to Indian children and families: Share our belief that every Indian child should have access to community-based, culturally appropriate services that help them grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong--free from abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and the damaging effects of substance abuse. Partner with a leader: Benefit from being recognized as a partner and supporter of the country's leading and only American Indian organization focused specifically on issues of child abuse and neglect and tribal capacity to prevent and respond effectively to these problems. The sponsorship opportunities are divided into the five sponsorship levels. Using these options as a guide, we will do our utmost to create the most customized experience possible for your brand in order to satisfy your marketing objectives. JOIN OUR LIST OF GENEROUS AND PRESTIGIOUS SPONSORS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Muscogee Creek National Council San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Oklahoma DHS - Children and Family Services Barona Band of Mission Indians Native American Outreach Center Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Absentee Shawnee Tribe Indians of Oklahoma Oneida Nation Foundation National Indian Gaming Association Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission Native American Children's Alliance Seven Cedars Casino Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Native American Youth and Family Center Centennial Contractors Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Sac and Fox Nation California Card Room Coalition Forest County Potawatomi Foundation Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Northwest Health Foundation Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Bluestone Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA Thunderbird Entertainment Center, Inc. Handel Information Technologies Osage Nation Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Trauma Center Pala Band of Mission Indians Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Choctaw Nation Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Potawatomi Nation Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Chickasaw Nation Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma First American's Consulting Group Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, LLP Legal Advocates for Indian Country, LLP Seminole Tribe of Florida Yavapai-Apache Nation University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Indian Country Child Indian Country Today Life's Great Sam's Club The Standard Insurance Ak Chin Indian Community Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Faegre & Benson Northern Arizona University Pauma Band of Mission Indians Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tule River Tribal Council Hennepin County (MN) Data Networks Corporation Native American Outreach Center Tribal Court of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP Center for Indigenous Child Welfare Research, University of Washington Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center Colorado River Indian Tribes Pacer Center Citizen Potawatomi Nation ­ Indian Child Welfare Department Northwest Area Foundation Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe Grotto Foundation Pueblo of Isleta

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President Maurice Lyons (Morongo Band of Mission Indians)

Vice President Secretary Theodore Nelson, Sr. Rochelle Ettawageshik (Seminole Tribe of Flordia) (Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians)

Treasurer Gary Peterson (Skokomish)

Members Marla Jean Big Boy (Oglala Lakota) Patricia Carter (Nez Perce) Anita Chisholm (Absentee Shawnee) Jennifer Elliott (Sac and Fox) Donne Fleagle (Athabaskan) Jocelyn Formsma (Swampy Cree) Debra Foxcroft (Tseshaht) Delores Greyeyes (Navajo) Don Milligan (Métis: Cree/Assiniboine) Linda Logan (Oklahoma Choctaw) Mary Tenorio, PhD (Santo Domingo Pueblo) Gil Vigil (Tesuque Pueblo) Jalea Walker (Smith River Rancheria, Tolowa)

Board of Trustees Brad Earl (Nez Perce descendant) David Powless (Oneida Nation) Sherry Salway-Black (Oglala Lakota Nation) John Shagonaby (Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi ­ Gun Lake Tribe) Mike Tiger (Seminole Tribe of Florida) Council of Elders Lola Sohappy (Warm Springs) Chris Leith (Mdewakanton Dakota) William Clark (Cherokee) Strategic Leadership Council Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw) Ernie Stevens, Jr. (Oneida)

CONFERENCE LOCATION AND HOTEL The conference host hotel is the Hilton in Anchorage, AK. A block of rooms has been reserved for our participants at $99.00 per night, plus tax. Book your room online at www.hiltonanchorage.com. Rates are guaranteed until March 10, 2011. Reservations after March 10 will be charged at the standard rate. Hilton Anchorage 500 West 3rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501 Reservations: 800-HILTONS Group Code: NICWA Website: http://www.hiltonanchorage.com

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97239 Phone: 503-222-4044 Fax: 503-222-4007 www.nicwa.org

April 17-20, 2011

Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

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