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Tribal Community Development Projects in the Great Lakes Regions

February 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Emily Proctor, Michigan State University

Dawn Newman, University of Minnesota
Brian Gauthier, Lac du Flambeau Tribal University of Wisconsin

February 25, 2016 – 12:00 PM Central Time, 1:00 PM Eastern Time http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd

About the webinar:

Learn how Extension can do a better job in working with their Native communities and as concerned citizen’s involve the population in a more meaningful and creative way? This initiative provided three levels of training on community development; analysis, planning, and implementation.

  •   Lessons learned
  •   Across state relationship
  •   Next steps-report back to tribes and findings
  •   Implementation in communities
  •   How we are evaluating implementation from training perspective and our own implementation

    Presented by:
    Emily Proctor, MSW, BASW, earned her degrees from the Michigan State University- School of Social Work. She is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, MI, and serves as a Tribal Extension Educator, Greening Michigan Institute for Michigan Tribal Communities, with her home office located in Emmet County, Michigan State University Extension. As the Tribal Extension Educator her projects include the development and delivery of educational programs in the areas of Tribal Governance, Gerontology, Diversity, and youth leadership. She currently is a board member of the Michigan Indian Education Council. She has also worked as a Child Protective Services Worker, as an associate Child welfare commissioner and was elected for the third time to be the Speaker of the Annual Community for her Tribal Nation. She enjoys making quilts as a way to contribute to her community.

    Dawn Newman, MA, BS, joined University of Minnesota Extension as the regional director serving Northwest Minnesota in 2004. As a liaison for American Indian and Tribal Partnerships and Co-Chair of the American Indian Task Force, Dawn has helped to bring Extension volunteer and family programs to Minnesota’s American Indian Tribes. A trained facilitator, Dawn has convened community groups to identify needs for undeserved audiences through listening sessions, focus groups, appreciative inquiry, focused conversations and dialogues.

    Brian Gauthier, BS earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After graduation he came home to Lac du Flambeau where currently he serves as the Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Educator and Department Head for the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation. Brian also is the coordinator of Cooperative Extension’s Native American Taskforce covering. Brian’s programming focuses on natural resource education, organizational development and community planning. He is currently leading a strategic planning initiative for the Lac du Flambeau Tribe.

    Registration: There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.

    To join the webinar go to http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.

    To facilitate Q&A’s, participants submit questions/comments via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.
    The webinar will be recorded and archived at http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/chronological_archive.
    To receive these announcements directly, or to correct errors in our distribution list, please email soliz@anr.msu.edu.


February 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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