April 11:  5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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April 11: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

April 11, 2022


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1.
POLICY: APPLY FOR TREASURY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RACIAL EQUALITY

Last week, the Department of Treasury published a solicitation of nominations for membership to the Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity (TACRE). Tribal Leaders and other qualified applicants are encouraged to apply until April 15, 2022.

The TACRE will be composed of up to 25 individuals and will provide assistance, intelligence, and recommendations to Treasury leadership on priority issues and topics at the intersection of economic policy and racial equity.

The Department anticipates topics of discussion within this forum will include, but not be limited to, financial inclusion, capital access, housing stability, federal government supplier diversity, tax policy, and economic development.

Learn More

2.
WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR ARTS AND CRAFTS ONLINE: AN E-COMMERCE PRIMER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE

Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists and craftspeople face unique challenges with the shift to online sales and continued limits on attendance at local arts and crafts fairs. Register now to join on April 14 at 3:00pm ET for this free webinar to learn how to develop and expand your e-commerce presence.

During this program, speakers will explore the various options that Native American visual artists and craftspeople can consider for sales of their arts and crafts, including:
Online directories
Facebook
E-commerce sites for artisans
Online auction sites
Setting up an online store

The series has been organized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board and Indian Dispute Resolution Services.Register to Join

3.
FROM THE NAFOA NAVIGATOR: DEPLOY DIGITAL BANKING TOOLS TO COMBAT CYBER FRAUD AND STREAMLINE OPERATIONS By Dawson Her Many Horses, Wells Fargo, Head of Native American Banking

"Payment fraud is growing at a record pace. It only takes one incident for a company to be compromised. In 2020, 74% of organizations faced attempted or actual payments fraud, according to an Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) survey. Companies of all sizes are at risk. What can your company do to reduce exposure to cyber payments fraud?

Are your payments a target for fraud?

In 2020, AFP reported that 66% of companies experienced fraud through payment by check. Wire transfers made up 39% of the attacks, with ACH debits accounting for 34%. Corporate/commercial cards (24%) and ACH credits (19%) follow closely behind. Sophisticated fraudsters with time and patience can cause significant losses by attempting to appear legitimate and attacking during vulnerable nonprofit organization transitions. Your first line of defense is to understand the risks. There are two key fraud threats that can affect nonprofits using digital channels to conduct business, as identified by the AFP."

Read More in the NAFOA Navigator (pg. 117-120)

4.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES: BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP - MAY 13, 2022

Time/Date:
1:00pm EST-4:00pm EST May 13, 2022

This series of sessions will provide operational and leadership strategies to build capacity and foster growth for new business owners, including marketing, organizational types, managing cash flow, financial management, financing, pop-up economy (for product concept and testing before investment), and resource capacity building.

Registration is FREE for Native Americans and those working within Indian Country. In accordance with 2 CFR Chapter II Part 200, OMB Super Circular, Subpart E (Cost Principles), Provision 200.432 (Conferences), the Native Learning Center exercises discretion and judgment in ensuring that costs for conferences, training, technical assistance, and all other meetings and events (including retreats, seminars, symposiums, workshops, etc.), are appropriate, necessary, and managed in a manner that minimizes costs to its Federal award.

Register for the Workshop

5.
JOBS: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO IS SEEKING SENIOR NATIVE COMMUNITIES OUTREACH MANAGER

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has a fantastic opportunity for a Sr. Native Communities Outreach Manager to join their team. Are you passionate about helping to drive real change in Native communities? Are you bursting with ideas (both big and small) on how to do this? If so, this could be an ideal opportunity for you!

Learn More and Apply