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OCTOBER 18, 2021
It's Monday and NAFOA has the 5 things you need to know this week! Check out the recording of our recent webinar with the Economic Development Administration on ARP funding for tribes and learn about the latest education and career opportunities.
OCTOBER 13, 2021
Every year, the NAFOA Board of Directors select and highlight some of our strongest Native American leaders who have brought about positive change for Indian Country. Throughout the course of their careers, these leaders have done incredible work dedicating years advocating on behalf of their communities and Native communities nationwide.
OCTOBER 12, 2021
In the latest 5 Things You Need to Know this Week, learn about an upcoming webinar with the EDA on ARP funding, grant opportunities in agriculture, and news from the NAFOA community.
OCTOBER 7, 2021
On October 14th, NAFOA will be hosting a webinar with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) on their updated Tribal eligibility regulations as well as an overview of funding available through their recent programs.
OCTOBER 4, 2021
The Economic Development Administration (EDA), which helps facilitate regional economic growth in communities across the country, announced today that it has updated its regulations to create greater opportunities for Native American Communities to participate in its grant programs. The new rule, published last week in the Federal Register, extends EDA Tribal eligibility to include for-profit entities that are wholly owned by and established for the benefit of a Tribe.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
The Biden Administration has announced that they will be hosting the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit the week of November 8th 2021. The specific dates and time will be posted in a follow-up announcement. This will be the 9th Tribal Nations Summit and the first Tribal Nations Summit held by the White House in over 4 years
NAFOA Policy Memo
Week of August 30th, 2021
- Jun 23 - Roundtable discussion on “Concrete Solutions: Building a Successful Foundation for Native Communities’ Infrastructure Development"
- Jun 9 - Nomination Hearing to consider Bryan Todd Newland to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
- May 12 - Oversight Hearing “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Tourism Economies One Year Later”
NAFOA is here to provide resources and information as Indian Country continues to navigate the latest COVID-19 Developments. Learn more about the status of legislative efforts that advocate for Indian Country's relief inclusion and the progress of the Tribal COVID-19 working group comprised of national and regional native organizations across the country.RESOURCES
NAFOA hosts and partners with key groups to provide educational and informational events to a wide variety of audiences.
Online Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program3 months
Professional DevelopmentJanuary 10, 2022
40th Annual Conference5 months
ConferencesApril 4, 2022
2022 Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program7 months
Professional DevelopmentMay 10, 2022
2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference11 months
Fall ConferenceOctober 3, 2022
Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises
The Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises (Orange Book) addresses the complex economic activity and related entity differences of tribal settings. It also presents an overview of the financial reporting framework in a tribal setting. The Orange Book includes ten chapters covering the unique operating environment of tribal governments from financial reporting with business activities to fiduciary activities to federal tax and information reporting. The Orange Book was informally reviewed by accounting standard setters and includes sample tribal financial statements.Learn more