An upcoming two-day summit aims to strengthen relationships between tribes, tribal colleges and state higher education institutions throughout the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Land Grant Institutions Tribal Resources Summit, Oct. 28-29 at the College of Menominee Nation Keshena Campus, will identify how to best utilize the strengths of 1862 and 1994 Land Grant institutions to their and the tribes’ benefit. Other goals of the summit are to increase 1862 Land Grant Institutions understanding of tribal history, regulations and policies related to water resource issues, and to strengthen opportunities for student transfers between Tribal Colleges and 1862 Land Grant Institutions. The focus of the summit will be to discuss priority regional tribal water resource issues, to identify an appropriate process for further investigating priority regional issues, and to continue development of relationships between 1862 and 1994 Land Grant institutions. The target audience includes: Tribal Colleges and 1862 Land grant institutions, EPA Tribal Water Program, the National Institute Food and Agriculture, Tribal Water Resources programs and Environmental Department staff, Tribal Natural Resource organizations and Tribal Historic Preservation officers.
Sponsors include the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institution, University of Wisconsin-Extension, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Salish Kootenai College, Montana State University-Extension, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Great Lakes Regional Water Program, and North Central Region Center for Rural Development.