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Tribal Economic Dev Summit, Trade Show at Shooting Star

The 2011 Northern Minnesota Tribal Economic Development Summit & Trade Show will be held Sept. 14-15 at Shooting Star Casino Event Center in Mahnomen, Minn.

The theme to this year's Summit is "Building Business Through Partnerships."

The goal of this Summit is to enhance business opportunities and foster economic growth from which Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth Tribal Nations will develop healthy and self-sufficient communities.

The event will feature opening remarks from all three tribal chairs as well as messages from Senators Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken and Congressman Collin Peterson.

Keynote speakers will be Gabriel Galanda, of Galanda Broadman PLLC, Lance Morgan of Ho-Chunk Inc., and Jack Stevens from the U.S. Department of Interior.

Evening entertainment for conference attendees will be provided by the comedy duo Williams and

Ree.

White Earth, Leech Lake and Red Lake Nations are the three largest Ojibwe reservations in Minnesota with a combined enrolled membership of more than 40,000.

Individuals and vendors can register for the conference at www.nmtedc.org or contact Kori Busho at 218-855-8139 or kbusho@clcmn.edu.

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