2022 Sovereign Nations of Virginia Conference:
Indigenous Led Conservation

8:00 am Registration at Henrico Ballroom
Breakfast Buffet in Glen Restaurant
9:00 amOpening ActivitiesPrayer, Drums, Color Guard, Welcome
9:25 amWhat Tribal Land Ownership Means to SovereigntyKitcki Carroll, United South & Eastern Tribes
10:30 amPanel Presentation: Intersections between Climate Change, Indigenous-led Conservation, and SovereigntyZoe Yuki Goozner, Facilitator, The Pew Charitable Trusts
10:40 amOverview of Tribal Land and Climate Challenges on the US Southern and Eastern RegionsDr. Casey Thornbrugh, United South & Eastern Tribes
11:00 amCase Study – United Houma Nation, LouisianaPrincipal Chief Lora Ann Chaisson, United Houma Nation
11:20 amCase Study – Yurok Tribe, CaliforniaDaniel Cordalis, Navajo Nation
11:40 amPanel Presentation Questions and Answers
12:30 pmLunch Buffet in Glen Restaurant
2:05 pmWorking with Partnerships to Reconnect Tribes to Ancestral LandsJoel Dunn, Chesapeake Conservancy
3:00 pmHow Indian Trust Lands Benefit EveryoneWizipan Little Elk Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
4:00 pmTribal Consultation: A Win-Win for Sovereignty and ConservationMarion Werkheiser, Cultural Heritage Partners
5:15 pmClosing ActivitiesClosing Remarks
Color Guard
6:00 pmConference Adjourns