July 12: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
July 12, 2021
Photo of the Week: Meet NAFOA's Media Coordinator Intern, Kellen Moore (Passamaquoddy Tribe)! Kellen is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, graduating with a BS in Economics. He is most passionate about environmental issues and tribal sovereignty and hopes to learn as much as he can about tribal finance and economic development during his internship.
1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
WEBINAR: NAVIGATING THE MBA JOURNEY
For many, an MBA is a critical step on the path to senior leadership. MLT’s MBA Prep programs provide African American, Latinx, and Native American professionals with personalized guidance and effective tools to successfully navigate the business school application process, and optimize their MBA experience. MLT’s MBA Professional Development (PD) program prepares high-achieving, people of color to become senior leaders in business and social sector organizations. Fellows’ success will trigger a multiplier effect of influence and impact to benefit their organizations and communities. Come learn how MLT's program and unique approach with our world-class coaches can help advance you closer to your MBA and beyond.
Join us on Thursday, July 15 at 3:00 pm EDT. The webinar is free and open to the public.
Bonus for attendees: The deadline for MLT's MBA Prep Accelerated Program closes July 16th. Attendees of the webinar will get an additional two-week extension to apply. Advanced registration for the webinar is required.
2. FOR STUDENTS:
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND 2021 SUMMER OF SUCCESS VIRTUAL CAMP
The American Indian College Fund Student Success Services and Native Pathways Program is excited to host this Summer of Success virtual camp experience for high school and college students, staff, faculty, and families.
This interactive camp, centered on Native culture, features:
- interactive college and career readiness workshops
- panelists to share their experiences
- wellness practices
- college and employer representatives
- Native presenters with engaging messages
Students and families will learn strategies to support your education journey towards your career goals and aspirations. Staff and faculty will engage in conversation on effective practices to support student programming for college and career success. Register to join for FREE on July 20-22.
RURAL DECENTRALIZED WATER SYSTEMS GRANT PROGRAM
The Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water and septic systems for households in eligible rural areas.
The fund may be used to construct, refurbish, or service individually-owned household water well and septic systems. Terms for the loans include one percent fixed interest rate, a 20-year maximum term, and a $15,000 maximum loan per household.
Applications must be filed electronically at www.grants.gov. Applications will not be accepted by fax transmission or electronic mail. Your application must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on July 19, 2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES MOVE TO MAKE REAL ESTATE A FORCE FOR RENEWAL
"Native Americans have been systematically dispossessed of their ancestral lands for more than a century, thanks to federal land-management policies. But a spate of new real estate projects highlights efforts to reclaim that territory, as tribes invest in land development in an effort to diversify their revenue base and support their members.
In Canada, for example, the Squamish Nation is behind the largest Indigenous development in North America, a mixed-use neighborhood near downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, that is projected to cost $2.67 billion Canadian dollars. In March, the Navajo Nation bought an office building in Washington, making it one of the few tribes to own property in the nation’s capital.
And in Michigan, the investment arms of two tribes, the Gun Lake and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, recently bought McKay Tower, a commercial and residential property in downtown Grand Rapids on ancestral land."
MILLE LACS BAND OF OJIBWE IS SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GAMING REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
The Executive Director of the Office of Gaming Regulation and Compliance (“OGR&C”) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Gaming Regulatory Authority (GRA), subject to the ultimate control of the GRA Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful overall direction, administration, and coordination of all GRA operations and activities for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and oversees compliance monitoring, investigation, and enforcement of all applicable gaming laws and regulations for all gaming conducted on Band lands. For more information, visit www.nafoa.org/jobs.