OMAHA – Tribal communities from around the Midwest will receive one-of-a-kind training from federal agencies and national groups the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus this October.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is teaming with UNO’s Tribal Management and Emergency Services program (TMES), the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) and the Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA) to host a two-day workshop at UNO on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Steve ‘Sid’ Caesar, BIA Emergency Management Division Chief, and iTEMA President James Heflin will be in attendance.
During the workshop, which will take place in both the Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) and College of Public Affairs and Community Service building (CPACS), FAIC and iTEMA will conduct training sessions addressing contemporary operational and educational issues with tribal emergency management.
The workshop will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, with a reception for speakers and guests before a full day of workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The two-day event will conclude at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14.
Just last year, UNO's Emergency Management Program was ranked No. 1 nationally for overall quality. In early 2016, UNO’s TMES program and iTEMA hope to make history by rolling out the nation’s first Tribal Emergency Management Certificate.
According to the latest Census, there are more than 5 million American Indian or Native Alaskans citizens in the United States.
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