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Tribal Transportation Outreach
About Us

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) provides assistance to Native Nations by providing outreach to facilitate increased accessibility to transportation and advancements in infrastructure and technology and to ultimately enhance tribal livability.

"Collaboration with tribes is an important part of our outreach mission, so we will continue to work in this area and pursue opportunities to expand our work together." – UGPTI Director Denver Tolliver

Mission

To improve safe transportation of people and goods on tribal reservations to enhance livability, community and cultural values through increased accessibility to employment, workforce development opportunities, education, healthcare and housing.

Vision

To be a leader in facilitating improvements in tribal transportation to enhance livability, community and cultural values for reservation residents.

Outreach

  • Training (workforce development, youth, education, technology)
  • Program/resource assistance
  • Partnership/collaborative opportunities
  • Funding opportunities
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Other resources and services as they become available

Tribal Liaison

Joy Anne Annette is the Tribal Liaison within UGPTI, where she will promote current programs, resources, and training to enhance tribal livability throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. Joy will work with people in tribal communities across the region to provide access to UGPTI resources and expertise to facilitate safe transportation, and enhance livability through innovative approaches.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701)231-7767ndsu.ugpti@ndsu.edu