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NOTICE AND AGENDA
INDIGENOUS COMMISSION
THURSDAY

08/12/2021
  VIRTUAL TEAMS MEETING
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
             4:30 P.M.
 
             
1.   Call to Order
 
2.   Roll Call
 
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
 
Diana Cudeii, Ex-Officio
Dorothy Gishie, Ex-Officio
Meg Kabotie Adakai, Ex-Officio     
Cora M. Phillips, Co-Chair
Joe. W. Washington, Co-Chair
Courtney Scott
Fawn Toya
Kiara Weathersby
Shawna Whitehat
Jonathan Yellowhair
 
3.   Public Comment

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on any subject within their jurisdiction that is not scheduled before the Commission on that day. Due to Open Meeting Laws, the Commission cannot discuss or act on items presented during this portion of the agenda. To address the Commission on an item that is on the agenda, please wait for the Chair to call for Public Comment at the time the item is heard. (Five minute maximum per speaker)
 
4.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
A.   Approval of Minutes for June 10, 2021 Click this link to view Agenda Item
 
  Motion to approve minutes as is or approve with amendments.
 
B.   Approval of Minutes for July 30, 2021 Retreat Meeting Click this link to view Agenda Item
 
  Motion to approve minutes as is or approve with amendments.
 
5.   GENERAL BUSINESS (POSSIBLE VOTE)
 
A.   Land Acknowledgment

The following has been determined as the last version of the Land Acknowledge which the Commission has worked on at the July 31, 2021 Retreat.  The Commission will need to give direction on how to proceed from here. Consideration on having the acknowledgement ready for next steps to reach City Council and City Manager.  

The Flagstaff City Council humbly acknowledges the ancestral homelands of the Indigenous Nations which are occupied and known as Flagstaff since 1928. The city sits at the base of the Sacred Mountain where the originals stewards inhabited these areas. We honor them, their continued contributions, legacies, their traditions, and their past, current, and future generations who will forever call this place home.
 
B.   Mission and Vision Statements

Directions from Commission on how to proceed from here.  The following are the last versions and work on the statements. 
  • To positively influence the Flagstaff community through advocacy, education, and equitable policies based in indigeneity
  • The community of Flagstaff is knowledgeable and inclusive of Indigenous values and cultural beliefs and provides equitable leadership
  • To create a respectful environment for all that is purposeful and will empower to heal, strengthen relationships with cultural knowledge and understanding.
  • To empower _____________
  • To provide a voice for the Indigenous/Native American community of this land.... Which include all people, gone before yet to be born.
  • To build bridges of understanding through education, advocacy for indigenous values and culture to create a more empowering roadmap to develop a collective vision, defining challenges, problem solving, building partnerships, and unity to achieve a more just and equitable environment. (first version)
  • To build bridges of understanding through education, advocacy for Indigenous values and culture creating an empowering roadmap by developing a collective vision, defining challenges, problem solving, building partnerships and unity to achieve an equitable environment.
 
6.   DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
A.   Alternative Response Model

Commissioner Yellowhair and staff liaison Rose Toehe will lead the discussion on Commissioner Yellowhair's suggestion on the possibility of creating an advisory board to assist with the creation of this plan and possible further development of a detox center. A thorough discussion will help to see an overall picture as to what may be needed.
 
7.   INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS, STAFF, AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
 
8.   ADJOURNMENT
 
 
CERTIFICATE OF POSTING OF NOTICE

The undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the foregoing notice was duly posted at Flagstaff City Hall on                      , at                a.m./p.m. This notice has been posted on the City's website and can be downloaded at www.flagstaff.az.gov.

Dated this               day of                                       , 2021.



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Rose Toehe, Indigenous Coordinator                                           

    

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