2022 SUMMIT

The Jay Treaty Border Alliance (JTBA) will held the 2022 JTBA Summit (“Summit”) on June 27-29, 2022 in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

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JUNE 27, 2022 - STRATEGY SESSION

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Best Western Waterfront Hotel

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Catered breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. –Strategy session

 

  • Host’s Welcome and Ceremonial Opening 

    • Brian Loucks and Myrna Kicknosway (Walpole Island First Nation)

    • Chief Charles Sampson (Walpole Island First Nation)

    • Chief Mary Duckworth (Caldwell First Nation)

 

  • Strategy Session Opening Remarks 

    • Chairwoman Jennifer Porter, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

    • Grand Chief Abram Benedict, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

  

  • Update on Canadian Advocacy Efforts

    • Update on JTBA Ottawa Summit (April 4-7, 2022)

    • Canadian adoption of UNDRIP and implementation (Bill C-15)

 

  • Development of Canadian Advocacy Strategy

    • Parliament of Canada (legislation)

    • Administration (Ministerial orders)

    • CBSA

    • Judicial (Colville Confederated Tribes decision)

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Catered Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Panel discussions

 

  • Pandemic Protocol Presentation

    • Kyla Stonefish, Director of Health (Walpole Island First Nation)

    • Health professionals from Indigenous Services Canada and other communities (TBA)

    • ArriveCan App exemption and other recommendations

 

  • Facilitated discussion with Members of Parliament

    • Ministers and Shadow Ministers

    • Local MPs

  • JTBA Guided Discussion​

    • JTBA organizational structure​

    • International business opportunities

    • Larry Sault, review of standing documents for international trade

JUNE 28, 2022 - CANADA

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Best Western Waterfront Hotel

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Catered Breakfast: Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – Drive and park at Staging Arena of Ambassador Bridge (Indian Road and Mill Street)

  • Directions can be found here.

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Ceremony Preparation at Staging Area 

  • Tent and light refreshments will be available

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at Staging Area 

  • Pipe ceremony

  • Water ceremony

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Walk from Staging Area to West Ramp of Ambassador Bridge

  • Vehicle transportation is available for those with mobility needs

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Ceremony at Staging Area

  • Colour guard

  • Drum

  • (Traffic stoppage 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

  • Joint reading of declaration

 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Boxed Lunc/Explore Windsor

 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Windsor's Community Museum (254 Pitt St W, N9A 5L5)

  • View 1790 McKee Treaty at Windsor’s Community Museum

 

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Panel Discussions

 

  • Historical Context Presentation

    • Dr. Dean Jacobs and Victor Lytwyn: St Anne Island Treaty

    • Bryan Loucks: Dish with One Spoon

  • Government of Canada Presentation

    • Data collection and sharing

    • Data protocols with other agencies and United States

    • Panel will include:

      • Scott Millar, CBSA Vice President, Strategic Policy Branch

      • Alyssa Herage, CBSA Executive Director, Travellers Branch

      • Loretta Landmesser, CBSA Director, Indigenous Affairs Secretariat

      • Other federal officials from Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; Global Affairs Canada, and Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada

 

  • Pandemic Protocol presentation

    • Kyla Stonefish, Director of Health (Walpole Island First Nation)

    • Health professionals from other communities (TBA)

    • ArriveCan App exemption and other recommendations

 

5:30 p.m. – Catered Dinner

JUNE 29, 2022 - UNITED STATES

Detriot, Michigan, United States

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Downtown 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Catered Breakfast

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Panel Discussions

  • Opening Remarks from Hosts 

    • Chairwoman Jennifer Porter, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

    • Chief Michael Connors, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

    • Grand Chief Abram Benedict, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

 

  • Advocating for the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act in the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress 

    • Kayla Gebeck Carroll, Holland & Knight

    • William Barquin, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

    • Robert Porter, Capitol Hill Policy Group

    • Naomie Droll, Capitol Hill Policy Group

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Panel Discussions

  • Department of Homeland Security 

    • General Updates from the Department of the Homeland Security

    • Crossing the United States – Canadian Border pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1359 / Tribal Liaison Program

    • Missing and Murdered Indigenous

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Confirmation of U.S. Advocacy Strategy 

  • Congress

  • Administration

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Wrap Up, Next Steps, and Closing 

 

 

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