19th National Indian Council on Aging Conference (NICOA)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jun 30, 2012|
This Elderâ€™s forum is the center piece of the mission of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA). Held every other year, our 19th National Indian Council on Aging Conference will be held on September 15-18, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM.
This three and a half day meeting organized by NICOA serves as the national forum for its membership of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elders from across the United States.
The meeting will consist of educational presentations from tribal, state, federal and a diverse network of aging service partners. They will provide information and updates on aging services, health care, civic engagement and economic development in Indian Country.
Over 1,500 elders from across the country will participate in sessions to examine and better understand issues that impact AI/AN aging services in urban areas and tribal lands.
The NICOA voting members will break into 13 caucuses to draft regional aging services recommendations that NICOA and its stakeholders will present to tribal, state and federal leaders.
NICOA members will also approve resolutions on critical aging issues that will be submitted to the National Congress of American Indians for presentation to the President and Congressional leadership in Washington, DC.
This conference not only benefits our 300,000 Elders, it benefits our entire 2,247,000 American Indian and Alaska Native population from all 565 tribes.