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Scottsdale, Arizona

July 23, 2024 8:00 am - 9:00 pm MST

2024 Native Power Building Summit

We’re thrilled to announce the 2024 Native Power Building Summit will be held in person on Tuesday, July 23rd, in Scottsdale, Arizona! Click here to register and for additional details, including information about location and accommodations.


This year’s Summit marks a significant milestone in our collective journey to protect our land, culture, and democracy. The Native Power Building Summit is more than a gathering; it is a space for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian leaders, organizers, artists, and allies to come together in community. It’s a time to celebrate our progress, honor our cultural traditions, and reaffirm our commitment to building power for generations to come.


We’re delighted to preview the stellar lineup for this year’s Native Power Building Summit!

  • Co-Emcees: Writer and filmmaker Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen | Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie) and Kansas State Legislator Christina Haswood (Diné).
  • Keynote Speaker: Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Ojibwe), the country’s highest-ranking Indigenous woman in an executive office and a co-founder of Advance Native Political Leadership.
  • Live Performances: Singer-songwriters Raye Zaragoza (Akimel O’otham descent) and Black Belt Eagle Scout (Swinomish and Iñupiaq).
  • Stargazing & Storytelling: Mr. Phillip Tuwaletstiwa (Hopi) and Dr. Kevin Hainline will close out our day together under the emerging night sky with a conversation on the interconnectedness of our existence to the universe and the ancients before us.

Stay tuned for exciting updates coming soon! We’ll be sharing a full agenda, as well as more details about additional speakers, performances, special guests, and more.

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As we convene in Arizona on July 23rd, we will come together to share stories and lessons learned, create new connections, and strategize for collective action. Together, we will amplify our voices, confront challenges head-on, and pave the way for a future that is defined and led by Indigenous peoples.


Who is the Native Power Building Summit for?

The Native Power Building Summit is designed for Indigenous, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian leaders, elected officials, organizers, academics, artists, and allies to learn, share, and prepare to take action to #BuildNativePower in 2024.

How do I register?
Is there a cost to attend?

The ticket cost for the Native Power Building Summit is $25. This does not include travel or lodging costs associated with your in-person attendance.

What about transportation and hotel accommodations?

Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in your registration. However, we have arranged a discounted hotel block at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. We recommend arriving July 22nd and departing July 24th. Use this link to access the discounted room block and make your hotel reservations.

What if I need financial help to attend?

We are committed to ensuring accessibility to the Native Power Building Summit by striving to minimize attendance costs. Recognizing that financial constraints may pose a hurdle for some, we are pleased to extend limited $750 scholarships to individuals showcasing substantial financial need and a strong alignment with this year’s theme: Land, Culture, Democracy: Fighting for Indigenous Futures.

Each scholarship will include the $25 ticket cost, two nights at the host hotel, and airfare. However, it’s important to note that the scholarship will not cover expenses related to ground transportation or meals beyond those offered during the conference. We ask that those who need assistance covering their costs to participate complete this scholarship application.

Where can I see the agenda?

We’ll be announcing the agenda soon, but in the meantime you can view a recording of the 2022 Summit to see previous sessions.

What is your health and wellness policy?
Advance Native Political Leadership believes that our cultures, traditions and ways of life should be preserved and have the capacity to thrive and that Indigenous bodies should be respected and protected. We aim to do our best to protect our community when we gather by providing options to reduce the risk of exposure and transmission of disease and illness through understanding and supporting vaccination and other recommended health precautions. We also recognize there is a shared risk in gathering and encourage participants to take whatever additional protections that feel comfortable to them.


To prioritize our collective wellness while we are together at the Native Power Building Summit, we respectfully ask for the following commitments from every participant:
  • We recommend that you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including the most recent COVID-19 booster (released June 2023). If you have not received the most recent booster, please take a PCR test 48 hours before we gather in place of the rapid response test.
  • If you do have the most recent booster, please take a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the convening. Advance will have COVID-19 rapid tests on site for your use.
  • We strongly suggest that you mask during travel and transportation to and from the gathering (flights, trains, taxi/rideshare, etc.).
  • If you develop symptoms (cough, fever, chills, etc.) or do not feel well at any point during the Summit, please isolate, test, and notify Advance staff immediately.
Will there be opportunities for sponsorships?

Yes! For sponsorship information, please reach out to

More questions?

If your question isn’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at