Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Indian Veterans Invited To Indian Government Employee Conference At Mohegan Sun On June 17; Mohegan Don Chapman To Speak At Conference

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The following is an earlier post from May 5, 2010:

Indian veterans are invited to attend a special day at the annual conference for The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the hiring and advancement of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the government workforce, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun from June 14 through June 18.

All Indian veterans are invited to attend for free the events held on the day of June 17, which will include presentations on career options for veterans. The schedule for veterans on June 17 is as follows:

9:45 Welcome by Danny Garceau, SAIGE Chairman
9:50 Welcome by Pedro Molina-Deputy Secretary of Veteran Affairs, CA DVS
10:00 Indian Health Service Veterans Initiative
11:00 Wounded Warrior Initiative
12:00 Library of Congress National Veterans’ History Project Director Robert Patrick
1:30 Department of Homeland Security “Operation Warfighter and Wounded Warrior Initiative” Tanya Cantrell and Paul Plasencia, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 James Floyd, Veterans Administration, and
Closing Remarks by Danny Garceau, SAIGE Chairman

We would like to thank veteran Bill Donehey (Mohegan) for passing on the above information for veterans.

Other interesting aspects of the conference:

The conference is designed as a training opportunity and is open to all federal, state, tribal and local government employees. For registration cost, please check the organization's website: www.saige.org.

Mohegan Tribal Member Donald Chapman, who is also the senior advisor for Native American affairs to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, is scheduled to speak at the conference on June 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 and will be part of the opening ceremony on June 15, speaking at 8:45 to 9:00.