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The tenth annual Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations will be held September 6-7, 2018 in Coharie Tribal Lands.

2018 Agenda

9:00 am - 4:00 pm                               Registration                              Lobby
10:00 am - 4:00 pm                             Exhibitors                                Lobby/Hallway

11:00 am - 12:30 pm                           Presiding and Welcome           Prestage Salon A

Janice Jones-Schroeder (Lumbee)                                            
Chair, AIWPN Board

Honoring 2016 Conference Host
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe

Lenora Locklear (Coharie)
Co-Chair, AIWPN Host Planning Committee
Retired Educator, Clinton City Schools

Posting of Colors                                                                                                        
Coharie Women Veterans

National Anthem
Jessica Newton (Coharie)

Prayer/Blessing of Room
Rev. Wilda Faircloth (Coharie)

Opening Ceremony
Smokey River Drum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Greg Jacobs (Coharie)
Executive Director, Coharie Tribe

Mayor Pro-Tem
Rev. Marcus Becton
City of Clinton

Machelle Sanders
Secretary, NC Department of Administration

Greg Richardson
Executive Director, NC Commission of Indian Affairs

Special Entertainment

Featured Speaker
“Women of Honor”
Mary Kim Titla (San Carlos Apache)
Executive Director, United National Indian Tribal Youth

Burst of Native Fitness
Jessica Newton (Coharie)
Physical Education Teacher, Florida Public Schools

12:45 pm -1:45 pm                              Lunch/Get Acquainted

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                               Workshop Session I
Author’s Panel                                         Prestage A
Water is Life                                           Prestage B
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention                     Heritage A
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault              Heritage B

Coharie River Initiative/Kayak            Offsite (2:00pm-4:30pm)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm                               Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits &Vendors

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm                               Workshop Session II

Holistic Health                                     Prestage A
Hands-on Art Therapy                         Prestage B
Strong is Beautiful                               Heritage A
Wealth Management                            Heritage B
NC Today: Employment of Women    Expo Room

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm                               Wrap-up Day One

Coharie Tribal Center
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm                              
Presiding - Brittany Jacobs Locklear (Coharie)
Prelude - Smokey River Drum
Welcome - Greg Jacobs (Coharie)
Blessing of Food - Farrell Carter (Coharie)
Community Dinner
Introductions- Coharie Tribal Government & Royalty
Entertainment - Idalis Jacobs (Coharie)
Spoken Word - Melody Gomez
Children’s Recognition Ceremony
Canoe Song “Coharie:Nu”
Children’s Storytime with Charlene Hunt
Entertainment - Ariel Goodman
Poem (written by Gaye Cushing-Coharie)
Honoring our Elders

Gospel Sing
- New Bethel Quartet
- Coharie Boys

Closing Prayer- Greg Jacobs
Tour Coharie Center
- Quilting Exhibition/Demonstration
- Coharie Gallery
- Great Coharie River Initiative
- Make a Handmade Pine Straw Whisk

9:00 am - 12:00 pm                             Registration                              Lobby

10:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Exhibitors                                Lobby/Hallway

8:00 am - 8:30 am                               Continental Breakfast


8:30 am - 9:30 pm                               Presiding and Welcome           Prestage Salon A
Trudy Goodman Locklear (Coharie)
Co-Chair, AIWPN Host Planning Committee

Opening Prayer
Rev. Wilda Faircloth (Coharie)

Lisa Carter (Coharie)
Member, AIWPN Host Planning Committee

Thomas Hart, City Manager
City of Clinton

Quinn Godwin, Community Liaison
Governor Roy Cooper

“Overcoming Historical Trauma thru Resilience”
Patty Grant (Eastern Band of Cherokee
Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition

Burst of Native Fitness
Jessica Newton (Coharie)
Native Strong, LLC

9:30 am - 9:45 am                               Break

9:45 am - 10:45 am                             Workshop Session III

Ethnobotany                                        Prestage A
Elders Talking Circle                           Prestage B
Higher Education                                 Heritage A
Women in Leadership                          Expo Room
Relaxation Techniques                        Board Room
Coharie River Initiative/Kayak             Offsite  (9:45 am - 12:45 pm)              

10:45 am -11:00 am                            Break

11:00 am - 12:00 noon                        Workshop Session IV

Elderberry Syrup Demo                       Prestage A
Hands-on Art Therapy                         Prestage B
Dialect/Linguistic Research                  Heritage A
Alzheimer’s in American Indians        Expo Room                

12:00 noon - 12:15 pm                        Break


12:15 pm - 3:30 pm                             Presiding
                                                            Cameron Jacobs Bryant (Coharie)
                                                            Member, AIWPN Host Planning Committee

Blessing of Food
Rev. Mike Cummings (Lumbee)


Greetings from Furnie Lambert
Chair, N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs

Fashion Show
Emcee:  Raven Dial Stanley
Miss Indian North Carolina 2018

Special Recognition of the Late Mrs. Rosa Revels Winfree (Lumbee)
Mary Kim Titla (San Carlos Apache)

Recognition of the Women to Watch Recipients

Faith Hedgepeth Memoriam

Special Entertainment

Victoria Huggins - Miss North Carolina 2017

Presentation of 2018 Distinguished Women Awards

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Kerry D. Bird (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)
Chair, AIWPN Core Planning Committee

Keynote Speaker
“American Indian Women: Our Warriors"
Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel (Lumbee/Coharie)

Honoring 2018 Conference Host

Coharie Tribe

Retiring of Colors

Closing Ceremony

Smokey River Drum

Closing Prayer
Quae Cummings

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Coharie Pow-wow Begins Friday Evening, September 7, 2018 at 6 PM - Click Here for more information

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