July 11: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Photo of the Week: Missed our webinar with the Center for Indian Country Development on the CRA Proposed Rulemaking  last week? Visit our Policy Webinars webpage for all recently recorded webinars.

1. POLICY: DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR TRIBAL CANNABIS COMMENTS

The deadline for comment submission to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Tribal cannabis issues has been extended to July 22, 2022.  Comments may be submitted to Tribal_Cannabis@indian.senate.gov.
 
Comments collected will inform the Committee’s current work and serve as a resource for future discussions on national cannabis reform legislation. The virtual listening session held on June 17, 2022 focused on the following series of questions below:
 

  1. Is your Tribe currently participating in the cannabis industry?  If so, please provide a brief description of your operation(s). 
  2. For Tribes not currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are your main concerns about industry participation?
    • What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?
    • What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?   
  3. For Tribes currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are the main issues you encounter as a Tribal operator?
    • What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?
    • What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?
  4. if cannabis is decriminalized at the federal level, what Tribal-Federal-State framework would you propose to ensure Tribal interests are safeguarded?

2. WEBINAR: 2022 TRIBAL ENERGY WEBINAR SERIES: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations. The realities of climate change and the goals of the Biden Administration provide significant support for tribes who choose to lead the transition to a more sustainable energy future. The opportunities are growing and accelerating; how can tribes position themselves to take advantage of and benefit from those opportunities? This webinar will provide some ideas.


3. MUST READ: 1ST NATIVE TREASURER TO PUSH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Fatima Hussein, Associated Press via Indian Country Today

WASHINGTON — Mohegan Chief Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, the nation’s first Native U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs who instilled in her the need to keep her tribe healthy and to survive.

“It’s our job to leave footprints on the path for those who come behind us — so they may find their way easily,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Now Malerba, 68, will bring that mindset to two new jobs in Washington: President Joe Biden appointed her U.S. treasurer and overseer of a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department.

As part of the first role, her name will appear on all new U.S. currency. “I hope to sign the currency either Chief Lynn Malerba or Chief Many Hearts Lynn Malerba,” she said, referencing the meaning of her name within her tribe, “Mutáwi Mutáhash.”

In the latter role, she will be thinking of new ways to help tribes develop their economies to overcome challenges that are unique to tribal lands.


4. FOR BUSINESSES: THE BUSINESS VALUE OF UNDERSTANDING YOUR DATA

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

As businesses grow, they often build their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems module by module and end up with data locked into silos that can’t communicate. The lack of proper data communication can interfere with basic business processes and cause leaders to make decisions against the company’s best interest.

Join Moss Adams for a webcast, The Business Value of Understanding Your Data. Speakers will discuss how you can get the data insights you need from your ERP systems as well as the following topics:

  • Understanding where you are with your data and how to get to where you want to go
  • The business value of accessing your data and the impact it has on business processes
  • Next steps on your data maturity roadmap

5. JOBS: BLUE STONE STRATEGY PARTNERS IS SEEKING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The CEO Is expected to grow the organization, including overall efforts to strengthen the company’s industry position and achieve desired business and financial goals. The CEO works with the Executive Team to oversee the ongoing operations of all service offerings and service divisions, leveraging assistance from the Board of Directors, and Executive Team to direct the company towards its vision, mission, goals, and objectives. As the top leadership personality of Blue Stone Strategy Partners, the CEO represents the brand and company culture to the Board, Executive Team and staff, Tribal Advisors, professional peers, contacts, including current and potential clients.


Get NAFOA’s 5 Things You Need to Know This Week in your inbox at the start of each week. Subscribe here.

Related

Career Basics 2022 is Open for Registration

The NAFOA Institute Career Basics is a free online career readiness and personal finance program designed for 18-26-year-old Native American youths.  The program offers coursework that provides opportunities for participants to improve career readiness, and personal finance skills, and advance their understanding of issues impacting tribal economies.  Career Basics is also

Read More »

August 8: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

1. CONFERENCE: AGENDA AVAILABLE FOR #NAFOAFALL22 The agenda is live and registration is open for NAFOA’s 2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference being held October 3-4, 2022 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The conference will offer two full days of high-quality, educational breakout sessions, and general sessions focused on discussing critical issues facing Indian Country. 

Read More »

How To Analyze Financial Statements

Since the beginning of commerce, businesses have struggled to manage and grow with discipline. One of the core principles is an understanding of numbers. In this session, Miles Hutchinson, an experienced CGMA and business adviser, will explain how to quickly and thoroughly analyze any publicly-traded company’s financial condition and results of operations. 

Read More »
Scroll to Top