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From September 17th-19th 2020, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) hosted a three-day workshop focused on governance under state recognition co-led by Danielle Hiraldo and Hannah Goins. The series of presentations was designed to engage students, tribal leaders, and academics interested in understanding more about the challenges and opportunities that state-recognized tribes face when governing.
Why engage state-recognized tribes?
A workshop focused solely on governance under state recognition has never before been convened. To date, little research exists on the governance challenges and opportunities that state-recognized tribes face (Hiraldo 2018, 2020). Engaging tribal leaders, scholars, and students alike begins to address research gaps and start conversations around questions such as:
Using community-driven methods, the workshop hosts coordinated presentations around three themes: governance under state recognition, community and economic development, and federal recognition.