2011 Tribal Leadership Summit

2011 Tribal Leadership Summit
University of Washington
Saturday, September 10, 2011


The Tribal Leadership Summit is an opportunity for University of Washington and Tribal Leaders to gather and discuss issues of importance to indigenous communities.

For 2011, the Summit agenda will focus on establishing rapport between UW President Michael K. Young and regional tribal governments, and demonstrating the UW’s continued commitment to enhancing tribal relationships.

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 UW faculty, Yakama Nation representatives and Native American graduate students 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 in a presentation made by the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, the Suquamish Tribe and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. 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 2011 Tribal Leadership Summit documents. Please click on a link below to download a pdf version of the document.

Native American Recruitment, Admission, and Retention

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