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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:
- Business Owners
- 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!
Wednesday, May 2nd
Leech Lake Tribal College
6945 Little Wolf Rd NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
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
Chalsey Snyder, Engagement Coordinator
Pamela Standing, Project Director