First Nations Development Institute Schedules Its 17th Annual L.E.A.D. Conference for Sept. 26-27
LONGMONT, Colorado (July 25, 2012) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has scheduled its 17th Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference for September 26 – 27, 2012, at Gila River’s Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona.
The annual event is a component of First Nations’ innovative “Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development” (L.E.A.D.) program, which is designed to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to Native American nonprofit and philanthropic professionals. Conference attendance – which is open to the public – is appropriate for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian nonprofit professionals, as well as tribal government leaders and staff, people involved in tribal economic development, or anyone interested in Native nonprofits and philanthropy, both Native and non-Native alike.
The professional tracks at this year’s conference include nonprofit capacity building, asset building and food systems. Attendees have the option of attending sessions in just one track, or they may customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions.
Through August 24, 2012, an early bird discounted rate of $375 is available for conference registration. After August 24, the rate increases to $450. Registrations can be taken online at www.firstnations.org/lead. (After September 20, those wishing to attend the conference must register on site, and on-site registrations must be paid by check only. Credit cards will not be accepted for on-site registration.)
The Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is also offering a special $99 nightly room rate for conference attendees, but the hotel stay must be booked directly with the hotel by August 27. The hotel reservation line is 1-800-946-4452 and the online link is here. The hotel code to use is “First Nations Lead Conference.”
About First Nations Development Institute
For more than 30 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations serves rural and reservation-based Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information about First Nations, visit www.firstnations.org.