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2016 Amerind/NAIHC National Conference & Trade Fair

2017 Amerind Risk | NAIHC National Conference & Trade show TBA soon.


NAIHC Event Planner Contact Information:


Cristy Davies

Cristy Davies

Event Planner

Cristy Davies
phone: (202)-454-0948
email; Cdavies@naihc.net

For additional Information call 202-789-1754

NAIHC Sponsors

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Coral Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

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White Shell Sponsors

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Thank you for attending and celebrating in the success of our 2016 AMERIND Risk | NAIHC Annual Convention & Tradeshow – “Carving a Strong Future”. The Annual Convention & Tradeshow was prime opportunity to network with other Tribal leaders, Administrators and Business Professionals. We all gained knowledge and new strategies about topics like workplace safety, claims, housing management, human resources, other various safety issues and much more!

Total Attendees 719
Exhibitors 30
Concurrent sessions 72


Opening General Assembly

Highlights of the Opening included a warm welcome from the Hawaiian community.

The Opening began with a welcome Chant by Kumu Micah Kamohoalii of Hale O Na Kipuupuu and the presentation of the colors by the Royal Guard of the Hawaii Air National Guard.  Attendees also heared from Ray Soon, Chief of Staff for Honolulu’s Mayor Caldwell and Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairwoman, Hawaiian Homes Commission DHHL.

Invited speakers included: Lourdes Castro Ramirez , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD;

President Brian Cladoosby, NCAI; Chris Deschene, Director, DOE Office of Indian Energy.

And the Opening culminated with a rousing keynote address by Gary Davis, CEO, NCAIED.

Luau and Awards Ceremony

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful luau buffet and a fantastic trip through the Pacific islands featuring the musicians and dancers of Tihati Productions.

Lifetime Achievement awards were presented by both AMERIND Risk and NAIHC.

    • AMERIND presented the 2016 Wayne Ducheneaux  Awardee to Bill Nibbelink.
    • NAIHC presented  the 2016 George Nolan Awardee to Ron Hoffman.

NAIHC presented Leadership Institute Certificates which included: 

The big awards went to those individuals completing the Professional Indian Housing Managers Certification (PIHM)

  • Tracie Baker –Tenant Accountant, Southern Ute IHA
  • Charlotte Roberts– Finance Manager, Red Lake HA
  • Sidney Shourds –Maintenance Manager, Salish & Kootenai HA
  • Christine Thompson– Deputy Director, Ute Indian HA
  • Casey-Diane Thrush–  Housing Coordinator, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

General Housing Management: 2 awarded

Occupancy Management: 3 awarded

NTCCP: 13 awarded




NAIHC Golf Tournament Sponsors

  • Seneca Housing Authority
  • Lower Brule Housing Authority
  • Cherokee Nation Housing Authority
  • Blackfeet Housing Authority
  • Salish Kootenai Housing Authority
  • Makah Tribe
  • Hoopa Valley Housing Authority                        
  • Pasqua Yaqui Tribe
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  • Southern Plains Indian Housing Assn.
  • Karuk Tribe Housing Authority
  • Nevada/Calif Indian Housing Assn.
  • Alaska Association of Housing Authority
  • United Native American Housing Assn.
  • United Southern & Eastern Tribes
  • Seneca Nation Tribal Council
  • Sault St. Marie Chippewa Tribe
  • Great Lakes Indian Housing Assn.
  • Diehl & Co., LLC
  • Northwest Indian Housing Assn.



Total Attendees 719
Exhibitors 30
Concurrent sessions 72


 Chris Deschene Photo by Kai Markel
Chris Deschene Photo by Kai Markel
Lourdes Castro Ramirez at podium Photo by Kai Markell
Photo by Kai Markel
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby Photo by Kai
Keynote address by Gary Davis Photo by Kai Markell
Concurrent session in progress Photo by Pamala Silas

NAIHC Executive Director, Pamala Silas Photo by Kar Markell