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CHEYENNE & ARAPAHO TRIBES MASTER PLAN & COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) PLAN UPDATE

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What is the Master Plan & CEDS Plan Update?

This planning process is expected to run through summer of 2022 and will engage the tribal community in defining a shared vision. The Master Plan Update will look at all facets of community development and tribal investment, including but not limited to: land use and development patterns; major infrastructure and facilities planning; attraction of commercial development; land and natural resource allocation; transportation; parks and open space management; disaster preparedness, and regional coordination. The CEDS Plan Update will ensure the goals and recommendations within the Master Plan have an economically feasible roadmap to implementation and funding.

This process is being done with the support of a grant which allowed us to retain the firm Logan Simpson, with assistance from two native-owned firm partners: 7 Directions Architects and Tepa Engineering.

How can I get involved?

As shown on the project timeline below, each phase will have public events to listen to and respond to the tribal members. Preparing a successful long-range Tribal development strategy depends on meaningful conversations among a broad range of people, and your feedback is integral to the process. Please visit this website often and follow us on social media to stay informed of ongoing engagement opportunities.

Current involvement opportunities:

 

Questionnaire: Complete a 10-min questionnaire (here) or its printed version available on the Oct 15th Tribal Tribune and get a $20 gift card to Walmart.

Recent Zoom webinar attendees: If you attended a Zoom webinar, we have your email on file and will be contacting you by Nov. 15th to arrange the gift card distributions/pick up ($30/session, for up to 4 sessions ($120 max). Stay tuned for an email from us.

GIFT CARDS DISTRIBUTION WILL START NOVEMBER 15TH.

 

 

 

  • Defining and Shaping Housing Options for our Tribes: join other Tribal members in defining and shaping the range of types of housing needed for our Tribal members as well as the desired features to make our homes more safe, accessible, affordable, and culturally .

 

Click (here) to register for your preferred timeslot

Monday, October 11 @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 12 @ 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

  • Building Livable Communities for our Tribes: livable communities, or livability, is a well understood concept in urban areas, but less so in rural areas and on tribal lands. Given the unique culture and sovereignty of the tribes, livability can be different for each tribal community. The goal of livability is that one can conveniently and safely access all they need for their daily lives, right in their communities. Join us in discussing what livability can look like for the Concho, Clinton, and Canton Reserves.

 

Concho | Click here to register for your preferred option

Tuesday, October 12 @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Clinton

Wednesday, October 13 @ 12:30-2:00 pm | (Click here to register)

Wednesday, October 13 @ 5:00-6:30 pm | (Click here to register)

 

Canton

Thursday, October 14 @ 12:30-2:00 pm | (Click here to register)

Thursday, October 14 @ 5:00-6:30 pm | (Click here to register)

 

Questionnaire #2: Building our Communities

Take this 10-min questionnaire (here)  and help in shape housing opportunities and build communities in the Tribes’ different land holdings, with attention given to the Concho, Clinton, and Canton reserves.

Past involvement opportunities:

  • Phase 2 Online Brainstorming Sessions: Thanks to everyone that took the time to join these sessions and share your input with us. Your contributions will help shape the future of the Tribes. Stay tuned for a Phase 2 Summary report by the end of the year.
  • Phase 1 resulted in over 600 community comments! Thank you to the knowledge holders for talking to us during one-on-one interviews, to the many individuals that attended a Listening Session across our Tribal lands, and to the many more who visited our Information Booths at the Oklahoma Indian Nation Pow-Wow and Summerfest Activities. For a summary of all these engagement activities, click here.

Stay in the loop:

  • There will be other engagement opportunities over the planning process. For more information, please visit this site often, or follow the Tribes’ Planning and Development Facebook Page @CandAPandD – click here.

 

Project Timeline

Important Documents

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