Indigenous Leadership Development        in the United States               Christopher Wetzel, Ph.D.                     ...
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction•   Policy Context•   Organization of the field•   Cultures of training•   Implications
Policy Context
Policy Context
Policy Context       “I have signed into law … the      Indian Self-Determination and       Education Assistance Act. My  ...
Policy Context•   1975 Act: allowed for contracting•   1988 Amendment: allowed for compacting•   Challenges       •   Fede...
Organization of the Field                     GeneralistPublic                               Corporate                    ...
Organization of the FieldPublic-Generalist (n=7)    Corporate-Generalist (n=10)Public-Specialist (n=25)   Corporate-Specia...
Cultures of Training: Public Generalist                  • Founded: 1987                  • Vision: “The Harvard          ...
Cultures of Training: Public Generalist
Cultures of Training: Corporate Generalist                   • Founded: 1985                   • Vision: “To be the premie...
Cultures of Training: Corporate Generalist
Cultures of Training: Corporate Specialist                    • Founded: 2011                    • Vision: “We work with y...
Cultures of Training: Corporate Specialist
Cultures of Training: Public Specialist                 • Founded: 1995                 • Vision: “The mission of the     ...
Cultures of Training: Public Specialist
Implications•   How can First Nations thoughtfully and    strategically use the services of these    organizations?•   Wha...
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  1. 1. Indigenous Leadership Development in the United States Christopher Wetzel, Ph.D. September 15, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Introduction• Policy Context• Organization of the field• Cultures of training• Implications
  5. 5. Policy Context
  6. 6. Policy Context
  7. 7. Policy Context “I have signed into law … the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. My Administration is committed to furthering the self- determination of Indian communities without terminating the special relationships between the Federal Government and the Indian people.” -Pres. Gerald Ford, January 1975
  8. 8. Policy Context• 1975 Act: allowed for contracting• 1988 Amendment: allowed for compacting• Challenges • Federally recognized tribal nations • Compliance with federal accounting and auditing • Grant-driven
  9. 9. Organization of the Field GeneralistPublic Corporate Specialist
  10. 10. Organization of the FieldPublic-Generalist (n=7) Corporate-Generalist (n=10)Public-Specialist (n=25) Corporate-Specialist (n=11)
  11. 11. Cultures of Training: Public Generalist • Founded: 1987 • Vision: “The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self- determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations through applied research and service.”
  12. 12. Cultures of Training: Public Generalist
  13. 13. Cultures of Training: Corporate Generalist • Founded: 1985 • Vision: “To be the premier provider of culturally relevant education and information services for North American Indian tribes and organizations.”
  14. 14. Cultures of Training: Corporate Generalist
  15. 15. Cultures of Training: Corporate Specialist • Founded: 2011 • Vision: “We work with you to develop and implement practical, real-world solutions to the problems you face. … We leverage our insight and experience to help you diagnose, improve and deliver superior results in the key functional areas that impact your bottom line.”
  16. 16. Cultures of Training: Corporate Specialist
  17. 17. Cultures of Training: Public Specialist • Founded: 1995 • Vision: “The mission of the Native American Training Institute is to empower individuals, families and the community to create a safe and healthy environment so children and families can achieve their highest potential.”
  18. 18. Cultures of Training: Public Specialist
  19. 19. Implications• How can First Nations thoughtfully and strategically use the services of these organizations?• What leadership and community development trainings are best handled by First Nations?• How does the field impact expressions of self- determination and sovereignty?
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