Plans for 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium Ramp Up on Tails of USDA’s Revised Hemp Guidelines

The 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium will take place February 19-20, 2020, at the Valley Center, California-based Harrah’s Resort and Casino, owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. (Photo Courtesy Native Network Consulting)

Native Network Consulting anticipates interest in the 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium gaining even greater traction than prior years, given the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s release of revised hemp guidelines on October 29, 2019. The new regulations, in progress since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, recognize Tribal Nations as equal to states. 

The 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium will take place February 19-20, 2020, at the Harrah’s Resort and Casino in sunny Southern California. The Valley Center, California-based venue is owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.

A press release calls the event “the most qualified gathering of Tribal and hemp industry experts working at the forefront of this booming industry.”

The conference will examine hemp and cannabis as drivers of Tribal economic development. 

It will showcase what’s currently taking place in Indian Country, and the potential for more development and market penetration. 

Tribal GREEN Symposium is hosted by a Native-owned, female-operated group of passionate professionals dedicated to the success of Indian Country: Native Network Consulting. 

“We are focused on Nation-building through Tribal economic development — be it through gaming, energy, and in this case, hemp and cannabis, the Symposium was developed to help Indian Country find those efficiencies and work towards entering and navigating through the new ‘Green’ economy,” says La Vonne Peck, former Chairwoman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and partner at Native Network Consulting, organizer of the event.

Learn more about the Tribal GREEN Symposium 2020 on the Native Network Consulting website, nativenetworkconsulting.com.

As a Tribal GREEN Symposium press release underscores, “No other agriculture crop can feed, clothe, house and heal entire communities like hemp can.”

Hemp, which does not contain THC (the chemical component that causes a person to become “high”), is used for a number of commercial purposes, such as paper, clothing, food, medicine, fuel, and “cannabidiol” (CBD), a hemp extract widely recognized for its use in treating a variety of medical ailments and treatment of childhood epilepsy.

“North America was built on the Hemp crop, and it has been recently uncovered that Tribal communities used this plant in everyday life, too,” the press release states. 

In its third year, the Tribal GREEN Symposium will address topics never before possible, including: USDA Tribal Hemp plans, Federal crop insurance, Inter-Tribal trade, Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) and supply chain opportunities.

Native Network Consulting underscores that this is an historical time for Tribes, as the USDA’s updated Industrial Hemp regulations honor Tribal authority over hemp production within their territories. This will shape the way Tribes move forward in the hemp industry. All new industries provide a rare chance for economic development opportunities, Native Network Consulting emphasizes. 

“This is a chance to self-determine again to vitalize our communities with the healing properties of the hemp plant,” states the Tribal GREEN Symposium release. 

The conference targets Tribal leaders, Council members, business committees and CEOs. 

Native Network Consulting invites you to join the 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium to discuss how Tribes are approaching this industry creatively, collaboratively and strategically at their one-of-a-kind event — where Tribal sovereignty will ground each discussion. 

Last year, Native Network Consulting hosted their 2nd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium & Golf Tournament in Las Vegas. Guests included Las Vegas Paiute Tribal leaders and representatives of the Tribe’s NuWu Cannabis Marketplace. The cannabis megastore, featuring a 24-hour drive-thru window — and more recently, a cannabis tasting room — is located just north of the Las Vegas Strip. 

NuWu Cannabis Marketplace is located on sovereign Las Vegas Paiute Tribal land north of Las Vegas. The attraction serves more than 3,000 people daily and boasts a drive-thru service, tasting room and more. (Courtesy NuWu Cannabis Marketplace for Native Business)

At the 2nd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium, which took place November 13-14, 2018 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Sean Sherman, the founder and CEO of The Sioux Chef, served as the special guest. 

Special guests for 2020 have yet to be announced. 

For more information about the 3rd Annual Tribal GREEN Symposium, including tickets and pricing, Native Network Consulting invites you to call (760) 533-4005, email [email protected], or visit Native Network Consulting’s website

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