1. CONFERENCE: DOWNLOAD THE NAFOA NAVIGATOR
Whether you’re attending the 41st Annual NAFOA Conference in Washington, DC, or not, the NAFOA Navigator is available for digital download.
The Navigator features over 100 pages of updates on NAFOA and our programs, articles, policy reports, spotlights on featured member tribes, a congressional calendar, and much more.
2. NATIVE STUDENTS: AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students enrolled in certificate, undergraduate, or graduate programs at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools.
The application for the 2023-2024 academic year opened on February 1st, 2023, and will have a priority deadline of May 31st, 2023. If you have additional questions about the scholarship application or your status, please contact a member of our Student Success Services team at email@example.com, or at 800-987-3863.
The College Fund is hosting a Scholarship Application Q & A on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm Eastern. Join the scholarships team for a question and answer session on our application! Bring all of your questions so you can submit the best application possible!
3. FOR TRIBES: THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT: BENEFITS FOR TRIBES
Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:00 AM PT
Has your Tribe considered the opportunities created by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)? The direct pay provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act can not only help you make your communities more energy resilient by investments in electric vehicles, solar, wind, geothermal, and battery storage—but also represent a historic opportunity to diversify your economy and create quality jobs through investments in manufacturing and other clean energy technologies.
Join Moss Adams and Native American Bank for our webcast, The Inflation Reduction Act: Benefits for Tribes. We’ll discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act breaks the cycle of competitive grant funding, financing opportunities, and how the direct pay provisions put cash directly into Indian Country through investments in:
- Clean fuels
- Carbon reduction technologies
- Clean electricity
- Green manufacturing
- Clean vehicles
- Green building and construction
4. COMMUNITY WEBINAR: ADVANCING FINANCIAL MOBILITY WITHIN NATIVE COMMUNITIES
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time
The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHI TCU), along with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor, have been hosting a virtual four-part dialogue series that addresses multiple topics that impact employment for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
This virtual dialogue, the third in the series, will review economic disparities and access to financial resources within Native communities. The American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the United States continue to face pervasive structural barriers to economic advancement. Speakers will share strategies for supporting Native individuals, including those with disabilities, with resources for economic self-sufficiency, the importance of banking, and financial education. You will also hear personal stories from Native speakers with disabilities on their financial journey to economic advancement and self-sufficiency.
5. JOBS: SHINNECOCK INDIAN NATION IS SEEKING SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
The Senior Accountant is a high-level position within the Shinnecock Indian Nation governmental structure and has a leading role in the Finance Department. The position requires extensive skill and accreditation in the fields of accounting and public finance. Areas of operation include all accounting, banking, and financial reporting functions of the tribal government. These specific functions are more fully explained below in the Job Duties and Responsibilities section.
The role of the Senior Accountant is the primary management and administration related to a very technical and highly regulated field. Persons having extensive knowledge of accounting and financial management are encouraged to apply.
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