Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the National Indian Council on Aging’s (NICOA) conference! Our 2023 American Indian Elders Conference will take place on September 25-29, 2023, at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Every two years our conference welcomes over 2,000 attendees from all over the country. Conference attendees represent Native elders, stakeholders, elected tribal representatives, government agencies and aging network providers.
NICOA’s conference is the only national conference in the country focusing exclusively on the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders. It serves as a national forum for Native elders from across the country to come together to receive updated information on aging in Indian Country, as well as share their wisdom, knowledge, and stories with one another.
The knowledge and experiences of our Native elders are invaluable. They are the keepers of traditional ways of life, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs. By bringing elders together, we can foster intergenerational learning and create a space for their knowledge to be shared and celebrated.
Native elders face unique challenges that are often overlooked. Many elders struggle with poverty, health issues, and social isolation. By providing them with an opportunity to come together, we can help combat these issues and provide them with the support and resources they need.
This conference will be a chance to strengthen the bonds between Native communities. By bringing together elders from different tribes and regions, we can build bridges and create a network of support that will benefit Native communities for years to come.
We are committed to making this conference a success, but we cannot do it without your help. It takes the support of tribes and organizations to make our biennial conferences a reality. We are calling on all those who care about the well-being and cultural preservation of Native communities to sponsor this event. Your sponsorship will support the elders who attend and help make this the best conference NICOA has ever held.
If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring this conference, please send in your sponsorship form. Together, we can create a meaningful and impactful event that honors the wisdom and experiences of Native elders.