October 17, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Chairman Steve Ortiz is speaking at the Midwest Native American Economic Development Conference in Chicago today. The purpose of the conference is to share information on creating economic development opportunities for future generations.
Ortiz is one of six panelists who will participate in a Tribal Leaders Roundtable that will discuss how their tribes are utilizing various approaches to economic development to shape the welfare of their people. Other panelists on the roundtable include: Gus Frank (Forest County Potawatomi); Vince DelaRosa (Oneida Tribe of Indians); Larry Romanelli (Little River Band of Ottawa); Kevin Leecy (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa), and Rochanne Hackett, Managing Director, National Gaming Development.
The two-day conference will explore other economic topics like project financing, legislation, gaming, construction, renewable energy projects and sovereignty and offer an opportunity for tribal leaders and professionals to network with each other.