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Growing Economies in Indian Country: A National Summit

 

Agenda & Materials

May 1, 2012

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Joseph Firschein, Deputy Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
 

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Narayana Kocherlakota, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Introduced by Joseph Firschein, Deputy Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

9:45 a.m.

Framing the Issues

Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, University of Arizona; Research Director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

9:55 a.m.

An Overview of Economic Development Challenges in Indian Country

Moderator: Craig Nolte, Regional Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Discussants: 
Chris James, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Native American Affairs, Small Business Administration

Michelle Sauve, Senior Project Consultant, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services

Sue Woodrow, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena Branch

 

10:55 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m.

Opportunities for Strengthening Tribal Enterprise Development

Moderator: Michelle Sauve, Senior Project Consultant, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services

Discussants:  
John Mooers, President, Bluestone Strategy Group

Lance Morgan, President & CEO, Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Madonna Yawakie, President, Ticom Inc

 

12:20 p.m.

Luncheon and Remarks

Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians

Introduced by David Scherler, Portfolio Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury

1:30 p.m.

Opportunities for Strengthening Native Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Access to Capital

Moderator: Chris James, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Native American Affairs, Small Business Administration

Discussants: 
Jeff Bowman, President, First American Capital Corporation

Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund

Mike Lettig, National Executive, KeyBank

Martin Olsson, President, Eagle Bank

 

2:40 p.m.

Break

2:55 p.m.

Opportunities for Strengthening Governance and Legal Structures

Moderator: Sue Woodrow, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena Branch

Discussants: 
Clara Pratte, Director, Navajo Nation

Shawn Real Bird, Economic Development Director, Crow Nation

Courtney Two Lance, Director, Credit and Finance Program, Oglala Sioux Tribe

 

4:05 p.m.

Break

4:20 p.m.

Next Steps Panel Discussion: The Road Ahead

Moderator: Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, University of Arizona; Research Director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Discussants: 
Dante Desiderio, Executive Director, Native American Finance Officers Association

Lisa Kohn, Policy Advisor, Domestic Policy Council, White House

 

5:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Anna Alvarez Boyd, Senior Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

5:15 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

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