Spirit Lake Tribe to host community planning sessions

Staff reports

The Spirit Lake Tribe is hosting Sustainable Communities and Community Planning Sessions in Fort Totten on August 6-10.

The sessions are  for community members and leadership to illustrate how the concepts of sustainable community planning and design can be used to shape land use and the built environment and create a more resilient, sustainable, healthy and economically community.

The sessions will begin on August 6 at the Spirit Lake Tribal Administration Building. This event is open to the public and strongly encourages community members and leaders to provide input on a desired land use vison for the Tribe that will be incorporated into the Tribe’s Comprehensive Plan.

The week long sessions directly relate to the Tribe’s 2010 Long-Term Recovery Plan to overcome the 19 years of flood waters from the Devils Lake Basin; this will be an opportunity to acknowledge the successes and accomplishments of that effort; additionally the scheduled sessions provide an opportunity to look ahead to the future and identify actions that can help the Tribe implement the Long Term Recovery Plan.  

Please join these community and national leaders in a lively discussion about how the Tribe can take control of development on the Reservation and build a place that reflects their tradition, cultural values and that is more resilient, sustainable, healthy, and economically completive.

Support and funding for this training is provided through a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and includes contribution and participation from:

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highways Administration

For more information and details, please contact: Bonita Morin, EDP at 701-766-1259.