Tribal leaders in the Dakotas will discuss topics ranging from health care to economic development during an annual gathering in Bismarck this week.
The 18th annual Tribal Leaders Summit is Wednesday through Friday at the Bismarck Civic Center. Coordinator Julie Dejarlais says there will be a panel of experts to give updates on issues, and a panel of tribal leaders who will ask questions.
Dejarlais says the goal of the question-and-answer format is to give the audience a clearer picture of issues impacting American Indians.
The keynote speaker this year is 1964 Olympic gold-medal runner Billy Mills. The Oglala Lakota athlete now works with an organization that helps American Indian youth.
The summit coincides with the United Tribes International Powwow, Thursday through Sunday.
Most Popular Today
How Much Money Will Super Bowl 50 Bring Its Host City?
The Super Bowl Ad Game: Celebrities, Animals And Humor
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Football Fans Fill Sports Bars For Super Bowl 50
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Consumer Alert: BBB Valentine's Day Tips For Your Heart And Wallet
- 5.Health Care
New $18 Million Hospital Planned For Custer
Sioux Falls Is A Top Pick For College Grads
- 7.Your Money Matters
Phishing Emails Targeting Jobseekers
- 8.Education Funding
Sales Tax Hike For Teacher Pay Passes State House Committee
- 9.Education Funding, Education
Teacher Pay Tax Hike Set For Debate In Legislative Committee
- 10.Crops, General
USDA Grant To Help South Dakota Increase Ethanol Usage