Register for Free Tribal Public Safety Dialogue Session May 25th

LSU NCBRT/ACE invites you to join the second in a series of free and virtual public safety conversations for and with tribal citizens and emergency responders.

The open forum sessions are held monthly and focus on an emergency management topic or issue. Each session will feature guest speakers from a variety of tribal communities and LSU NCBRT/ACE subject matter experts.

We encourage tribal citizens and responders to join the sessions and utilize this collaborative environment to share their experiences, challenges and success stories.

This month's session will focus on COVID-19 updates, re-opening efforts in tribal nations, and the federal grant application process.

The session will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm CST

Speakers for this session include:

  • Josh Reed, Executive director for the Blue Lake Tribal Gaming Commission in Blue Lake, CA and reserve sergeant for Blue Lake Tribal Police Department
  • Paul Downing, Director of Emergency Management for Passamaquoddy Tribe, ​co-chair of the National Congress of American Indians' Public Safety & Justice subcommittee, member of FEMA National Advisory Committee, and co-chair of the United South and Eastern Tribes Homeland Security and Emergency Services Committee
  • Polly Edwards, Environmental Program Coordinator and Emergency Manager for the Caddo Nation
  • Nelson Andrews, Director of Emergency Management for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and co-chair of United South and Eastern Tribes Public Safety Committee


Register for the Tribal Public Safety Dialogue Session

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Upcoming Session Topics Include:

  • All hazards planning and response during the pandemic
  • Ongoing pandemic recovery efforts in tribal communities
  • Active shooter/threat
  • School and campus safety


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LSU NCBRT/ACE is a national center for emergency preparedness and response training has endeavored to provide relevant training for tribal, state, local and territorial responders. Our team looks forward to working with your tribal nation and all Indian Country. Together we will work to overcome this pandemic and to better prepare protect our communities from all threats.