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Statewide alliance sought with tribes

By Brian Sargent Published: October 25, 2007
A four-day town hall conference exploring the best opportunities to build alliances and partnerships with tribal governments, municipalities and private companies will begin Sunday at Quartz Mountain Resort in Lone Wolf.

"Oklahoma's Second Century: Building Alliances with Tribal Governments, State and Local Governments and Private Sectors” is a centennial event hosted by the Oklahoma Academy. Nearly 150 people are expected to attend.

Conference participants will discuss alliances that have been successful, investigate and develop ideas for new and improved alliances, and suggest approaches to encourage these alliances.

What will be discussed?

•Economic development and tourism.

•Education and work force.

•Health care and social services.

•Infrastructure and transportation.

"Tribal governments and state and local governments have many overlapping activities and goals and are spending millions each year to provide services and build public infrastructure.

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