3rd Annual Tribal Resources Forum Held in Phoenix

Posted: Thursday, February 14th 2013 at 3:22 PM

On February 6, 2013, the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) headed down to NAU’s north Phoenix location to participate in the 3rd annual Tribal Resources Forum.

The forum opened with a welcome address given by Dean Craig Van Slyke in which he talked about a financial literacy education program being developed by CAIED, Enactus, and the Native American Business Organization as well as CAIED’s goals.

More than 20 presenters, from federal and state government agencies to non-profit organizations, gathered at the forum to share the purpose of their programs. Each group was given 7-10 minutes to present and then they went on to meet one-on-one with tribal representatives.

“CAIED met with San Carlos Apache Tribe and we discussed nine different projects,” said Levi Esquerra, program director for CAIED. “After San Carlos Apache, we met with Kaibab-Paiute followed by Pascua Yaqui and Yavapai-Apache Nation.”

Two forums are offered each year with this first one concentrating on community development and the second on economic development. They provide tribes with valuable resources and more efficient services.

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