Tribal Alliance for Pollinators

Welcome to Tribal Alliance for Pollinators

January 25-26, 2018 conference

Restoring Tribal Lands to Protect Pollinators, Preserve Culture and Restore Connections

You missed this opportunity to learn more about why restoring native plants to tribal land is so important and how your tribe can get started.  Save the date for our next conference on June 7 - 8!

A Roster of Expert Speakers

This conference will be a rare chance to hear presentations by the leading experts on native plants and habitat restoration in Oklahoma.  All aspects of native plant production and plant restoration will be covered.  Special emphasis will be placed on understanding what Oklahoma's native landscapes were before being damaged by the farming and development techniques of non-Indigenous people, and how those practices have threatened the complex ecosystems that support pollinators and the cultural tradtions that support Native people.

Learn from the Successes (and Failures) of Other Tribes

Never worked with native plants -- or grown any plants -- before?  Hear from other tribes in Oklahoma that have been actively working to restore native plants to their lands for the last two years.  Find out what they wish they had known at the start, why they chose to make the commitment and how it has turned out to be more meaningful -- and fun -- than they would have ever imagined.


Bonus!  This conference includes an optional field trip to the Euchee Butterfly Farm where you can tour a hoop house to see native plants in the stratification and germination stages of production, watch seed cleaning demonstrations and learn more about the right ways to collect and store wild native plant seeds.

Location

College of the Muscogee Nation 

Student Center, Room 106

2170 Raven Circle

Okmulgee, OK  74447

(918) 549-2800


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Best Western Okmulgee for $75 per night.  Please call (918) 756-9200 and ask for the MCN-TAP conference rate to book your room. Reservations must be made by January 11th to be eligible for the discounted rate.

FAQs

Who should attend?   Tribal staff from all departments who are interested in supporting threatened pollinators and cultural traditions through the restoration of native plants back to tribal lands. 


I'm a tribal member but not employed by my tribe.  Am I still eligible to attend?   Yes.  We welcome all tribal members who are interested in helping to restore the land!


Is there any cost to register for the conference?   No.  Conference costs are being funded through the generous support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the College of the Muscogee Nation.


Are travel scholarships available?   Yes.  Please download the scholarship application below or contact jane@nativebutterflies.org for more information.


Can I get a copy of the agenda?   Yes.  It is available below as a download.

Downloads

Agenda (pdf)

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Travel Scholarship Application (Oklahoma) (pdf)

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Travel Scholarship Application (Outside Oklahoma) (pdf)

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