30th Annual Indian Child and Family Conference

30th Annual Indian Child and Family Conference
December 4-5, 2014

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino Hotel
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona

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Registration Packet

Call for Presentations

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is pleased to announce its 30th Annual Indian Child & Family Conference to be held December 4-5, 2014 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s conference will focus on current and relevant issues related to tribal social services, family services and behavioral/mental health spanning children, youth, adults and elders. The goal of the conference is to assist tribal family/social service programs to build and strengthen the tribal service delivery systems that address the needs of our American Indian children and families.

WIC: Strengthening Families for 40 Years


We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC! WIC is one of our country’s most important public health programs, and it has enriched the lives of millions of families over the years. WIC improves birth outcomes, reduces infant mortality, and prepares kids for learning.

We are excited to join with the National WIC Association in this celebration by sharing the video and print materials they created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC. They have developed short animated videos and print pieces to help illustrate what WIC does and how it helps strengthen families. Go to WICturns40.org to view these amazing materials.

ITCA WIC 40th Anniversary Proclamation


Senior Services Procedures and Manuals

Summer Health Tips

DAAS Scope of Work – Tentative

ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR EXAMINATION, October 1, 2014 through December 19, 2014

Application and Exam Timeframe
October 1, 2014 through December 19, 2014

In an effort to provide improved pathways for Tribal water and wastewater personnel to achieve professional certification, ITCA is offering another Enrollment Period for Examination in the 2014 calendar year.  The Enrollment Period for Examination is a window of time in which Tribal water and wastewater utility personnel may apply and test for professional certifications through ITCA, independent of attending ITCA training courses.
Available only through Computer-Based Testing.

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

ITCA Application Packet: Click Here

ITCA TUMC-1 Application Booklet: Click Here

AMP Testing Center Locations

NAWMA New Mexico Chapter Meeting, October 28, 2014, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

New Mexico Chapter Meeting

October 28, 2014
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Hosted by the Pueblo of Santa Ana
AMERIND Training Center
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

The Tribal Water Systems Program of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is pleased to announce continued meetings of the New Mexico Chapter of the Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA).  The Native American Water Masters Association meetings serve as a forum for Tribal water operators to share and discus matters concerning their Tribal drinking water systems and for learning more about compliance with federal safe drinking water regulations.  NAWMA meetings also serve as a gateway to customized technical assistance.

The New Mexico Chapter of NAWMA was initiated in 2013, specifically for personnel of Tribally-owned and operated public water systems located in New Mexico.  Meetings of the New Mexico Chapter of NAWMA are held courtesy of funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and collaborative partnerships with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), and others.  Through this collaborative project, the New Mexico Chapter of NAWMA (“NAWMA-NM Chapter”) will meet three times over the next 15 months.

ITCA 2014 Tribal Operator of the Year Award

Dear Tribal Operators

Congratulations to SELWYN SEKAQUAPTEWA for being selected as the ITCA 2014 Tribal Operator of the Year!

The need for safe and reliable drinking water and effective wastewater management is critical to the health, safety, welfare, economic viability, and self-determination goals of Tribal communities throughout Indian Country. Water and sanitation services are provided to our communities by certified tribal operators.

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Tribal Water Systems Program is honored to work with hundreds of system operators across Indian Country every year that directly protect the health of their communities. We believe that the daily work performed by these public health professionals, who are often on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is admirable. Our team believes that exceptional operators, who go above and beyond their responsibilities in making outstanding contributions to their communities, should receive recognition for their dedication.

The Advisory Committee of the ITCA Program completed the review of nominees and selected Selwyn Sekaquaptewa, who serves as Water Commissioner for the Kykotsmovi Village of the Hopi Tribe, as the second annual ITCA 2014 Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator of the Year. We recognize and publicly thank the following 2014 nominees for the care, service, and dedication they have shown to their communities.

ITCA 2014 Award PlaqueITCA 2014 Tribal Water/Wastewater System Operator of the Year nominees were:

Bret Sellars with Pueblo of Sandia,

Elmer Yazzie with Ramah Navajo Chapter, RNUA,

Jason Burbank with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority,

Meghann Olson & Bob Bradley (Joint nomination) with Pipe Springs National Monument and Kaibab Paiute Tribe respectively,

Rick Miller with Quechan Casino Resort, and

Selwyn Sekaquaptewa with Kykotsmovi Village

Fresh Bananas coming to WIC for infants!

The new food rule released in May 2014 by USDA allows WIC to provide bananas to infants as a substitute for a portion of the allowed baby foods. ITCA will begin issuing checks with bananas on October 1, 2014.

Fresh bananas are being added to address the changing developmental needs over time.  Fresh bananas allow parents to provide the appropriate texture for the baby depending on the age and needs of the baby.

Click here for more information.

EBT Planning Request for Proposals

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations that are interested in performing planning for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) for the ITCA, New Hampshire and Kansas WIC Programs (MSC).

Below are links to the RFP and related documents for more detailed information.

ITCA (MSC) EBT Planning Request for Proposals

ITCA (MSC) EBT Planning Request for Proposals Amendment #1

EBT Planning RFP Responses to Bidder Questions

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training Announcement

Tribal Pesticide Inspector Training Agenda

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center (ITCA TEC) invites you to attend the Tribal Leaders’ Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health meeting, which will be held on June 3, 2014.

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Please note time change)
Heard Museum – Monte Vista Room
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix AZ, 85004

The Tribal Leaders Symposium includes an Arizona-focused Tribal Public Health Accreditation Roundtable for Tribal and State leaders to discuss Public Health Authority and Accreditation.

A memorandum, tentative agenda, registration form, and hotel list are available below.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Serena Denetsosie, Epidemiologist, by email at serena.denetsosie@itcaonline.com or by phone at 602-258-4822 with any questions or concerns.

Memo & Tentative Agenda
Registration Form
Hotel List

Introduction to Injury Prevention

Introduction to Injury Prevention

This 3-½ day course introduces participants to injuries as a public health problem. It addresses the principles of effective injury prevention through a combination of presentations, case histories, and group exercises.

NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level One (TUMC-1)

For Tribal Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

The purpose of the Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level 1 (TUMC-1) is to create a standardized pathway for Tribal water professionals to advance into and ascend through the field of water and wastewater utility management.  The TUMC-1 is designed specifically for experienced Tribal water/wastewater utility professionals that are newly entering into utility program management.  The TUMC-1 professional certification is a voluntary mechanism that can be used to strengthen one’s career as well as the credibility and integrity of Tribal water utility programs

Testing for TUMC-1 is available during the current Open Enrollment Exam Period #2, May 20, 2014 through August 22, 2014.

For the Open Enrollment event page: Click Here

TWS 2014 Training and Exam Calendar

ITCA is excited for the 2014 Training year.

The 2014 Training and Exam Calendar of the ITCA Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program is now available!  Hardcopies are being mailed to our Tribal contacts.

Please contact the Tribal Water Systems Program at (602) 258-4822 if you have any questions or if you would like us to mail you a calendar.

2014 Training and Exam CalendarClick on image to download

Module I: UST Installation and Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal – March 11-13, 2014 – Temecula, CA

Module I: UST Installation and
Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal
March 11-13, 2014
Pechanga Casino & Resort
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, California

Announcement: Click Here

Agenda: Click Here



Before attending ITCA Modules I and III UST Training, it is important that attendees either download or print the following three (3) presentation note pages and bring to class:

Binders will be provided by ITCA for attendees



Download the following electronic copies and store the items on work computers/thumb drives for class and future reference:

Federal Rule (40 CFR Part 280): http://www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/cfr.htm

USEPA Publications: http://www.epa.gov/oust/pubs/index.htm
• Closing Underground Storage Tanks – Brief Facts
• Automatic Tank Gauging Systems for Release Detection – Reference Manual for UST
• Operating and Maintaining UST Systems
• UST Systems: Inspecting and Maintaining Sumps and Spill Buckets
• Overfill Prevention: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank
• Financial Responsibility: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage
• Spill Buckets: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank



Legacy of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Legacy of ITCA

Legacy of ITCA Project
The ‘Legacy of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona’ Project (hereinafter referred to as “Project”) is analyzing the role of ITCA in the development of national Indian policy from the critical era following World War II to the present.  The Project is exploring the role of Tribes in Arizona and ITCA in the development of federal self-determination policy and practices focusing on the perspectives of tribal leaders who founded and led the Association. The Project is also documenting the evolution of ITCA, including interviews with executive staff, identifying the goals and activities from its earliest years, as well as the strategies and tactics used by ITCA’s leadership in accomplishing collective goals over time.

Read More: Click Here

Analysis of Crashes Occurring on Tribal Lands in Arizona

Analysis of Crashes Occurring on Tribal Lands in Arizona

Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Plan

TEC Links and Resources

TWS Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) Tribal Water System Program is dedicated to providing technical assistance to tribes in order to develop technical, managerial, and financial capacity (TMF), as well as water & wastewater utility sustainability through education, access to resources, training, and technical assistance. The program partners with federal agencies and other organizations to ensure these services are available to Tribal Water Utility operators and managers.

Want to Learn more? CLICK HERE

ITCA Executive Board

Regional Water Meetings and Events

Information coming soon!

2014 ICIN Meetings

For more information, please contact Patrick McMullen (602) 258-4822.

Tribal Training Officer

ICS Train-the-Trainer Course Prerequisites

 Prerequisite Course List:

☐  IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100.     
☐  IS-200.b, Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200.                 
☐  ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS).                               
☐  ICS-400, Advanced Incident Command System (ICS).                                   
☐  IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction.   
☐  IS-800.b, National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction.                  
☐  Demonstrate a working knowledge of ICS through experience and/or training. 
 Letter of Experience and/or Training:

☐  Previously attended classes in adult education.  Formal instructor training such as college courses, National Wildlife Coordinating Groups Facilitative Instructor M410 course, Emergency Management Institute’s Master Trainer Program, National Fire Academy’s Instructional Methodology class, or DHS Office of Grants and Training’s Instructor Training Certification course, or equivalent (Fire Instructor II/III, EMS PI, EMA Instructional/Presentation Skills, FEMA Master Trainer, ILEA instructor, etc.)

 Letter of IC, Command, General Staff positions:

☐  Participants must have worked as IC, command or general staff positions on incidents that went longer than one operational period or involved a written action plan and involved multiagency coordination.
Additional information on the Tribal Training Officer ICS Train-the-Trainer Course to be posted in the near future.  The Tribal Training Officer Prerequisites are based on the FEMA/NIMS Instructor Training Prerequisites, dated February 2008.