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NOTICE AND AGENDA
 
INDIGENOUS COMMISSION RETREAT
SATURDAY

JULY 31, 2021
  STAFF CONFERENCE ROOM, CITY HALL
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
             8:30 A.M.
 
             
1.   Call to Order
 
2.   Roll Call
 
NOTE: The retreat will be in person.
 
Diana Cudeii, Ex-Officio
Dorothy Gishie, Ex-Officio
Meg Kabotie Adakai, E-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 minutes/person)
 
4.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
None to approve at this retreat.
 
5.   GENERAL BUSINESS
 
A.   Work Session on Mission and Vision Statements for Indigenous Commission
Ms. Brooke Holiday is the Program Manager at the Coconino County Health and Human Services, Page location. She will be the facilitator for this agenda item. Ms. Holiday will provide the presentation and process on the Mission and Vision statements. Staff liaison will assist as needed. The final version of the Mission and Vision Statements will be approved or tabled for final approval at August regular meeting. 
 
B.   Work session on Land Acknowledgement
The Indigenous Commission will be given some background on this topic as it relates to indigenous communities and to Flagstaff City Council.  Commissioners will be working together regarding Land Acknowledgement and to provide recommendation/s as an advisement commission. The final acknowledgement statement will be approved or can be approved at the August regular meeting.  Once approved, the Land Acknowledgement will be forwarded to City Manager and/or Flagstaff City Council to consider utilizing 
 
6.   DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
A.  
Update on Alternate Response Model
Staff liaison will provide background and update on the Alternate Response Model (ARM) to the Commission. The ARM RFP was sent to the Commissioners. Included in this update will be the mobile unit as part of ARM. The information on EPOCH (Extrajudicial Providers Offering Connected Healing) will be provided which will include acronym and definition regarding the mobile unit. Other topics to be discussed are considerations of colors and symbols to be utilized on the mobile unit. Commissioners also provided questions regarding the RFP, the questions and answers will be shared. Recommendations will be approved at the August regular meeting and forwarded to Alternative Response work group, unless the Commission determines the recommendations are ready for a vote.
 
B.   Updated Work Plan
Staff liaison will share updated work plan and start conversation on some priorities going forward. An explanation on how items of interest will come about and what staff time encompasses. The work plan is a comprehensive guide and evolving as needed. Staff will share what are now within the realm of immediate targets for the Commission and to understand the connections for the Commission's advisory capacities. (Example: ARM)
 
7.  
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS, STAFF, AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
 
A.  
Staff Informational Items
Announcements from staff liaison that items of interest and importance will be released from the City which will need critical input from Indigenous community members. Information will be disseminated through emails or other media outlets. Examples include:
A. Flagstaff Neutrality Plan
B. Flagstaff 10 Year Housing Plan
C. Flagstaff Regional Plan
D. Art Surveys, Outreach/Call for Artists
E. Request For Proposals (RFP)
 
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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