Ronda Weizenegger, MTAG '21, presents: "A Company's Culture"; Ronda is an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and part of MTAG Cohort 9. She sought out the program to increase her knowledge in tribal governance as she believes this will enable her to enhance the overall performance of tribal businesses. Ronda began working at Grand Casino Mille Lacs upon its opening in 1991 and served in various roles during her time with the company. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Ronda works with business leaders to identify and execute strategies aimed at enhancing operations.; Shannon Kesner, MTRES '20, presents: "Indani-Biskomaajimin: Returning to Ourselves"; Shannon is a member and life-long resident of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. In addition to her MTRES degree, Shannon holds an A.A. from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and a B.A. in Biology (plant science focus). She worked as a Wetland Specialist for Fond du Lac in the Environmental Department for 9 years and is currently a Tribal Liaison with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Shannon's main focus, or passion, is to accomplish goals that increase awareness of both tribal concerns and potential opportunities regarding food apartheid and food security. This broad focus includes impacts from agricultural practices, on the broader landscape, on natural resources both on reservation lands and within ceded territories.
Please join students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the UMD MTAG [Master of Tribal Administration and Governance] and MTRES [Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship] programs for presentations and conversations highlighting exceptional capstone projects; March 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Weizenegger, Ronda; Kesner, Shannon; University of Minnesota Duluth. Department of American Indian Studies.
MTAG + MTRES Project Showcase (2021-03-27).
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