Amerind Risk | NAIHC Annual Convention & Trade Show

AMERIND | NAIHC Annual Convention & Trade Show

Nashville, TN

June 27-29, 2017

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Meeting Venue 
Nashville Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South

The Annual Convention & Tradeshow is your prime opportunity to network with other Tribal leaders, Administrators and Business Professionals. You will gain knowledge and new strategies about topics like workplace safety, claims, housing management, human resources, other various safety issues and much more! 




 Hotel Info

Hotel room rates:

$279 + tax (currently 15.25% and $2.50 city tax per room, per night

The cut off date for the hotel is June 5, 2017.

Due to high room demand and limited inventory, we are requiring attendees to complete their conference registration before booking their hotel. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a reservation link and code to process your hotel reservation within 24-48 hours.

Note: After the published deadline date, the AMERIND Risk and NAIHC room block will be released. In the event there are rooms still available after the deadline date, the rate will increase.  Reservations are the responsibility of the attendee. AMERIND Risk and NAIHC will not be held responsible for individuals who have not made appropriate reservations prior to the deadline.

Registration is now open!

Conference Fee: $595
Exhibitor: $850 $850
Artisan: $450 $450

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Conference Registration Cancellation Policy

Be advised that should you need to cancel your registration, you must send a substitute in your place, as registration fees are non-refundable.


Exhibitors Fees:

Exhibitor fee- $850

Artisan fee- $450

AMERIND Risk and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) will host a combined event on June 27-29, 2017. The tradeshow is a two day event.  Our two Native American-strong organizations work only to benefit Indian Country. We are inviting you, our partners and friends, to be part of our event at the Nashville Music City Center, Nashville, TN. We encourage you to reserve your booth today. This is an exciting opportunity to network with hundreds of Tribal leaders and housing professionals as we anticipate over 800 attendees from across Indian Country.

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Agreement and Fees

  • Booth Package includes: 1- 8 x 10 booth equipped with 8′ high drape, 3′ high side rail, 1- 6’ table, 2-chairs,
  • 1-wastebasket, 1 – ID sign
  • 2 – booth passes. Does not include sessions or banquet.
  • Third Representative may register for a full conference registration. Each booth is limited to a maximum of three representatives.
  • Banquet tickets may be purchased separately.
  • Payment is due at the time application is submitted in accordance to the deadlines outlined above. No exceptions.
  • Exhibit Fees are non-refundable.
  • Plan your participation accordingly.

Exhibitor Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Monday, June 26, 12:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibitor move-in & Registration open

Tuesday, June 27, 6:45am – 7:45am  Final Exhibitor Registration and Move In

8:00am – 5:00pm  Exhibit hall open

Wednesday, June 28,  8:00am – 5:00pm  Exhibit hall open

5:00pm – 6:00pm  Exhibitor move-out

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 Agreement Form!

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Pamala Silas- Executive Director
phone: (202)-454-0934




Annual Convention & Trade Fair

June 27-29, 2017

Nashville, TN

Due Date Extended to Wednesday March 31, 2017

The AMERIND RISK   National American Indian Housing Council’s (NAIHC) Annual Convention will include training sessions that provide up-to-date information on issues that impact tribal housing programs and that directly relate to administration of programs under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). Tribal housing professionals and other tribal housing and community development stakeholders will be the primary audience at the Annual Convention.

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CFP Guidelines NAIHC Convention 2017


 George Nolan Award
Submissions open

Submit Nominee!Download Form!

The Board of Directors of NAIHC created this special award in 2005.  The George Nolan award is honoring a true leader in Indian housing and I am proud to say he was a very close friend and mentor. George was the first Executive Director of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Housing Program in 1981. He served as Chairman of the Great Lakes Housing Association from 1984 to 1996. In 1986 he became Vice-Chairman of the Tribal Council for the Sault Tribe and served for three consecutive terms. George then began to wear many hats. In 1988 he was elected as Chairperson of the National American Indian Housing Council and served in that position until 1992. George was appointed during this term to serve as Chairman to the Congressionally-appointed “National Commission on Native American, Alaska Native and Hawiian Housing” which led to a revamping of the housing programs for all Native people in this country. George was also one of the founders of AMERIND and served on the board of directors from 1989 to 1993. He felt very strongly about his first responsibility to housing and continued to serve his tribe as Chairperson for their housing commission from 1989, and held that position for ten years. George passed away in 2004.

Deadline: March 25, 2017 by 5pm.

  The Virginia Kizer Award-
Submissions Open

Submit Nominee!Download Form!

Virginia Kizer helped establish the Washoe Housing Authority in Gardernervillle, NV, where she worked from 1973-2002.  Ms. Kizer worked tirelessly to better housing conditions for Washoe people and other Tribes throughout the U.S.  She created some of the first housing for the Washoe Tribe, which many generations of Tribal members benefited from and still benefit from today.  She dedicated her life to Indian Housing.  Through this lifetime commitment she became an advocate to improving the lives of countless Indian families.  During her career she served on the NAIHC board, Washoe Tribal Council, and actively participated in the NV/CAL Housing Association and the Southwest Indian Housing Association.  Throughout her time in Indian Housing, she became a mentor and a friend to many Housing Professionals throughout the country.  Ms. Kizer is the symbol of dedication to the continued improvement of Indian Housing and lives of Indian people.Early 1973-2002, over 25 years with WHA which she helped establish.  Past president of NV/CAL and actively involved in.  Served on the Dresslerville Tribal Council Helped establish NAIHC in Carson City. Established new housing for the Washoe Tribe that many generations are benefiting from.  Recognized for her hard work and efforts.  Many Tribal people are benefiting from her hard work now in the 21st century.

Deadline: March 25, 2017 by 5pm.


Wednesday June 28, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

In accordance with the Bylaws of the National American Indian Housing Council, the NAIHC Annual Meeting of the
Members will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Nashville Music City Center 201 5th Avenue South Nashville,

If you are unable to attend the business meeting and would like to vote by proxy, please submit a proxy to:
Valerie Butterbredt at or by fax (202-789-1758)

Deadline for Proxies Tuesday June 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. GMT.

Thereafter, proxies for the Members’ Meeting will not be accepted. If you prefer to mail your proxy to the NAIHC Office in
Washington, DC, it must be received no later than Wednesday, May 1st 2017. See attached proxy form.

As required under Article XVIII of the NAIHC Bylaws, the bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws
may be adopted by a resolution if at least thirty days written notice is given either by mail or facsimile to each voting
member of intention to alter, amend or repeal or to adopt new bylaws at the meeting. This written notice must include the
proposed bylaw amendment and is required to be delivered via mail.

Deadline for changes to bylaws: Friday June 2, 2017. Changes will be provided to membership by Friday June 9,
2017. Resolutions presented on the floor that purport to change the bylaws will not be entertained.

This allows time for draft resolutions to be copied in advance for distribution at the Members Meeting. Resolutions can be
mailed to 122 C Street NW Suite 350 Washington, DC 20001 or emailed to Additional resolutions
can be submitted to the membership from the floor during the NAIHC Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2016.

These resolutions must be in the proper resolution format and 200 copies must be made by the draftee(s) for the

Any resolution proposed for a vote of the membership at a duly-called meeting will require an affirmative vote of two-thirds
(2/3rds) of the voting members present at any regular or special meeting of the members (Article XIX).
Resolutions for consideration at the Members’ Meeting should be submitted to the NAIHC Office in Washington, DC by
5:00 p.m. EST by Friday June 2, 2017.

Proxy Form

Resolutions Template

Resolutions Cover Letter

Resolutions Process

Memo for Resolutions




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NAIHC Event Planner Contact Information:


Cristy Davies

Cristy Davies

Event Planner

Cristy Davies
phone: (202)-454-0948

For additional Information call 202-789-1754

Thank you to our 2017 partners and sponsors!

Onyx Sponsor

Coral Sponsor

Silver Sponsor 

White Shell Sponsors