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Webinar - Tribal Planning Basics - Directed Self Pace

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Date and Time

August 4, 2015 at 10 AM PDT




NW TTAP & EWU Urban and Regional Planning Programs

Event Details

The practice of American Indian tribal planning is based on three foundations: 1) the principle of tribal sovereignty including inherent sovereignty, understood through a combination of the evolution of tribal legislation and tribal court cases that create the power to plan; 2) the application of comprehensive planning processes to the unique setting of individual tribal specific governments; and 3) the evolution and implementation of tribal planning by tribal governments in recent times-the practice of tribal planning. These three areas will be the subject of our second EWU class, Tribal Planning Basics, through four 1.5 hour webinars. These will focus on tribal sovereignty as the basis for tribal planning; tribal court cases as the basis for the practice of tribal planning; the tribal comprehensive plan as the central component of tribal planning; and finally, the current practice of tribal planning by tribal governments through recognition of best
The lecture series is divided into 4 online recorded webinars:

    • Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Planning and Federal Indian Law (two parts)
      • The Laws and Legal eras of Federal Indian Policy
      • Tribal Planning reflecting Court Cases and Federal Indian Law
    • Comprehensive Planning Process and the Tribal Comprehensive Plan *
    • The Practice of Tribal Planning on American Indian Reservations today *
    *Tribal case studies of plans, planning implementation and practice will be showcased.

Theses lectures are designed for tribal planners and directors as well as MPO's, TTPO's and state, city, or county planners who work with tribes in their regions.

The lectures provide the basics of federal Indian policy and law and the framework created for tribal government planning. A study guide and suggested reading materials and web sites will be made available for participants. Each lecture will be recorded live and made available after the webinar.

Margo Hill, JD, MURP, a Spokane Tribal member and attorney will present on tribal sovereignty, tribal law, sources of federal Indian law and federal Indian policy basics.

Lecture 1: The Nine Sources of Federal Indian Law and Policy. Margo Hill, JD. - August 5

More information:

Contact: Michele Siedenburg 509-828-1411 or

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