TENWEST Impact Festival – 'Meeting the Need for Higher Education and Professional Development in Indian Country'

When: October 14, 2019 10:00am to 10:45am

The panelists will present a case study on how the Indigenous Governance Program (and a proposed School of Indigenous Governance and Development that is still in the planning phase) at the University of Arizona was created to address a growing need for education related to Indigenous governance best practices among tribal nations in the U.S. and Indigenous communities around the world. To date, the program has reached over 350 participants from over 30 Native nations on six continents.

Included in the presentation will be information and stories about how these programs have helped tribes to strengthen their governance, rebuild their nations, and demonstrate sovereignty in action.

Panelists include:

  • Tory Fodder – Manager, UA Indigenous Governance Program
  • Robert Williams Jr., J.D. – UA Regents Professor of Law
  • Joan Timeche – Executive Director, UA Native Nations Institute

About TENWEST Impact Festival:

TENWEST began in 2015 as Tucson's answer to South By Southwest, but has since developed into something much more uniquely Tucson. This October 15,000 local, regional, and national attendees will come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact.

Audience: All



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