University of California
ANR Statewide Conference 2018

7E. Community Impact

Creating Successful Relationships with Tribes

California has the largest Native American population in the country with over 110 federally recognized tribes. In this session, Tribal leaders from the Chumash, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla and Gabrieleno Tongva Tribes will discuss effective strategies for developing working partnerships with tribes. Following a panel presentation and discussion, we will brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate these lessons into our CE program. We will have opportunities for participants to network, share additional ideas and strategies, discuss professional development and grant opportunities, and brainstorm the formation of a Native American extension work group. 

Moderator: Jennifer Sowerwine

Presentation intro slides


Alicia Cordero, Tribal Liaison & Education Director Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation
Beverlyann Cedeno, Tribal Council Member Proxy and Grant Writer, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
Shyanne Kintano, Grants Specialist, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
Julia Bogany, Cultural Affairs Director, Gabrieleno Tongva Tribe

Strategic Planning Goal #1: Strengthen research & extension partnerships
Strategic Planning Goal #2: Improve equity, inclusion, diversity

Planning Committee: Jennifer Sowerwine, Chris McDonald, Sabrina Drill, Chutima Ganthavorn, Dustin Blakey, Dorina Espinoza

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