Training for Tribal Representatives

E580 Emergency Management Framework for Tribal Governments

This course provides tribal leaders and representatives with a basic understanding of emergency management principles and their role in leading and directing their tribes in developing and implementing comprehensive emergency management systems. Specific topics include definition and analysis of hazards, developing an emergency operations plan, assuring readiness through training and exercises, forming partnerships in the public and private sectors, and upgrading and sustaining emergency management capabilities.

September 8-12, 2008, February 23-27, 2009, and August 24-28, 2009 at the Emergency Management Institute

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E581 Emergency Management Operations for Tribal Governments

The goal of the course is to help tribal officials develop organizational structures, operational procedures, and resources for effective emergency management operations. Special emphasis is placed on developing standard operating procedures and using these procedures to test operational readiness.

May 19-23, 2008 and May 18-22, 2009 at the Emergency Management Institute.

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E344 Mitigation for Tribal Officials

This course provides tribal representatives with an understanding of FEMA’s mitigation programs, tribal mitigation opportunities, and examples of mitigation success. The primary emphasis is on mitigation planning requirements, the National Flood Insurance Program, and mitigation grant programs.

March 30 - April 3, 2009  at the Emergency Management Institute

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IS 650 Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments

Effective partnerships form and evolve because the individual partners have an understanding, appreciation, and respect for one another that they acquire through education and life experiences. This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge to build effective partnerships with tribal governments and to work in concert with them to protect native people and their property against all types of hazards.

Throughout this course tribal representatives speak about their history, their culture, their way of life, and what people need to know to develop good relationships with them. What they say will provide insight into a people who have endured great suffering and challenges but remain proud and committed to taking care of one another, their land, and their traditions.

Feedback from class participant:

"I just wanted to let someone know how much I enjoyed IS-650 Building Partnerships in Tribal Communities. It was wonderful! I knew the history of our Tribes but I found out I knew nothing about the appropriate way to approach and communicate with tribes. This was so informative and we have a Federally recognized tribe in our County. The Cowlitz Tribe. I also loved the format and listening to the dialog of the various spokespersons with their insights."

Cathy Batchelor
Cowlitz County DEM
Kelso, Washington

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Last Modified: Thursday, 29-May-2008 11:21:10 EDT