Building Strong Sovereign Nations: Anishinaabek Leadership for Seven Generations

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Location: Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Contact: Emily Proctor,, 231-439-8927

The Building Strong Sovereign Nations (BSSN) program supports tribal efforts to build strong communities, organizations and governments. The idea of a BSSN program was originally developed by Michigan Tribal leaders who wanted to collaborate with MSU Extension to create a capacity building training curriculum based on the needs identified by tribal stakeholders for current and future generations. 

BSSN participants will engage in discussion relating to the ethics, roles and responsibilities of tribal council, fiscal management in Indian Country, best practices for conducting effective meetings, and gain a historical overview of tribes in Michigan and their interaction with state and federal governments. This program offers workshops based on various aspects of tribal governance but also provides an opportunity for tribal leadership to ask questions and learn how other tribal governments address the issues and concern of their communities. Through this training, tribal leaders are empowered to share their successes and challenges with each other so they are better equipped to make positives changes in their communities.

The cost of the program is $50 and includes printed handouts and supporting materials.

Visit the Building Strong Sovereign Nations: Anishinaabek Leadership for Seven Generations registration page for more information.

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