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MNIBA Cooperative Event

May 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

“Strengthening Indigenous Values & Tribal Economies: Exploring the Benefits of Cooperatives In Indian Country”

The Minnesota Indian Business Alliance invites you to join us for an interactive conversation as we explore the benefits and transfer of shared values between native communities and cooperatives, and how co-ops impact the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of our tribal communities. Hear about the First Nation Co-operative movement and the Basque “Mondragon” Co-operative model.

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Artisans
  • Community Members
  • Housing Agencies
  • Financial Agencies
  • Tribal Leadership
  • Tribal Planners
  • Food Producers
  • Native Nonprofits
  • Tribal Economic Community Development staff

Dinner is provided, space is limited and registration is required!

Leech Lake
Wednesday, May 2nd
5:00-8:30 PM
Leech Lake Tribal College
Drum Room
6945 Little Wolf Rd NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

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MNIBA will be introducing its new “Guide to Tribal Community Cooperative Development” at the events.


5:00 PM – Registration/Check-In
5:15 PM – Welcome, Meal & Group Introductions
6:15 PM – History of Native Trade & Commerce
6:55 PM – What is a Cooperative?
7:35 PM – Interconnection of Culture into Business
8:30 PM – Adjourn

Contact information:

Chalsey Snyder, Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]

Pamela Standing, Project Director
[email protected]

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May 2, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Leech Lake Tribal College
6945 Little Wolf Rd NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633 United States
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