Tribal leadership summit kicks off

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Tribal Leadership Summit started Tuesday at the Bismarck Event Center, organized by the United Tribes Technical College.

Topics range from health care to sovereignty, and summit organizers are hosting more than 350 UTTC students and inviting them to take part in the discussions.

"I think as tribal leaders, a lot of times we have to step back and realize that we speak on behalf of these students. So the students are actually our bosses, so it's important that we step back and listen. So we can know what they want to do going forward," said United Tribes Tribes Technical College Chairman Jamie Azure.

The summit began on a small scale, in one room.

Now, it's the starting point for national legislation for tribal relations.