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Call for Speakers & Case Studies

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cori Garcia
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The Tribal Symposium Subcommittee is putting out a Call for Speakers/Case Studies. They are looking for practitioners who can cite case studies in which they have forged successful partnerships to complete a tribal or municipal/county project with surrounding communities that benefited both communities. They need both Native and non-Native representatives. The specific topic areas are:

1.       Why Should We Partner?

a.       A case study that gives an overview of tribes in the market and demonstrates the mutual benefits of economic development

2.       What Economic Development Means to Native People

a.       A case study from a Tribal Community where Economic Development has improved their way of life

3.       What Opportunities on Tribal Lands Mean for Surrounding Communities?

a.       A case study from a city, county or EDO where they have benefited from a tribal-nontribal partnership

4.       What Tribal Locations Offer Business

a.       A case study from a business that has located in a tribal community

5.       What Makes Tribal Economic Development Different?

a.       Understanding the tribal process

b.      Understanding BIA involvement and the tribal lease process

6.       How to Build Effective Partnerships

a.       Understanding culture, history & tribal practices from a Native Perspective

b.      A case study from a developer or practitioner who had to learn about Native practices in order to develop a project on tribal land

7.       Together What Success Looks Like

a.       A keynote speaker that can demonstrate how working together created a positive result for both communities

Deadline to submit is Monday, February 13th.  Please send suggestions directly to

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