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EWU Summer Tribal Planning Institute
The purpose of the Summer Institute in Tribal Planning is to offer coursework/workshops in tribal planning for tribal elected leaders; staff; local, state and federal officials; and anyone interested in American Indian tribal government and planning.
The three Institute classes run from 8:30-5:30 daily, and students can enroll for one, two or all three classes. All students taking classes for credit must complete additional assignments to be submitted electronically after class, and participate in an on-line presentation and discussion of class assignments for each class on August 16 or 17.
There are also two on-line classes starting June 25 and ending August 17 that involve extensive on-line lectures, assignments, and must be completed during the Summer Session.
The three Institute classes are held at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, WA. A number of hotels are within walking distance of campus and downtown Spokane for out of town participants.
These classes were developed in conjunction with tribal elected leaders and staff, and reflect key issues and concepts essential for effective tribal government and tribal planning. The principles of tribal sovereignty as the basis for tribal government and tribal powers to plan, the standard practices of tribal planning, and applied student research and case work in each class are presented. Students are encouraged to complete class research on their own tribe and use that research in practice with tribal governments. There are textbooks, workbooks and materials for each class.
The faculty for these classes have extensive experience with tribal government and tribal planning. Dr. Dick Winchell, FAICP, is a noted scholar and practitioner in tribal planning. Dr. Kelvin Frank, a member of the Cree band, has completed research on US and Canadian tribal planning and has twenty years of tribal planning experience. Margo Hill, JD, is a member of the Spokane Tribe with experience as a tribal attorney, tribal judge, tribal planner and development director. Richard Rolland has extensive experience with tribal planning, development and transportation in Alaska and the NW, and is Director of the NW TTAP. Additional speakers, including tribal leaders, and a tour of a local tribal government demonstrate current tribal planning practice.
INTRODUCTION TO TRIBAL PLANNING (PLAN-375,PLAN-523)
The purpose of this class is to present an overview of tribal planning programs. The class will describe tribal government history and legal foundations of sovereignty for tribal planning, processes of tribal management and planning including the comprehensive plan, management and budget structures, land use controls, and key aspects of standard planning tools and their application for appropriate tribal planning. Two models for tribal planning exist: one is where tribes use standard Anglo planning techniques as a technical function within their own government, while the second is the development of tribal (or village) specific planning as a unique and dynamic process which uses some of the same tools of non-Indian planning but expands from a base of tribal sovereignty to reframe tribal planning and government. The later model is the basis of tribal planning taught in this class.
CENSUS DATA FOR AMERICAN INDIAN PLANNING (PLAN-309, PLAN-531)
JULY 20-21, 2012
This weekend class provides an introduction to the tremendous data resources available through the US Census Bureau and related data bases on-line, which includes how to locate and access a wide range of population, social and economic data; basic models of demographic and economic analysis with applications exercises to be completed before, during and after class; and integration of spatial analysis of data using on-line mapping.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INDIAN PLANNING (PLAN-496, PLAN-530)
The purpose of this class is to provide a comprehensive overview and assessment of the current practice of planning on American Indian Reservations. Contemporary American Indian reservations continue to expand on successful applications of tribal planning as a mechanism to support and enhance tribal sovereign powers and effective tribal governance. Tribal planning incorporates the best practices and “state of the art” planning techniques from non-Indian planning, but incorporates the unique tribal history, culture, and sovereign powers of each specific tribe within plans. Special techniques, models, and frameworks for tribal planning are presented in class, along with assessments of contemporary planning practices of tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. Contemporary Tribal Planning is a course that seeks identify the most critical issues facing reservations today, and how tribal planning is being used or can be used to assess those issues within tribal governments. This course builds on PLAN-523 American Indian Planning, which establishes the “foundations” for knowledge and understanding of tribal planning, and brings that into the context of contemporary tribal planning practice on reservations.
JUNE 25-AUGUST 17, 2012
AMERICAN INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PLAN-496, PLAN-533) - class closed
The purpose of this class is to provide an understanding of tribal economic development for tribal governments, including economic data inventory, analysis, and discussions of how economic development is carried out by planners, economic development specialists, and tribal leaders. The class will review existing literature on tribal economic development, provide students with the skills and expertise to complete economic development analysis of tribal data and develop strategies and plans for economic development of American Indian reservations. The class will also discuss tribal processes of planning to promote tribal enterprises and individual business entrepreneurship. Students will learn the components of a business plan and how it is used for tribal economic development.
AMERICAN INDIAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING(PLAN496, PLAN-534) - class closed
This class will provide an introduction to tribal transportation planning and the importance of transportation for overall tribal development. The class will include background information on SAFETEA-LU including new opportunities for tribal participation in Transit Programs and Scenic Byways, the structure and operation of the Indian Reservation Roads Program (IRR), the Road Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS), developing Tribal Transportation Plans and Transportation Improvement Programs (TTIPS), and a brief review of IRR implementation options including direct service, PL93-638 contracting and compacting and new Programmatic Agreements with Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Registration and Enrollment.
If you are enrolling for the Executive Tribal Planning Graduate Certificate go to the EWU Executive Tribal Planning Certificate website or contact Dr. Dick Winchell at 509-828-1205 or email email@example.com.
If you are enrolling in the classes as a workshop (not for college credit), contact Michele Siedenburg at 509-359-6828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.