Relationship Building for Better Partnerships

Relationship Building for Better Partnerships: Anishinaabe Tribes & MSU Extension

Relationship Building for Better Partnerships: Anishinaabe Tribes & MSU Extension is a 3-part professional development series that will provide a unique opportunity for MSU Extension staff and several Anishinaabe Tribes to learn from each other, build working relationships, and plan some collaborative projects together. The first series will engage MSU Extension staff with members of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Each session will encourage communication and engagement and help foster reciprocal learning between MSU Extension and the tribal community creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Participants will have the opportunity to share in both MSU Extension culture and tribal culture to explore ways of creating effective partnerships. In addition, support for continuing those partnerships will be available to participants who attend all three sessions in the form of an Action Mini-grants, valued up to $1,000.00. The purpose of the competitive mini-grants are to enhance partnerships between MSU Extension and the tribal communities to build, strengthen, and support the work started during the series. 

This first series focuses on relationship building between the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and MSU Extension staff.  Future sessions are being planned throughout the upcoming year for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (May-June 2013), the Hannahville Indian Community (July – September 2013), and the Bay Mills Indian Community (October-December 2013). Plan on attending any and all of the series as your time allows!

There is no cost to attend this series but space is limited!

To access the application for a Relationship Building for Better Partnership action mini grant (LTBB), click here