The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) invites you to submit your proposals for the 2023 American Indian Elders Conference. The conference will be held September 25-29, 2023, at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina. Complete the proposal form and send in a brief description of your proposed presentation (no more than 150 words each) along with a brief biography (no more than 150 words).
NICOA’s conference is the only national conference in the country focusing exclusively on the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders. It consists of educational presentations from tribal, state and federal organizations as well as a diverse network of aging service partners with experience in providing services to Native elders, who provide information and updates on aging services, health care, civic engagement and economic development in Indian Country.
Workshop sessions include caregiver support, elder abuse prevention, health, nutrition, transportation, disease prevention, long-term services and supports, employment and training, financial assistance and more. Keynote speakers from federal, state and tribal programs and agencies will be present to provide program updates and listen to the aging needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
Past symposium topics have included “Role of Tribal Leaders in Reaffirming the Value of Elders in Preserving Tribal Cultures,” “Becoming an Elder: Tribal Perspective on Aging in Indian Country,” “Native American Veterans: Issues and Concerns as They Age,” “Future Elders: Perspectives on Aging from the Youth,” and “The Aging Network: Challenges & Opportunities in the Next Decade.”