Virtual 39th Annual Conference
April 26-30, 2021
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WHO WE ARE
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
MAY 5, 2021
Next week, on May 12 and 13th, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will be holding tribal consultations on the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development's (IEED) proposed regulation to implement the Native American Business Incubators Program Act.
MAY 3, 2021
On Friday, April 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury made an announcement ithey would take action to re-allocate a portion of the remaining unpaid funds reserved for tribal governments within the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) under the CARES Act.
MAY 3, 2021
NAFOA is committed to uplifting Indian Country. Want to help us out? NAFOA is currently seeking a new Executive Director. Learn about the position, as well as upcoming consultations, and more in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week.
APRIL 26, 2021
Welcome to #NAFOA2021 Week! Even if you can't attend the Conference, NAFOA is providing all our community members with important news, info about consultations, and financial management resources in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week.
APRIL 21, 2021
The NAFOA Board Members, Cristina Danforth, VaRene Martin, Christina Jimerson, Hattie Mitchell, and Melanie Benjamin, have a special message for our community. Register today and join us next week as we gather the NAFOA community virtually for #NAFOA2021.
APRIL 20, 2021
The subcommittee will be holding a virtual tribal leader session this Thursday April 22, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET to gather input.
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.
2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference5 months
Fall ConferenceSeptember 27, 2021
Online Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program8 months
Professional DevelopmentJanuary 10, 2022
40th Annual Conference11 months
ConferencesApril 4, 2022
2022 Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Programabout 1 year
Professional DevelopmentMay 10, 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