Leech Lake Opioid Response Summit to be held December 12-14, 2019

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CASS LAKE- Leech Lake’s Second Annual Opioid Response Summit will be held next week beginning on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Northern Lights Casino Event Center in Walker, MN. The three day summit will run from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM each day Thursday through Saturday.

Members of the LLBO community, substance use disorder experts, health providers, affected individuals and families are invited to participate in the summit as part of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s ongoing response to the opioid crisis.

The summit will feature several keynote speakers each day as well as afternoon break out sessions, an elder panel and a youth panel. Building upon last year’s summit and the feedback that was gathered, the planning committee has added an extra day onto the agenda which will focus on topics and presentations relevant to youth. The youth focused day will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

For more information, please contact Darla Johnson 218-398-1695 or Emma Brown 218-209-6581.

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Summit Agenda
Thursday, December 12, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration / Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Prayer – TBA
Drum Song – Nut Hill
Opening Remarks and Welcoming – Chairman Faron Jackson Sr.
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker – LLTPD : Human-Sex Trafficking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch/ Sober Squad Presentation
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote – D.J. Vanas “Inspiring the Warrior Spirit”
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Keynote – Brad Harrington “Dealing with Grief Using Our Traditional Ways”
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions :
-Behavioral Health
-Shawnee (Prevention & Intervention)
-RAAN (Narcan Info & Training)
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Ceremony
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner with Entertainment by Corey Medina

Friday, December 13, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast/ Sign In / Registration
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Prayer -TBA
Drum Song – Nut Hill
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Elders Panel Discussion
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Elders Panel Discussion Continued
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM In Plain Sight (What and where things were hidden)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch/ Youth Skit/ Video Screening : “Zhaagoojitoon”
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote – Jeannie Claire “What Parents of Children with Intensive Emotional Behavioral Challenges Want You to Know”
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Keynote – Randy Anderson, National Advocate for Recovery Reform
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions :
-Behavioral Health
-Shawnee & Shaunna (Prevention & Intervention)
-RAAN (Narcan Info & Training)
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Ceremony

Saturday, December 14, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast/ Sign In / Registration
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Prayer – Michael Smith Jr.
Drum Song – Remer School Drum Group
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote – Doug Sinclair and Ron Kelly, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote – James Junes “Humor & Healing”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch/ Presentation by Curt Jackson
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote – Jerry Moe “Children and Family Hurt by Addiction”
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Youth Panel
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions :
-Behavioral Health
-Shawnee & Shaunna (Prevention & Intervention)
-Levi Brown
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Ceremony

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