From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized tribal nations to use their rights of sovereignty and self-government to strengthen their communities. As the tribes take on the challenges presented by the Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts. During this session, the seventh in the series, following a round of discussion between the panelists a brief Q+A session will be held to maximize the opportunities for audience participation.
This session, titled "Direct Relief for Tribal Citizens: Getting beyond Per Caps" will feature:
Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Cathy Chavers, Chairwoman, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Miriam Jorgensen, HKS MPP 1991 PhD 2000, Research Director, Native Nations Institute
Kevin Killer, President, Oglala Sioux Tribe
Moderated by Karen Diver, HKS MPA 2003, Board of Governors, Honoring Nations, Harvard Project, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa