2021 VIRTUAL

WASHINGTON, D.C.

FLY-IN

The Jay Treaty Border Alliance ("JBTA") will hold the 2021 Washington, D.C. Fly-in on Tuesday, November 2 – Wednesday, November 3 to provide an opportunity for leaders of tribal governments and First Nations communities located on or near the United States – Canada border to advocate for support for the Jay Treaty Border Crossing Parity Act and discuss strategies for advocating for a right of entry into Canada following the passage of bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

 

Dates: November 2-3, 2021

 

Location: Virtual

Travel: As the fly-in is not able to occur in-person, participants no longer need to plan to travel.

 

Agenda

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

9:30 a.m. ET: Preparation Meeting for Hill Meetings

Join this preparation meeting to get an overview of the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act and make sure your voice is heard during our meetings.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET: Hill Meetings to Advocate for the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act

Participate in meetings with House Judiciary Committee staff to advocate for the support and mark-up of the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act and members of the Senate for the introduction of a companion bill.

 

Confirmed Meetings:

10:00 a.m. - Maria Calixtro, Native American Legislative Assistant for Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16)

10:30 a.m. - Tracee Sutton, Legislative Director, and Blaine Boyd, Immigration Legislative Assistant for Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ-09)

11:00 a.m. - Sean Murphy, Legislative Assistant for Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN-07)

11:00 a.m. - Brian Allen, Counsel for Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01)

11:00 a.m. - Meeting with House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples

11:30 a.m. - Courtney Broderick, Legislative Director for Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29)

12:00 p.m. - Hannah Fraher, Immigration Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA-04)

12:30 p.m. - Elizabeth Barrie, Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-CA-46)

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET: JTBA Subcommittee on Trade and Commerce

The JTBA Subcommittee on Trade and Commerce will meet to identify top priorities and nominate members to serve as initial Subcommittee co-Chairs.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET: JTBA Subcommittee on Natural Resources

The JTBA Subcommittee on Natural Resources will meet to identify top priorities and nominate members to serve as initial Subcommittee co-Chairs.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021

9:30 a.m. ET: Preparation Meeting for Hill Meetings

Join this preparation meeting to get an overview of the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act and make sure your voice is heard during our meetings.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET: Hill Meetings to Advocate for the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act

Participate in meetings with House Judiciary Committee staff to advocate for the support and mark-up of the Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act and members of the Senate for the introduction of a companion bill.

 

Confirmed Meetings:

10:00 a.m. - Henry Allen, Legislative Assistant for Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI-7)

11:00 a.m. - Jennifer Haynes, Legislative Director for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-50)

12:30 p.m. - Angelica Duque, Native American Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17)

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET: JTBA Subcommittee on Cultural Sensitivity Training

The JTBA Subcommittee on Cultural Sensitivity Training will meet to identify top priorities and nominate members to serve as initial Subcommittee co-Chairs.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET: JTBA Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Coordination

The JTBA Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Coordination will meet to identify top priorities and nominate members to serve as initial Subcommittee co-Chairs.