Through its work in growing tribal economies and strengthening tribal finance, NAFOA supports the advancement of independent and culturally vibrant American Indian and Alaska Native communities. NAFOA launched over three decades ago as the Native American Finance Officers Association to highlight the role of tribal finance in fostering economic opportunities. Since that time, NAFOA has grown along with tribal economies.
What We Do
NAFOA advocates sound economic and fiscal policy, develops innovative training programs in financial management, builds the financial and economic skills of the next generation, and convenes tribal leadership, experienced professionals, and economic partners to meet the challenges of economic growth and change.
THE NAFOA COMMUNITY
Who We Are
Our History Highlights
Founded in 1982 as the Native American Finance Officers Association.
1st Annual Leadership Awards
The NAFOA Leadership Awards honors the accomplishments of a tribal leader, tribal executive, financial deal advancing tribal economies and an education program positively impacting Native Americans.
Orange Book Published
The Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Their Enterprises (Orange Book) at NAFOA’s 35th Annual Conference.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
NAFOA leads inter-organizational efforts to advocate for relief for tribes.
NAFOA celebrated its 40th Anniversary in Seattle, WA
What does "NAFOA" stand for?
Launched over 40 years ago, the Native American Finance Officers Association started as a gathering for tribal financial professionals working to develop policies and procedures necessary for their tribes to succeed. Since that time, NAFOA has grown along with tribal economies.