Tory Fodder

Meeting the Need for Higher Education & Professional Development in Indian Country -
10:00 am 10/14/2019
Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

The panelists will present a case study on how the Indigenous Governance Program (and a proposed School of Indigenous Governance and Development that is still in the planning phase) at the University of Arizona was created to address a growing need for education related to Indigenous governance best practices among tribal nations in the U.S. and Indigenous communities around the world. To date, our program has reached over 350 participants from over 30 Native nations on 6 continents.

Included in the presentation will be information and stories about how these programs have helped tribes to strengthen their governance, rebuild their nations, and demonstrate sovereignty in action. Panelists to include Professors and Students that are a part of the program.

Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo) is the Manager of the Indigenous Governance Program (IGP). In this capacity, he oversees IGP’s flagship event, January in Tucson (JIT); RNN Online Courses; the IGP graduate program; chairs the IGP Marketing and Outreach Team; and helps facilitate the development of IGP’s international partnerships.