2023 National Tribal Opioid Summit
August 22, 2023 - August 24, 2023
National Tribal Opioid Summit
We are tired of fentanyl and opioid abuse being normalized in our communities. We are tired of burying our loved ones. It should not be normal for our youth to attend more funerals of loved ones than birthday parties.
We are taking a stand to change the trajectory for our children, youth, and all future generations at this Summit. The Summit is structured to produce Tribally-driven policy recommendations, including systemic changes. Each day will open with a plenary session with Congressional representatives, federal leadership, Tribal leaders, community members, and policy experts. Breakouts will be organized around four tracks: prevention; care & support services; data; and, law and justice. The first day will focus on Tribal opioid/fentanyl issues, challenges and problems; the second day on Tribal best practices, social determinants of health, and law enforcement jurisdiction; and the third day will focus on Tribal policy recommendations.
Area caucuses, youth breakouts, and support for elders, healers and knowledge keepers will be available throughout the Summit. A memorable Northwest Cultural Night is planned for all participants. Notetakers and scribes will move Tribally identified issues, solutions, and priorities through the tracks to create Tribal policy recommendations. The 2019 Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) National Strategic Agenda will also be updated with recommendations from the Summit.