Thank you to our Conference sponsors!
Thank you to the Tribes, organizations and corporations that sponsored the 11th Tribal Land Staff National Conference, which was held April 5-7, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Center, located in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sponsorships enable us to continue offering tribal land professionals a supportive setting where they can network and share expertise and resources with their peers, while receiving dynamic practical training to strengthen the management of tribal land operations throughout Indian Country.
The 12th Annual Tribal Land Staff National Conference will be held March 21-23, 2023 at the Penchanga Resort Casino. For information on sponsoring this exciting in-person event in Southern California, please contact David Garelick by emailing email@example.com or call 651-789-1748.
Click here for a pdf document with the complete list of sponsorship opportunities that were available this year. Next year’s offerings will be very similar.
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Indian Land Tenure Foundation is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. ILTF promotes education, increases cultural awareness, creates economic opportunity, and aims to reform the legal and administrative systems that prevent American Indian people from owning and controlling reservation lands. For more information, please visit www.iltf.org.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country. It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County and attract millions of visitors to the region. Visit the website at shakopeedakota.org.
Coyote Business Park
Coyote Business Park is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and is designated as an IRS-certified Opportunity Zone. Located 7 miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, you will find Coyote Business Park is a perfect location for your next business move. With more than 170 acres of commercial and industrial use potential, Coyote Business Park has certified, shovel-ready sites, unique tax incentives, and flexible lease terms. Learn more at coyotebusinesspark.com.
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians proudly sponsors the 11th Tribal Land Staff National Conference. Stay safe and healthy! Please visit our website at soboba-nsn.gov.
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is a federally recognized Tribe that includes over 30 Tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington. The Tribe’s vision is to be a Tribal community known as a caring people, dedicated to the principles of honesty and integrity. The Tribe is committed to the responsible stewardship of human and natural resources while striving to be a community willing to act with courage in preserving tribal cultures and traditions for future generations. Please visit our website at grandronde.org.
Esri applies The Science of Where to unlock data’s full potential in every organization. We continue to pioneer real-world problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS). GIS technology helps in managing all aspects of land information and land records, including land tenure, value, management, and use. With all land information in a GIS-based comprehensive land administration system, tribal governments are able to improve land information management and communication with the public. Please visit our website at esri.com.
Indian Land Capital Company
The Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC) was created in 2005 as a partnership between ILTF and the Native American Community Development Corporation (NACDC) to provide financing to Native nations for land acquisition on a full-faith-and-credit basis. ILCC is a for-profit organization and certified Native American Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) that has made millions of dollars in loans to Native nations without a single default or significant delinquency. As a Native-run business, ILCC understands and supports tribal sovereignty and recognizes the importance of land to Indian people. Please visit our website at ilcc.net for more information.
National Indian Carbon Coalition
NICC is an Indian-led nonprofit program that helps tribal nations and individual Indian landowners take advantage of carbon credit and other environmental commodities markets through the development of carbon sequestration or offset projects. Its mission is to preserve tribal land ownership and reduce the effects of climate change. Carbon projects offer a unique opportunity for tribes to protect their land, preserve it for future generations and generate long-term income for the tribe with minimal risk and maximum return. NICC is a trusted partner for tribes and tribal communities, ensuring that tribal interests are protected and potential revenues are maximized. Learn more at www.indiancarbon.org.
Intertribal Agriculture Council
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Tribal leaders, in a true expression of self-determination, identified and delegated their representation within the IAC Charter, comprising the voting membership that remains in existence today. This organizational leadership structure uniquely positions the IAC to inform policy and USDA programmatic implementation, simultaneously redefining and rebuilding our self-determined Tribal food systems. Learn more at indianag.org.
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is a federally-recognized sovereign nation with a reservation in Coachella, California and in Twenty-nine Palms, California. The Tribe has traditionally relied on gaming which served as an impetus to economic growth in the late 90’s and early 2000’s for its Tribal Government and enterprises. As a result, the Tribe employs over 700 people and is a generous supporter of cultural, social and economic projects in surrounding communities. Economic diversification and growth are a priority to the Twenty-nine Palms of Mission Indians as it looks to expand its financial horizons. The Tribe strives to ensure a solid economic foundation for future generations by investing diverse and strategic business ventures within its reservation boundaries and the neighboring regions. Visit the website at 29palmstribe.org.
Three Affiliated Tribes
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, is located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in central North Dakota. The reservation is situated on the Missouri River in McLean, Mountrail, Dunn, McKenzie, Mercer and Ward counties. The 988,000-acre reservation includes 457,837 acres owned by Native Americans, either as individual allotments or communally by the Tribe. The Three Affiliated Tribes have nearly 17,000 enrolled members. Please visit our Tribal website at mhanation.com.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Prairie Island Indian Community