Forming a Tribal Economic Development Entity to Meet the Tribe’s Needs
About Our Program
CILS and the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) will be hosting a one-day training for tribes with no or little economic development on their lands. The training will focus on how to form a tribal economic development entity that can not only evaluate economic proposals presented to the tribe but help initiate economic projects that are compatible with the tribe’s needs and resources. CILS will provide various legal structures for establishing a tribal economic development entity, the pros and cons, and how to protect tribal sovereign immunity. Representatives from the Tribe will speak to their experience on how their economic development corporation has evolved over the years, how they got started, what worked and did not work and practical advice on their successes and failures.
Who should attend: Tribal Leaders, Tribal Administrators, Tribal Attorneys, Appropriate Tribal Administrative Staff (e.g., environmental department, land office, and water department), and Tribal Community Members.
California Indian Legal Services in partnership with the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians.
December 12, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
524 N. Main Street
Space is Limited! RSVP by December 4th to reserve your spot!