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cooperating to enhance native american food economies

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Monday, august 2: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Welcome to the conversation; introduction and frame setting

12:00pm        Welcome

                        Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

                        Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

12:10pm         Vision for Rebuilding Native American Food and Agriculture Infrastructure

                        Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

12:25pm         Power, Reach, and Potential of Cooperatives

                        Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

12:40pm         Cooperatives in the Agriculture Economy

                        Dr. Murry Fulton, Director and Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy,                 

                        University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

1:10pm            Q & A

1:20pm            The Legal Framework for Agriculture Cooperatives in Indian Country

                         Stacy Leeds, Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership, Sandra Day O'Connor College, Arizona                                 State University

1:40pm            Q&A 

1:50pm             Concluding Remarks

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Tuesday, august 3: 12:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Cooperative development in creating thriving food economies

12:00pm        Welcome

                         Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

                         Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

12:10pm          USDA Commitment to Rural America

                          Dr. Karama Neal, Administrator, Rural Development-Cooperative Service, US Department of                                          Agriculture

12:20pm          The Promise of Cooperatives in Creating Sustainable Food Systems

                          Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Arizona State                                University

12:40pm           Q&A

12:50pm           Lessons Learned: Developing Sustainable Food Systems

                          Moderator: Carly Griffith Hotvedt, Associate Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

                          James Matson, Owner & Principle, Matson Consulting

                          Dave Carter, Principle, Crystal Springs Consulting

                          Chris Roper, Indigenous Agriculture LLC

1:50pm             Unlocking Development Capital for Agriculture and for Ag Cooperatives

                          Moderator: Chris James, President & CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise

                          Development

                          Jackson Brossy, Executive Director, Native CDFI Network

                          Jason Lueders, Regional Vice President, CoBank

                          Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, US Department of Agriculture

2:30pm             Q & A

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wednesday, august 4: 12:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Cooperatives in indian country: opportunities and challenges

12:00pm         Welcome

                         Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

                         Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

 

12:05pm          Making a Cooperative Vision Real: Cooperatives in First Nation's Canada

                         Trista Pewapisconias, Indigenous Relations Lead, Cooperatives First 

12:25pm          Shared Values: Indigenous People and Cooperatives

                         Moderator: Pamela Standing, Executive Director, Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance

                         Kandis Quam, Marketing and Research Specialist, Cooperative Catalyst of New Mexico

                         Raymond Antone, Food Production Supervisor, San Xavier Co-op Farm

                         Joshua Preston, Food Production Assistant, San Xavier Co-op Farm

                         Rachelle Morrison, Board of Directors, Rez Chicks Fresh Eggs Cooperative

                         Katherine Minthorn, Technical Assistance Specialist, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Board of                                         Directors, Rez Chicks Fresh Eggs Cooperative

1:25pm             Q&A           

1:35pm            Common Challenges in Cooperatives

                         Moderator: Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

                         Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives

                         Roger Fragua, President, Cota Holdings, LLC and Energy, LLC

2:20pm           Q&A

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Thursday, august 5: 12:00 - 3:00 PM est
imagining a cooperative native food system

12:00pm        Welcome

                         Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

                         Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

12:10pm          Making USDA Responsive to Native People

                         Heather Dawn Thompson, Director, Office of Tribal Relations, US Department of Agriculture

12:20pm          Meeting Community Needs: Cooperatives in Action

                          Moderator: Erbin Crowell, Executive Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Immediate Past

                          Chair, Board of Directors, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

                          Felipe Witchger, Executive Director, Community Purchasing Alliance

                          Jerry McGeorge, Executive Vice President of People, Organic Valley

                          Duane Wilson, Vice President Stakeholder Relations, Arctic Co-operatives Limited

                          CE Pugh, CEO, National Co+op Grocers

1:50pm             Facilitated Discussion in Small Groups

2:20pm           Report Back and Concluding Remarks

                         Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO Native American Agriculture Fund

                         Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

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