Vibrant Tribal Economies Webinar Series
The COVID pandemic has reinforced for communities worldwide the importance of resilience and self-reliance. For tribal communities, these goals have been obvious for millennia–but increasingly beyond reach. Over the past four hundred years, tribal communities in North America have systematically had their economies undermined through expropriation, uprooting, resettlement, and colonization. The result is the worst levels of poverty, ill health, illiteracy, and other social challenges in the country. To restore prosperity, tribal communities must diversify, strengthen, and expand their own businesses. Over the past three years, the Northwest Area Foundation has been promoting their ideas in eight tribal communities. This series is designed to share the building blocks of “Vibrant Tribal Economies” to a larger audience.
|Visioning with Dr. Robert Miller||Recording link|
|Indicators with Sweetgrass Consulting||Recording link|
|Asset Assessment with Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation||Recording link|
|Leak Plugging with Barbara Stiffarm, Executive Director of Opportunity Link||Recording link|
|Local Purchasing with Sister Sky and Shana Barehand||Recording link|
|Promoting Entrepreneurship with Nixyaawii Community Financial Services and Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce||Recording link|
|Business Incubators with Chris Watson, Executive Director of Warm Springs Community Action Team||Recording coming soon!|
|Community Capital with Northwest Native Lending Network and Northern Cheyenne Tribe||Recording coming soon!|
|Tribal Policies (featured guests TBA)||Recording coming soon!|
2022 ATNI-EDC Economic Summit
25 Years of Resilience: Reset-Restart-Renew
Thank you to our sponsors and participants at this year’s Northwest Native Economic Summit, presented in partnership with Nixyaawii Community Financial Services! This event took place at Wildhorse Casino & Resort and included the first Northwest Native Fashion Show featuring native designers, models, DJ and production team.
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (parent organization to ATNI-EDC) hosts a convention three times a year, generally in or around January (Winter Convention), May (Midyear Convention), and in September (Annual Convention). You can find updated information at atnitribes.org. ATNI-EDC supports the ATNI Economic Development Committee. You may submit presentation inquiries for the ATNI Economic Development Committee to email@example.com.