Join the NORTHWEST TRIBAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TTAP) and the EWU Tribal Planning Programs at the Riverpoint Campus near downtown Spokane for an exceptional learning opportunity. We will offer an intensive tribal planning seminar, 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, including a one-day tour and field research project scheduled on the Spokane Indian reservation.
Lodging is available adjoining the EWU Riverpoint Campus downtown. The class can be taken as a workshop or as a college undergraduate or graduate class for credit.
- Introduction to American Indian Tribal Planning - June 22 - 25, 2015 and August 14, 2015
(August 14th will be offered as both a classroom and a webinar)
The purpose of this seminar is to present an introduction, overview, and the basics of tribal planning. The seminar will describe the history and legal foundations of tribal governments and tribal planning, processes of tribal management and planning including strategic planning, the comprehensive plan, management and budget structures, land use controls, and key aspects of standard planning tools and their application for appropriate tribal planning.
Two models for tribal planning exist: one is where tribes use the prevailing planning techniques as a technical function within their own government, while the second is the development of tribal (or village) specific planning as a unique and dynamic process which uses some of the tools of non-Indian planning but expands those to reframe tribal planning and government. The second model is the basis of tribal planning in this class.
- Heading East/West on I-90
- Merge onto S Division St / US-2 E via EXIT 281 toward Newport / Colville
- Turn right onto E Spokane Falls Blvd
- Turn left onto N Riverpoint Blvd
- 668 N Riverpoint Blvd is on the right