1. CONFERENCE: HEAR FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS AT #NAFOA2023
During the General Session on Tuesday, April 25th hear updates from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). Senator Cortez Masto will address her priorities for Indian Country in 2023 and her legislative goals for the 118th Congress. Congresswoman Moore will discuss the important tax reform legislation for Indian Country she is working on with her staff.
2. NAFOA BOARD: SHE GREW UP WITH LITTLE. NOW HATTIE MITCHELL IS A LEADER IN PHOENIX FIRM’S NATIONAL TRIBAL PRACTICE
Growing up on a reservation in Kansas, Hattie Mitchell had very little. She spent her childhood working on her family’s land and often saw her mother work endlessly to develop a budget her family could afford. She watched her mother work as the tribal treasurer and was exposed to math and finance at a young age. Mitchell always enjoyed the intricacies of math and had aspirations of becoming a tribal leader like her mother. She made those dreams come true.
From: Phoenix Business Journal
Hattie Mitchell serves as the Treasurer on the NAFOA Board of Directors.
3. FOR TCUS: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSITIONING TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO CLEAN ENERGY
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for $15 million to transition Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to clean energy.
“Tribal Colleges and Universities play an integral role in cultivating Native American leaders with the experience, knowledge, and passion to pursue innovative pathways toward a sustainable future,” said Wahleah Johns, Director of the Office of Indian Energy. “By investing in our Native youth and clean energy infrastructure across these institutions of higher education, we are helping lay a foundation for the next generation of leaders to shape the future of energy in Indian Country.”
Through this FOA, the DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from TCUs for:
- Clean energy project and curriculum planning; and,
- Clean energy technology and curriculum deployment.
See Section III.A. of the FOA for eligibility information.
Awards from this FOA range from $100,000 to $250,000 for planning grants and from $250,000 to $4 million for deployment grants. DOE anticipates issuing approximately 10 to 25 awards under this FOA.
Applications are due July 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.
4. WEBINAR: GROWING A SUSTAINABLE WORKFORCE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
April 19, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
This live hour-long virtual webinar will focus on key considerations in growing and sustaining a healthy and robust workforce. The webinar will highlight the unique work of the Native American Health Center.
- Understand how to employ best practices for incorporating employee feedback on workplace experiences to empower and retain current workforce.
- Learn how health care systems can expand thinking around workforce issues to plan strategies to address and sustain today’s health care worforce needs.
- Identify ways to incorporate staff wellness program to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction.
- Anthony Guzman, Native American Health Center
- Michelle Shawnego, Native American Health Center
5. JOBS: STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE IS SEEKING CONTROLLER SERVICES (RFP)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (the “Tribe”) will accept proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms for the Tribe’s Controller services for a two (2) year contract term, with the Tribe retaining an option to renew for two (2) additional years. Interested firms should submit three (3) copies and an electronic copy of their proposal in a sealed envelope in the format described below to:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Attn: Ernestine Jamerson, Chief Finance Officer
PO Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
To be considered, the proposal must be received by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2023.
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