Tribal Planning 101: Power to Plan

What You'll Learn

  • Complications of past and current federal Indian policy.
  • Basic planning principles that tribes use to implement planning that includes regulatory control base upon tribal inherent sovereignty.
  • The different frameworks that exist within tribal governments and impacts on non-tribal governments.
  • Key critical issues impacting tribal and non-tribal planning practitioners.

More Course Details

    From a tribal perspective, planning for land use considers land, air, water, and tribal culture and society. Planning professionals rarely understand the complexities of why tribes plan and the police powers derived from federal sources, and the inherent tribal sovereignty that enables the development of planning and zoning regulations within Indian tribal governments.

    At the same time, as tribes develop their lands to meet the economic challenges of their membership, tribal leaders are realizing that proper land use controls, building and permitting, and planning and zoning are key critical issues to a successful and prosperous community. There is an opportunity for knowledge exchange that will benefit tribes and their non-tribal partners in a pursuit to create thriving and economically resilient tribes, communities, regions, and states.

    In this course, learn more about current challenges in conflicting jurisdictions and how to build relationships that mutually benefit partners who plan on or near Indian reservations.