Tribal Engagement Training Model


The Tribal Engagement Training Model utilizes an Indigenous medicine wheel design that acknowledges the four directions and the circular motion of the medicine wheel that starts in the east and flows clockwise south, west and north.

This model is designed to provide four, two-hour virtual training modules that will share knowledge on tribal worldviews/cultures, tribal history/policies, tribal community assessment and tribal economic opportunities. Faculty who complete this training will have a better understanding on how to engage with tribal communities both in the urban and rural areas.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized on the Native American Coalition website.

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Upcoming Session

All sessions are held on Friday afternoons from 1:00pm - 3:00pm through Zoom. This training is available to all faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska.

June 2023 Session

Dates: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30

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EAST (entry): Tribal Worldviews & Cultures

This direction will examine northern plains tribal cultures and worldviews with emphasis on Nebraska and South Dakota Tribes that will give an introduction to participants in understanding their values and beliefs.

SOUTH: Tribal Policies & History

This direction will explore North American tribal history from the beginning of the United States to current times, and the many policies that the United States developed with the tribal people here in this country.

WEST: Tribal Community Assessment

This direction will focus on a tribal assessment model that will cover researching a tribal community/nation, building relationships, requesting an assessment, creating a community coordinator, establishing a planning committee, setting guidelines for the planning committee, planning a vision, including tribal educational institutions, and finalizing a timeline.

North: UNL/Tribal Economic Opportunities

This direction will share current funding opportunities that will create partnerships with tribal communities for economic opportunities.