Podcast

Tribal Economic Development Podcast

Over the course of its short history, Waséyabek Development Company has worked diligently to create a sustainable path forward for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi through economic diversification, revenue generation, and job creation. This pathway to success contains many valuable lessons learned – Tribal Economic Development: A Waséyabek Podcast, aims to share those lessons in an engaging and meaningful way.

Hosts: Deidra Mitchell, Waséyabek President and CEO, and Erika Weiss, Assistant General Counsel

Episodes: New episodes are posted bi-monthly, on the last Wednesday of the month.

Where to Find Us: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts

New episodes are listed below. You can also visit the Tribal Economic Development website on Buzzsprout.

Episodes

Tribal Talks Archive

Deidra Mitchell and Erika Weiss also previously partnered on the “Tribal Talks” podcast, which was produced in conjunction with Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. Episodes from Tribal Talks, which ran in 2020, are available via the archive below.

Tribal Talks: Episode #5

Tribal Talks: Episode #5

Tribal Talks walks through the deal flow process and discusses the need for transparency and open communication no matter what type of deal you are working. Erika and Deidra with the help of their guest, Kip Ritchie, President of Greenfire...

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Tribal Talks: Episode #4

Tribal Talks: Episode #4

This special episode of Tribal Talks provides guidance on how tribal businesses can navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Monica King, president of DWH, joins co-hosts Erika Weiss of Barnes & Thornburg and Deidra Mitchell of Waseyabek Development Company...

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Tribal Talks: Episode #3

Tribal Talks: Episode #3

Tribal Talks explores the issue of due diligence and how to evaluate an opportunity within the context of your strategic plan. Along with their guest, James TenBrink of Waséyabek Development Company, Erika and Deidra discuss the importance of due...

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Tribal Talks: Episode #2

Tribal Talks: Episode #2

Clay Vanderpool, Managing Director & Tribal Economic Development Practice Leader for DWH in Detroit, joins hosts Erika Weiss and Deidra Mitchell to discuss strategic planning for tribal economic development efforts. We discuss why this process...

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Tribal Talks: Episode #1

Tribal Talks: Episode #1

Meet hosts Erika Weiss of Barnes & Thornburg and Deidra Mitchell of Waséyabek Development Company, as we discuss our backgrounds in tribal culture and our experience working in Native American law and policy, economic development, and small...

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