Our long-term goal for this conference is to bring together tribal leaders, community partners, government officials, educators, students and community members to engage in productive dialogue to help Utah’s tribal communities grow and thrive.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The annual Governor’s Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solution to issued impacting Utah’s American Indian communities. As a sponsoring partner, your company/organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah’s Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.

We invite you to be a contributing community partner for next year's Summit. For more information, contact James Toledo.

VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

The annual Governor's Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solutions to issues impacting Utah's American Indian communities. As an exhibiting partner, your organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah's Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.

We have reached our capacity for exhibitor/vendor space. If you would like learn more about vendor or exhibit opportunities, please email James Toledo.

Keynote Speaker:
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert

Governor Gary R. Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.

The Governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: education, jobs, energy and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs, and an unsurpassed quality of life.

As Utah’s 17th Governor, he took the Oath of Office on August 11, 2009. Prior to becoming the states’ chief executive, Governor Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor for five years and a Utah County Commissioner for 14 years. Governor Herbert and his wife, Jeanette, are the proud parents of six children and 16 grandchildren.

Keynote Speaker:
Mary Kim Titla

Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache, is a Native American youth advocate, former TV broadcaster and a former school administrator. A 20-year veteran TV news reporter, she spent most of her career working for NBC affiliate stations in Arizona. In 2007 she was inducted into the Cronkite Hall of Fame at Arizona State University.

She estimates telling as many as 5,000 stories during her career and has received awards from the Associated Press, Arizona Press Club, and the Native American Journalists Association.

Currently, Titla serves as executive director for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY), a national nonprofit promoting youth leadership, citizenship and personal development among Native American youth. Part of UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of Native American youth.

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This year, we are honored to have the Ute Mountain Utes host the summit.