2010 Tribal Leadership Summit
University of Washington
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Tribal Leadership Summit is an opportunity for University of Washington and Tribal Leaders to gather and discuss issues of importance to indigenous communities.
The 2010 summit focused on creating additional research, education and economic development partnerships between area Tribes and the University of Washington. An overview of a Tribal Bioenergy collaboration supported by the National Science Foundation was presented by tribal representatives and UW faculty as a model for University & Tribal partnerships. The 2010 summit also featured a conversation focused on creating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UW and the regional tribes to formalize relationships, identify agreed upon priorities, and to sustain the relationships for years to come. Subsequently, on September 10, 2010, the UW and the tribes gathered to sign the MOU.
The 2009 Tribal Leadership Summit introduced the concept of Community Based and Tribal Participatory Research and explored the potential areas of interest in which tribes and the UW can collaborate. The 2008 Tribal Leadership Summit focused on the recruitment and retention of Native American students, faculty and staff; a longhouse-style facility; activity in response to issues raised at the 2007 Summit; and the formulation of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Summit was instituted in 2007 within the framework of the Washington State Centennial Accord, which recognizes tribal sovereignty and calls for government to government conversation around issues facing tribal communities.
This page contains links to 2010 Tribal Leadership Summit documents. Please click on a link below to download a pdf version of the document.
- Memorandum of Understanding
- 2010 Tribal Leadership Summit Agenda
- 2010 Tribal Leadership Summit Resource Directory
- UW Native and Tribal Activities: 2009 Tribal Leadership Summit Follow-up
- Centennial Accord between Federally Recognized Indian Tribes in Washington State and the State of Washington
- Treaty Example:Point Elliot Treaty of 1855