The 2018 NICOA Conference on Aging in Indian Country is just three months away! The conference will be held at the stunning Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California from September 10-13, 2018. If you are interested in attending, presenting, becoming a sponsor, being a vendor, etc. please make sure to visit our conference page at https://nicoa.org/biennial-conference/ for all conference forms, information, and updates.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience that only Indian Elders can share. Learn about policy issues that are critical for Elders to know about. Learn about new programs and services that other tribal communities are developing to promote aging and support services within Indian Country and urban areas. Attend workshops, vote for new board members, vote on resolutions, and voice your policy recommendations in order to help improve services to Indian Elders. Participate in the elegant and culturally rich events focused on Elders such as the Elder fashion show, Elder Storytelling, and so much more.
We are honored to host our event among the people now known as Luiseño Indians whom have inhabited the Temecula Valley for thousands of years. They call themselves Payómkawichum (the People of the West), and are made up of seven bands: Pechanga, Pauma, Pala, Rincon, San Luis Rey, La Jolla, and Soboba. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians has called the Temecula Valley home for more than 10,000 years. Attendees will have the pleasure to meet the Pechanga Elders and learn about their local Silver Feathers – Elders’ Council and the significant role they continue to hold within their tribal community.