Thriving Nations Conference

29feb01marThriving Nations ConferenceBuilding Sustainable Economies

Event Details

An event for Indigenous leaders and economic developers to gather and explore how we can continue to strengthen our economies in a way both this generation and future generations can thrive. What best practices are Nations using to achieve economic success today? We will look at building sustainable economies with Keynote Speaker Dr. Manley Begay who specializes in Nation Building & Economic Development Best Practices. His work explores the question of What explains the success that some Nations have had in building sustainable, self-determined economies?’ Other speakers will explore best practices in evaluating opportunities available to Nations.

Throughout the event, participants will hear from inspiring and resourceful presenters and panelists who have each found ways to shape their passions into personal and community prosperity. Come join us as we explore Nation building in the context of economic development.





February 29, 2024 11:30 am - March 1, 2024 4:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Tigh-na-mara Resort

1155 Resort Drive

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Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Manley Begay

    Dr. Manley Begay

    His major specialization lies at the heart of issues pertaining to Indigenous Nation-Building: Sovereignty, Governance, Culture, Leadership, Education, and Economic Development. His recent work includes executive education sessions and research, with and relevant to First Nations and organizations in Canada and Native nations and organizations in the United States. He also pursue interests in expanding my work and research to include the Navajo Nation, Aborigines in Australia, and Maoris in Aotearoa (New Zealand).  Further, he has professional interests in putting theory into practice regarding issues of Indigenous education, Navajo history and philosophy, and development.

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