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Special Discussion on US-Indigenous Trade Coming April 4th

2024 Fireside Chat Series: 

 Indigenous Trade Policy featuring Jamila Thompson

We’re pleased to continue our online series on Indigenous Law and Policy. This April, listen in as the exciting discussion of the US 2022-2026 Strategic Plan for Native American trade continues. Hear about Native American international trade opportunities and initiatives developing alongside the new Made in America Tribal Trade Policy.


Don’t Miss Our Speaker


Jamila Thompson

Acting Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to Ambassador Tai,

the United States Trade Representative for the President of the United States of America


Office of the United States Trade Representative
Executive Office of the President

Jamila Thompson serves as acting Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Ambassador Katherine Tai, the 19th U.S. Trade Representative.  Ms. Thompson spent nearly two decades working on Capitol Hill, most recently as chief of staff to Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA). She previously worked as a legislative assistant for Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and as a volunteer coordinator and translator for various non-profit organizations.  Ms. Thompson also served on the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs in Washington, D.C. and is a senior fellow and mentor with Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership.  Goucher College named Ms. Thompson as one of the inaugural recipients of its Distinguished Alumnae and Alumni Award; she is also a graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  Ms. Thompson is a member of The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  An avid tennis player, she and her husband reside in Washington, D.C.


Don’t Miss IITIO’s Resident Authority on the Indigenous Foreign Trade Zone


Dr. James (Jim) Collard, CITP/FIBP, FM

Director of Economic Development, CPN

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Iron Horse Industrial Park & Foreign Trade Zone


All of which is presented to you as ever by

 Your Humble Guide and Master of Ceremonies


Wayne Garnons-Williams, M.P.A., LL.M., Chair

International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization (IITIO)


 Thursday April 4, 2024

3:00 pm – 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time North America)

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