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Join us for the
16th American Indian Disability Summit


Our mission is to provide interaction, networking, education and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities.

15th Annual American Indian Disability Summit Gathering

Listing of Donors for the 15th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

Singing of the National Anthem by Miss Indian Arizona Niagra Rockbridge with Kimberly Yellow Robe

Honor Guard Ira Hayes Post 84 Gila River Indian Community

Blessing by Dr. John Molina Phoenix Indian Medical Center


Debra Krol (Xolon Salinan)

2019 Keynote Speaker

“Indigenous Storyteller and Award Winning Journalist Debra Krol (Xolon Salinan) is the 2019 Summit Keynote Speaker presenting “Reporting on Indian Country-How Practitioners Can Help Indigenous Journalists Tell Their Stories”.  Krol’s forceful and deeply reported stories about peoples, places and issues have won her numerous awards for outstanding journalism. Ms. Krol has provided an article regarding trauma and impact on tribal children in foster care.  She previously was a Project Specialist with the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs and has worked with tribal communities for 30+ years.  She is a contributor to Indian Country Today and several other American Indian tribal media outlets.”



"I have attended the American Indian Disability Summit for four years. This event has helped me gather medical references that I use to this day. I have attended a workshop for Nutritionist presentation and they accept my medical insurance so I have build a great long lasting relationship with them as a patient. I enjoy the lunch and networking with different booths. I got in touch with Hanger that helps with my diabetic shoes and they accept my medical insurance. This event has allowed me to make new friends and meet up with friends that I haven't seen in while. I enjoy the raffles and support this event provides. It allows me learn tips, tools, and strategies to get through the hard times and is full of laughs and fun people. Thank you.

~ Jessica Antonio



Lucy Ruby
Office of Tribal Relations – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Darrel Christenson

Iris George
AZ@Work Career Advisor, South Job Center – Travis Williams Family Services Center

Holly Longie

Rosalie Perry

Archie Mariano
Office of Professional Development – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Daren Sweet
Division of Child Support Services – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Catherine Puerta
Dept. of Economic Security

Martino Williams

Shawn Hyde
Tribal Liaison, Division of Employment & Rehabilitation Services (DERS), AZ Dept. of Economic Security (DES)

Benita Joe
Hanger Clinic

Dorothy Goeman
Travis L Williams Family Services Center

Jon Meyers,
The Arc of Arizona

Melanie Murray
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scott Geiger
AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Kimberly Yellow Robe
Social Security Administration, Southwest Area

Betty John Division of Developmental Disabilities – Arizona Department of Economic Security

Eulonda Martinez
Gila River Indian Community-Employment & Training Dept.

Katharine Levandowsky,
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs – Arizona Department of Health Services

Melissa Kushner
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Betty Schoen
Rehabilitation Services Administration, AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Eva Proa

Michelle Homer
Indian Health Services

Susan Nayatewa
DHHS Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Central Intake Center