The convention is held every year to discuss issues and vote on policy matters affecting American Indians. There were many meetings and panels at the convention and attendees traveled from every part of the country to attend.
A-dae was featured as a speaker on a panel titled "The Future of Native Foods: Sovereignty, Safety, and Sustainability." The panel focused on food sovereignty and sustainability, including discussions about food system control, preparing for the Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, and the implications of the status of the Farm Bill for American Indians. A-dae spoke specifically about the economics of food in Tribal communities.
Ruth and A-dae are also taking Dean Stacy Leeds' American Indian Law class this semester and will continue to be involved in the American Indian community.