Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council Meeting 8-17-11 draft agenda (5)

Latest Version of the Transportation Issues Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 17 August 2011 in our Conference Room.

 

Gordon Belcourt

 

Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council Meeting

August 17, 2011 8:30 to 5:00

MT-WYTLC Conference Room                     

175 27th Street, Suite 1003

Billings, Montana 59101

 

8:00     Opening Prayer          

Welcome         Jay St. Goddard, Chairman MT-WY Tribal Leaders Council

 

8:15     Remarks          Ed Parisian, BIA Rocky Mountain Regional Director

            Introductions   (see notes below)

 

8:30     Panel:  John Smith Shoshone and Arapaho DOT, James Garrigan NECI, Pete Red Tomahawk, Tim Rosette, Planner Rocky Boys Chippewa Cree Tribe, and Burney Tibbets, Director White Earth Tribal DOT

Ø    Historical Perspective and Current Status update

 

9:30     Panel:  Leroy Gishi BIADOT, FHWA Representative, Steve Wilkie BIADOT, John Smith Shoshone and Arapaho DOT, James Garrigan NECI

Ø  SAFETEA LU – an overview of the Bill and problems identified by Rocky Mountain Region Tribes (Question 10 etc.)

Ø  Comparison of current Highway Bill (SAFETEA LU) and proposed legislation

 

10:30   Break

 

10:45   Panel:  Tex Hall Chairman Coalition of Land Based Tribes, Jay St. Goddard, James Steel, John Smith       

Ø  Issues that have impacted the IRR Funding for Tribes in the Rocky Mountain Region and the Coalition of Land Based Tribes, in similar ways and how the coordinated efforts of both entities can make a positive impact on proposed future legislation.

 

12:00   Lunch

 

1:30     Panel:  Jennifer Vanator, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP, James Garrigan NECI, John Smith Shoshone and Arapaho DOT

Ø  Legislative Update (Highway Bill)

 

2:30     Where do we go from here?  Short term and long term strategies.  Regional Roundtable, Rocky Mountain, Great Plains, Navajo

 

3:00     Break

 

3:15     Senator Jon Tester (or representative), Congressman, Senator John Barrasso (invited), Senator Mike Enzi (invited), Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (invited), Thomas Lynch, Attorney with Senator Max Baucus DC Office

                        Update on rural transportation

 

4:30     Develop Mission Statement and planning a coordinated Tribal Leaders Lobbying Trip to D.C. regarding transportation.

 

4:45     Assign actions items and wrap-up

 

5:00     Adjourn 

           

Notes

1.      Navajo Nation – will be attending

2.      Great Plains – will be attending

A block of rooms is available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel @ 406-252-7400

 

 

 

 

 

 


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