photos by Mel Ponder and Chantel Baker
Native Women's Leadership Forum
and Enduring Spirit Honoring
We're Going Virtual!
After initially cancelling our 2020 Forum due to Covid-19, we’ve decided to take our conference online this year so we don’t miss out on the chance to come together and spend time in community.
Native Action Network is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Native Women’s Leadership Forum will be held virtually June 25-26, 2020! During this two day conference, Native women of all ages will gather safely via video conferencing for fellowship, learning, and sharing of life experiences through general assembly sessions, workshops, and our Enduring Spirit Honoring event.
$225 - Standard
$175 - Early Bird (Now through April 30)
$300 - Mother & Daughter (Includes Two Registrations)
$150 - Student or Elder
*Please note, payment processing fees between $8-$15 will be charged at check out.
Native Action Network can provide full refunds up to a week before the event.
Available within the registration page, attendees can opt to add an advertisement to the Forum program ($50-$225), or become an event sponsor. If you'd like to pay for an ad or sponsorship without registering for the conference, please contact us.
Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, WA 98271
Call 866-716-7162 to request discounted room rates during the conference at $149 weekdays / $189 weekends - mention the Native Women's Forum.
Nominate an Enduring Spirit
The Enduring Spirit Award recognizes the lifetime achievements of Native women who through their commitment of time, energy, and volunteerism contribute to healthy communities. The issues they champion are varied and include: environment, education, youth and family, holistic health (mind, body, spirit), continuation and retention of culture, preservation of treaty rights, sacred sites, and economic empowerment to name a few. Submit by March 31st.
Apply for the Youth Academy
Native Action Network is hosting its 10th Annual Young Native Women’s Leadership Academy! The Youth Academy prepares the next generation of women Native leaders by combining cultural values with modern tools and services. Young Native women who are seniors in high school through their final year in college are invited to apply. Selected participants will receive two nights lodging at our host hotel, food, and complimentary registration for the 16th Annual Native Women's Leadership Forum. Through two days of key presentations combined with hands on team activities, young women leave transformed, empowered, and prepared to make a positive difference in their communities. Submit by March 31st.
Propose a Workshop
Workshop proposals for the 2020 Forum are now being accepted. There will be 15 workshops offered over the course of the conference. Proposals from Native community members working in diverse fields will be considered, including interactive sessions, presentations, or panel discussions. Topics that address leadership, professionalism, self-awareness, and collective activism are encouraged. Selected workshop presenters will receive an honorarium, hotel room reimbursement, and registration for the Leadership Forum and Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon at no charge. Submit by March 31st.
Vend at Our Art Market
Native Action Network invites Indigenous artists and Native organizations to sell their work or promote their services with a table space at the forum. Please pay for your table through our conference registration system. Tables will be provided and assigned at random, there is a two table maximum. Vendors will keep 100% of any sales made at the event. All vendors need to register in advance, drop-in vendors that attend without prior notice or payment will be turned away for lack of space. Prices are $150 for one table and $225 for two tables. Nonprofits and educational institutions get 50% off the cost of their table space - enter code 50OFF at check out.