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Call for MTRPA Tribal Board Member

October 12, 2022

Call for MTRPA Tribal Board Member

Montana Trails, Recreation, and Park Association (MTRPA), is an affiliate of the National Recreation
and Park Association (NRPA). We are on a mission to help Montana preserve and utilize our parks,
trails, and recreation resources across the state while supporting the growth of our professional industry
behind the scenes of these beloved areas and programs. In an effort to include, increase and prioritize
the presence of indigenous organizations and agencies in our Association, we are inviting Tribes
throughout Montana to join our Association.

The MTRPA Board has been asked to create a Tribal Board Member position and membership tier for
Tribal members. Further, a land acknowledgement was proposed, and is currently being crafted, to
include on the MTRPA website, offices, and other visible materials. At MTRPA 2022 Annual
Conference, the Board officially voted to open a Tribal Board member position. It is our hope that
fulfilling this position will generate advice from Tribal members which is needed in our Association in
order to support Trails, Recreation, and Parks across the traditional land of the Crow, Northern
Cheyenne, Sioux, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, Chippewa, Cree, Blackfeet, Salish, Kootenai, Pend
d’Oreille, and Little Shell Chippewa, also known as the state of Montana.

We are seeking nominations for our new Tribal Board position. The nominated individuals will be asked
to provide advisory support and recommendations for implementation of the Association’s vision, goals,
strategic work program, awards program implementation, new officer training, legislative activity, by-law
adherence and review, and other interests as determined by the Association and Executive Board in
relation to Tribal lands, non-tribal lands, and all other general MTRPA business.

Currently, we are searching for advice about a Tribal Membership tier that could be at a lower cost than
other membership tiers. Would you or your organization/agency be interested in working with us on this
endeavor? Your participation could strengthen our acknowledgements and allyship across parks,
recreation, trails, natural resources, and conservation departments within Montana.

To inquire, send a letter of interest to
Please let us know if you have any questions about joining us.

Cassie Lasson
Resource Development Coordinator

Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association
Physical: 700 West Custer Ave
Mailing: PO Box 7388
Helena, MT 59604

Please share with your Tribal connections!


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