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Past Conferences

7th Tribal Land Staff National Conference

March 21-23, 2017

The 7th Tribal Land Staff National Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. It was a record-breaking year with 344 attendees, representing 91 federally recognized tribes. Participants were able to learn, share and network with other tribal land staff professionals during conference sessions, and networking breaks.

This year’s theme focused on advancing sovereignty and self-determination through tribal land management. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from numerous sessions, including topics focusing on Land and Reality Offices, Cultural and Environmental, and Advancing Sovereignty and Self-Determination. 
 
Conference materials are available for tribal land staff professionals on the Indian Land Forum website
 

 

6th Tribal Land Staff National Conference

March 22-24, 2016

The 6th Tribal Land Staff National Conference was held at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho March 22 - 24, 2016. As we traveled to the Northwest this year, tribal land staff from tribes who have not participated in the past were able to attend and experience a great opportunity to learn, share, and network with other tribal land professionals throughout Indian Country. A total of 68 tribes were represented with over 250 attendees. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from 21 unique sessions including topics such as: Title Defects and Remedies, Tribal Airspace Rights, Contemporary Land Trusts, Fee-to-Trust - Tribal Acquisitions to Federal Conveyance, Land or Real Property Codes, and Sustainable forestland managements. Material from the conference are available to tribal land professionals on the Indian Land Forum website. 

 

5th Tribal Land Staff National Conference

March 24-26, 2015

The 2015 Tribal Land Staff National Conference drew 286 attendees. Land staff from every region attended, representing 79 tribes. As we continue to move the conference around Indian Country, this year we ventured to Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California. Attendees were offered three full tracks including one track specifically designed  for Continuing Legal Education (CLE); 11 sessions on topics including fee-to-trust, legal description, GIS in the workplace, tribal land title record offices and others; and seven session on the Land Buy-Back Program process. Materials from the conference will be available soon to tribal land professionals on the Indian Land Forum website. 

4th Tribal Land Staff National Conference

April 8-10, 2014

The 2014 Tribal Land Staff National Conference drew 313 attendees. Land staff from every region attended, representing 61 tribes. At the request of conference participants, the conference was moved to a location outside of Las Vegas and into Indian Country. As a result, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community was the site of the 4th Tribal Land Staff National Conference at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Attendees were offered three full tracks including one track specifically designed to help tribes navigate the Land Buy-Back Program process. Materials from the conference are available to tribal land professionals on the Indian Land Forum website.

3rd Tribal Land Staff National Conference

April 2-4, 2013

The 2013 Conference drew more than 280 attendees from more than 80 tribal nations. Once again, training was offered over three days, with opportunities for new and seasoned tribal land staff to learn and share with each other around land and natural resource management issues. 
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2nd Tribal Land Staff National Conference

April 3-5, 2012

The 2012 land staff conference drew more than 240 attendees from more than 75 tribes. At the suggestion of leaders of what would become the NTLA, a third day of the conference was offered that provided training on the basics of tribal land management for newer tribal land office staff members. Networking and learning about issues related to reservation land and natural resources management remained a focus at the second conference. 
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1st Tribal Land Staff National Conference

April 19-20, 2011

The first Tribal Land Staff National Conference in 2011 drew more than 100 attendees. Land staff from every region attended, representing more than 40 tribes. Attendees had the opportunity to learn and share information and best practices related to land acquisition and management. 
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A GREAT RESOURCE

"I have attended multiple NTLA Tribal Land Staff Conferences, and I can say without a doubt that I have picked up more information to better serve my Tribe and Indian Country, then any other conference in the country."

Conference Participant

Our Lands

"It was so good to hear that we are all on the same path – taking ownership of our lands..."

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