First joint Western Planner conference held on tribal lands

 he Ft. Hall Veterans Association – Flag Bearing

he Ft. Hall Veterans Association – Flag Bearing

The first joint Western Planner conference held on tribal lands kicked off this week at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho. The Tribal Planning and Indigenous Interest Group of APA teamed up with The Western Planner on this year's conference that focuses on rural and tribal planning. A special thanks to FFKR Architect for being the title sponsor of the conference and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes for having us in their community.

We will have many articles and updates from this year's conference being published in the next month. Stay tuned!

 The Spring Creek Singers opened the conference with Welcoming Songs.

The Spring Creek Singers opened the conference with Welcoming Songs.


 Nathan Small, Tribal Chairman for the Fort Hall Business Council, gave welcome remarks.

Nathan Small, Tribal Chairman for the Fort Hall Business Council, gave welcome remarks.


 Alonzo Coby, Planning Director of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, introduces Crystal Dawn Ariwite, 2017-2018 Miss Shoshone-Bannock.

Alonzo Coby, Planning Director of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, introduces Crystal Dawn Ariwite, 2017-2018 Miss Shoshone-Bannock.


 Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, was one of this morning's keynote speakers.

Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, was one of this morning's keynote speakers.


 Tammie Poitra is the Deputy Regional Director, Trust Services for the BIA – Midwest Regional Office. She also was one of this morning's keynote speakers.

Tammie Poitra is the Deputy Regional Director, Trust Services for the BIA – Midwest Regional Office. She also was one of this morning's keynote speakers.


 Standing for the opening prayer

Standing for the opening prayer