12th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

Americas, News, January 28 2016

A summit in Arizona in March promises to deliver an educational and memorable experience that will inspire and celebrate the power and spirit of resilience among American Indians with disabilities.

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Miss Indian Arizona, Shasta Dazen with last year’s keynote speaker Celina Mahinalani Garza

The American Indian Disability Summit is held annually in Phoenix, Arizona. Now in its 12th year, the 2016 summit will take place March 17, at Desert Willow Conference Center. The one-day event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The summit’s mission is to provide interaction, networking, education and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, while bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities. Last year’s event proved a success with roughly 150 people in attendance.

The summit is held to facilitate training, outreach and technical assistance for American Indians with disabilities residing in urban and rural areas. Attendees will gain awareness of support services and become empowered to improve their lifestyle by learning strategies to eliminate barriers to service delivery.

The 12th Annual American Indian Disability Summit will focus on: “Gathering Native Voices to Celebrate the Spirit of Resilience.” Last year’s event capitalized on the theme: “Gathering Native Voices to Embrace Vitality.”

For registration information and for an application, call: 602-443-0707 (Rosalie), 602-495-7521 (Dorothy), or (602) 290-1632 (Jon).

For more information, visit the American Indian Disability Summit website www.americanindiandisabilitysummit.org and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aidisabilitysummit.

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