February 16: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
February 16, 2021
Photo of the Week: You've been waiting for it - NAFOA's podcast "Standing for Tomorrow" featuring Chairman Bo Mazzetti (Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians) and Chairwoman Erican Pinto (Jamul Indian Village) is now easily available to stream on your mobile device! 📱🔈 Stream on Apple Podcast (*NEW*), Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NAFOA'S VIRTUAL 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Register today for NAFOA's Virtual 39th Annual Conference taking place April 26-29, 2021. Even though we won't be in-person, the conference will still bring together tribal, state, federal, and industry partners to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country. We are working hard to bring you a virtual conference lineup with compelling education sessions and fun entertainment.
Thanks to the generosity of our Corporate Partners, NAFOA has a number of Sponsored Complimentary Registrations available to tribal members and employees to attend the conference. Please contact VaRene Martin or Dustin VanWinkle for more information.
JOIN NAFOA'S POLICY TEAM!
Are you interested in working in Native American policy and wanting to help improve Indian Country? A position with the NAFOA team might be the right fit for you!
The positions are open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com as soon as possible. Please be sure to include "[Position] Application" in the subject line.
3. FOR TRIBES:
RECORDING - TRIBAL COVID-19 TOWN HALL: $1.9T RECONCILIATION PACKAGE
NAFOA along several national organizations convened a Tribal Leader Town Hall tomorrow Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3:00 EST to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - which includes a proposed $20 billion tribal relief fund - that Congress is expected to pass next week using budget reconciliation rules. Read more about the Tribal Provisions in the proposed legislation in NAFOA's latest broadcast.
Watch a recording of this and past Tribal Leader Town Halls and see other COVID-19 updates on NAFOA's COVID-19 Resource page.
4. FOR ENTREPRENEURS:
1ST GENERATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BUILDING A BUSINESS WITHOUT A FINANCIAL SAFETY NET
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Growing Native STEM Business program supports the development of Native-owned, STEM businesses through webinars, mini-grants, and coaching.
Berkeley Haas is proud to present a webinar as part of an ongoing partnership with AISES focusing on how entrepreneurs can manage startup risk, especially without a financial safety net.
5. FOR CHANGEMAKERS:
2021 INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FELLOWSHIP
How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?
A $10,000 grant will be provided to each selected Fellow. Please note that all innovators own and retain the rights to their own work, technology, data, and intellectual property—the Indigenous Communities Fellowship serves to provide Native innovators with the support and resources they need to advance their work.