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Meeting Agenda
Albuquerque, NM

Time Event

Monday, February 6, 2006
3 - 5 pm Conference Registration

Tuesday, February 7, 2006
7:00 am Conference Registration, Exhibits, and Poster Session
8:00 am Call to Order
Conference Emcee Hayes Lewis, Zuni Pueblo

Opening Prayer - South
Harrison Jim, Diné, Traditional Healer

Welcome
James Toya, Director, Albuquerque Area, IHS
8:30 am Welcome
Jon Perez, Director, Division of Behavioral Health, IHS
Kathy Langlois, Director General, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
Jeff Reading, Scientific Director, CIHR
Jane Pearson, Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium
9:00 am Panel #1: Knowledge, Evidence, and Defining the Issues
Lori Idlout, Executive Director, Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit (Embrace Life Council) Inuit
Iwalani Else, Researcher, University of Hawaii
Rosebud Big Horn-Madinger, Student, Cheyenne/Sioux Tribe
10:00 am Health Break
10:30 am Panel #2: Knowledge, Evidence, and Defining the Issues
Carmen Parrilla-Cruz, Suicide Prevention Commission, Puerto Rico
Margaret Gates, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Madeleine Dion Stout, Aboriginal Health Consultant, British Columbia, Canada
12:00 pm Lunch
2:45 pm Health Break
2:30 pm Mixed Break-out Groups (continued)
3:45 pm Mixed Break-out Groups' Reports
4:30 pm Closing of Day One
Hayes Lewis, Zuni Pueblo
Rita Blumenstein, Yupik, Traditional Healer
6 - 8 pm Poster Session & Exhibit Reception Hosted By Hotel Albuquerque
Jon Perez, Director, Division of Behavioral Health, IHS

Cultural Performance
Ice Mountain Dancers, San Juan Pueblo

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
7:00 am Conference Registration, Exhibits, and Poster Session
8:00 am Opening Prayer - East
Ron Kingbird, Counselor, Red Lake High School

Summary of Day One
Hayes Lewis, Zuni Pueblo
8:30 am Panel #3: Current Approaches, Interventions, and Responses
Cornelia Wieman, Indigenous Health Research Development Program, University of Toronto
Dale Walker, Director, One Sky Center
Talalupelele Sunia, Department of Human and Social Services, American Samoa
10:00 am Health Break
10:30 am Panel #4: Current Approaches, Interventions, and Responses
Laurence Kirmayer, McGill University, Quebec
Jacqueline Mercer, CEO, Native American Rehabilitation Association, Portland, Oregon
Osaia Santos, Federated States of Micronesia
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Mixed Break-out Groups
2:30 pm Health Break
2:45 pm Mixed Break-out Groups (continued)
3:45 pm Mixed Break-out Groups' Reports
4:30 pm Closing of Day Two
Hayes Lewis, Zuni Pueblo
5 - 7 pm Health Canada Learning and Networking Session
Michael Chandler, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Master of Ceremonies, Janice Rose, British Columbia
7 - 11 pm Sobriety Pow-wow (Optional Cultural Event)
Rio Rancho Best Western

Thursday, February 9, 2006
7:00 am Conference Registration, Exhibits, and Poster Session
8:00 am Opening Prayer - West
Charlotte Herkshan, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Summary of Day Two
Hayes Lewis, Zuni Pueblo
8:30 am Identifying Opportunities for Collaboration and Follow-up
Break-out Group Facilitators
9:00 am Networking Groups: Developing Plans for Collaboration and Follow-up in Identified Areas
10:15 am Health Break
10:30 am Networking Groups' Reports
Break-out Group Facilitators
11:30 am Closing Remarks
Jon Perez, Director, Division of Behavioral Health, IHS
Jane Pearson, Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium
11:45 am Closing Prayer
Elder Billy Two-Rivers, Mohawk Nation