August 1: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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Photo of the Week: Last Week, NAFOA’s 1st Vice President, VaRene Martin, attended the American Indian Chamber Expo and moderated a panel of past and current women tribal leaders.

(From left to right: VaRene Martin, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Mvskoke (Creek) Nation; Chairwoman Norma Contreras, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians; Former Chairwoman Rosemary Morillo, Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians; Vice Chairwoman Tishmall Turner, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians; On the screen: Chairwoman Erica Pinto, Jamul Indian Village)

1. POLICY: TREASURY LAUNCHES LOCAL ASSISTANCE AND TRIBAL CONSISTENCY FUND

Last week, Treasury launched the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) for eligible Tribal governments.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriated $2 billion to Treasury across fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to provide payments to eligible revenue-sharing counties and eligible Tribal governments for use on any governmental purpose except for lobbying activity.

Eligible Tribal governments must request funding by October 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM AKDT. If an eligible Tribal government does not complete its submission by that deadline, the Tribal government will not be eligible for either the first or second payment under the LATCF. The first payment will be available immediately and will be made to Tribes on a rolling basis. Treasury expects to make the second payment in fiscal year 2023.


2. FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE AWARD – NAFOA FALL FINANCE AND TRIBAL ECONOMIES CONFERENCE

Calling all recent and current graduate students and NAFOA Leadership Summit Alumni! NAFOA has a unique award opportunity for you. The award is an opportunity to attend the 2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference at Foxwood Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut from Oct 3-4, 2022.  The two-day conference provides networking opportunities and facilitates important dialogues about tribal finance and economic issues impacting tribal economies.

Eligibility: Must be a current/recent graduate student and/or NAFOA Leadership Summit Alumnus employed at a tribe. Graduate students pursuing programs in business, finance, economics, accounting, law, policy, and other related fields are preferred. 

The Graduate Student Conference Award covers:

  • Hotel & Conference Fees
  • Airfare up to $500.00 reimbursement
  • Ground Transportation up to $150.00

(Check-In: Sunday, October 2, 2022; Checkout: October 4, 2022)

The application deadline is Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Please email education@nafoa.org for any questions or concerns.


3. CONFERENCE: STAY FOR THE STRIKES AT #NAFOAFALL22

Join us for bowling, beverages, and billiards at NAFOA’s Closing Reception at High Rollers Luxury Lanes on Tuesday, October 4th. Enjoy the networking, food, and fun to celebrate the end of a productive conference. There’s not a moment to spare, so register today!

Don’t miss out on the discounted room rate at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The NAFOA room block is in the Fox Tower.  Please note that Saturday night is currently sold out.  You can reserve a room for that night in the Grand Pequot Tower or Great Cedar, but the group rate isn’t available at those hotels.


4. FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP FOR TOMORROW CAREER PREP (CP) PROGRAM

The Career Prep application opens on August 1, 2022.

As a college student, the path to figuring out your passion and graduating with a job offer can feel overwhelming. MLT’s Career Prep (CP) program provides Fellows with a winning professional playbook, 18 months of one-on-one coaching, and an accelerating network of 8,000 MLT Rising Leaders. 

MLT will help you gain career-accelerating skills not taught in classrooms, cultivate personal clarity, and connect with top employers for potential internships and full-time roles.

Career Prep provides general programming across a variety of industries. MLT also offers specialty programming for students interested in these specific functions and industries:

  • Software Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Corporate Management

5. JOBS: PASKENTA BAND OF NOMLAKI INDIANS IS SEEKING DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

Under the direction and guidance of the CFO, the job responsibilities of Director of Accounting include but are not limited to fiscal management, oversight of the financial accounting and timely reporting, implement systems, perform internal audit functions of processes and systems. Accounting and Reporting responsibilities span across all segments of Tribe including Government, Clinic, and Paskenta Enterprises. Responsible for the implementation of systems to ensure effective and efficient processes and controls. Responsible for the annual audit of the financial accounts of the Tribe and its business units. Internal audit will be performed as per the directive of the Tribal Council.


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