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NAFOA is committed to supporting tribal economies through sound economic and fiscal policy, innovative learning opportunities, convening thought leadership, and developing resources for tribes that strengthen governance and exercise sovereignty.About Us
MARCH 4, 2021
The agenda is live and registration is open for NAFOA's Virtual 39th Annual Conference on April 26-29, 2021. We are working hard to bring you a virtual conference lineup with compelling education sessions and fun entertainment.
MARCH 1, 2021
March is kicking off with a lot of important updates for tribes. Learn about the Congressional-Tribal Leader call today, how to get no-cost tribal financial management assistance, updates on coronavirus relief, and scholarships for Native students in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Learn about the art of #NAFOA2021 - and be a part of it! Matt Orley of Big Paper Strategies will be returning to draw live illustrations each day of the conference. Register to join us on April 26-29.
FEBRUARY 23, 2021
NAFOA and NCAI invite you to join Congressman Dan Kildee and other House Ways & Means Committee members next Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 EST for a tribal leader discussion on the possible formula for distributing the $20 billion Tribal Relief Fund.
FEBRUARY 22, 2021
NAFOA supports our community by uplifting voices, news, and opportunities from our partners. In the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, learn about our upcoming webinar, funding opportunities, financial coaching for individuals, and more. And make sure to check out the confirmation hearing of Rep. Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior.
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
This 90-minute webinar will build on some of the lessons in previous webinars in our Introduction series and advance your skills in Microsoft Excel. You will learn best practices for designing efficient forecasting models, as well as how to apply scroll bars, goal seek, data tables, and scenario manager to your models.
NAFOA’s pilot podcast “Standing Together for Tomorrow,” invites tribal leaders to discuss the financial, community, and personal impacts of the pandemic on their tribes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Indian Country and isolated our people when we need to support each other the most. Listen as NAFOA’s 1st Vice President, VaRene Martin, sits down with Chairwoman Erica Pinto of Jamul Indian Village and Chairman Bo Mazzetti of Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians to learn more about their community's response to the pandemic and how they are creating solutions for a more hopeful tomorrow.
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.
Virtual 39th Annual Conferenceabout 2 months
Spring ConferenceApril 26, 2021
Introductory Tribal Financial and Accounting Certificate2 months
Professional DevelopmentMay 18, 2021
2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference7 months
Fall ConferenceSeptember 27, 2021
40th Annual Conferenceabout 1 year
ConferencesApril 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