[NA-Discuss] ICANN LA Naralo Outreach Event

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 14:59:24 UTC 2014

A  quick  update  on the progress of the  Wednesday  Oct 15th

1.  Event Theme
Our  event  will showcase the  challenges and achievement  for  the Native
 Canadian/Americans  in gaining  Internet access.

2. Keynote
Loris   Taylor  has  suggested  Jacqueline Pata  as our our  Keynote
speaker  ( Not  confirmed yet)
*Background on Speaker*

Jacqueline Pata is the Executive Director of NCAI. She is a member of the
Raven/Sockeye Clan of the Tlingit Tribe (pronounced – Kling-get) and a
member of the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
MJrs. Pata was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs
of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the
Clinton Administration.

Mrs. Pata serves on a variety of national executive boards, including the
Executive Board for the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the
Executive Board for the George Gustave Heye Center of the National Museum
of the American Indian. She is also a board member of Sealaska Corporation,
an Alaska Native regional corporation. In her commitment to American Indian
youth development, Pata sits on the Native American Advisory Council for
the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Prior to joining NCAI in June 2001, Pata served as Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Native American Programs of the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development. The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
administers programs throughout the United States, which provide affordable
housing for Native Americans.

Previously, Pata served as the Executive Director of the Tlingit-Haida
Regional Housing Authority headquartered in Juneau, Alaska and she is a
former Vice-Chair of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. She served as
Chairperson of the National American Indian Housing Council and was
appointed to the National Commission on American Indian, Alaska Native and
Native Hawaiian Housing. She also has served on the National Community
Development Financial Institution Fund Advisory Board, an advisory board to
the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Among her other activities, prior to her move to Washington, D.C., she is
extremely proud of her service for 13 years as Director of a Native Youth
Culture Camp held each summer where young people experience and learn
traditional values.


If you attending the  LA  event  please let me know  and if you are
 interested in volunteering at the event.  I think we have roughly 10
attendees going to LA

Glenn McKnight
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