–THE NATIVE NATIONS INSTITUTE PRESENTS–
An executive education seminar to address many of the pressing questions related to Indigenous constitution making & remaking
–FEATURING TRIBAL LEADERS, SCHOLARS & GOVERNANCE EXPERTS INCLUDING–
TOM CAIN (RED LAKE NATION)
Coordinator, Red Lake Constitutional Reform Initiative & Former Executive Administrator, Red Lake Nation
PHIL BRODEEN (BOIS FORTE BAND OF CHIPPEWA)
President, National Native American Bar Association
LISA JOHNSON-BILLY (CHICKASAW)
Chickasaw Tribal Legislator. Former member, Oklahoma House of Representatives
ROBERT YAZZIE (NAVAJO)
Chief Justice Emeritus, Navajo Nation
DARLENE TRACH (KTUNAXA)
Self-Governance Readiness Coordinator, Ktunaxa Nation Council
LYDIA LOCKLEAR (CATAWBA NATION)
Deputy Tribal Attorney, Catawba Nation
KEITH DOXTATOR (ONEIDA)
Director of Trust Enrollment Department, Oneida Nation
Executive Director, Niijii Radio. Team Member, Zaagibagaang
DANIELLE HIRALDO (LUMBEE)
Director, American Indian Center, University of North Carolina
Research Director, Native Nations Institute & Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Constitutional making and remaking... these topics are critical to Native nation (re)building and “strengthening Indigenous governance,” the mission of the Native Nation Institute at the University of Arizona. The 2-day event will feature tribal leaders, scholars, and practitioners from across the U.S. – all in effort to provide participants with a diversity of perspectives and experiences on the best practices for strengthening tribal constitutions. The event will provide space for conversation with tribal leaders and experts on the importance of governmental foundations, and their impacts on Native nations.
The seminar is designed to equip leaders, and other decision makers with the knowledge and tools necessary for assessing their systems of governance. Participants will then explore analytical frameworks for evaluating community needs, strategies for strengthening governmental foundations, and follow up steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of tribal constitutional refinement efforts. Throughout the two-day event, Native leaders and other governance experts will share their knowledge and experience, while allowing participants ample opportunity to ask questions, collaborate with colleagues from other Native nations, and enjoy catered meals from the desert southwest.
Wild Horse Pass is owned and operated by the Gila River Indian Community and is located on their traditional homelands in the Sonoran desert. The expansive resort is minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and is home to the world-class Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Spa and Conference Center, Whirlwind Golf Club, Simon Premium Outlet Malls, the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Radford Racing School, Koli Equestrian Center and Rawhide Western Town events venue.
Reservations can be made by phone or online.