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Workforce Wednesday

November 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workforce Wednesday

Building Bridges: DEI as an Effective Recruitment, Retention & Sustainability Strategy: American Indian Workforce

Nearly 80,000 Minnesotans identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives, with seven Ojibwa tribal nations and four Lakota tribal nations located in our great state. In addition, Minnesota has urban communities that are home to native people and cultures. In fact, the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis has one of the highest percentages of population who identify as .American Indian and Alaska Native of any community in the U.S. The Native cultures of Minnesota are rich with cultural, spiritual, and geographic variety. Celebrating and championing this uniqueness within our organizational cultures and operations is an important step in growing healthy and sustainable communities.

Join us for an engaging discussion around strategies that support and strengthen our American Indian Workforce.  We will explore resources available on a state and local level, and we will provide opportunities to connect with community builders who are already invested in our Native communities and workforce.

We will talk with organizations that are currently succeeding at building meaningful connections between our Indigenous and non-Native neighbors, and who are doing the work to strengthen and sustain these valuable relationships.

Please join our panel of subject matter experts, as they offer insight and perspective on how DEI strategies not only benefit us as employers but provide a roadmap of sustainability for our local economies and communities as well.

Please join prepared to share your experiences and ideas! 

Be sure to check out our optional “Workforce Wednesday: Unplugged” immediately following the event for an extra 30 minutes of Q & A and the opportunity to turn your camera on, unmute yourself, and ask questions directly to the Regional Workforce Consultants, as well as the session’s panelists. 

This event will be recorded and will be made available for viewing after the event. 

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For general questions and accommodation requests, please email: james.whirlwindsoldier@state.mn.us


November 2, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm