March 27: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

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Photo of the Week: It’s not too late to register for the 41st Annual NAFOA Conference! We can’t wait to see you all in Washington, DC on April 24-25.

1. COMMUNITY: SUPPORT THE 2023 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT CLASS

NAFOA is proud to announce our largest Leadership Summit Class to date. We received a record number of applicants, with 12 exceptional Native American young leaders selected for the program. 

  • Leilani Wesley, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
  • Bobby “Trae” Trousdale, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Kamren Apache, Navajo Nation
  • Phyllip Thomas, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Heidi Perkins, Tlingit & Haida
  • Remington Schneider, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  • James HorseChief, Osage Nation
  • McKenna Green, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
  • Gavin Holzworth, Cherokee Nation
  • Ashley Davis, Big Sandy Rancheria
  • Randy Estrin, Tlingit & Haida
  • Christi Merrick, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

With your help, we can elevate the 2023 Leadership Summit Class and provide the best program to support their career goals. Every donation makes a difference.


2. CONFERENCE: LET’S GET SOCIAL! #NAFOA2023 SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

Use our Social Media Toolkit to spread the word about your participation and celebrate being part of the NAFOA community! With these resources and samples, you can start connecting with speakers, attendees, tribal leaders, and the rest of our community before heading to the Conference. Download and save the images provided to share on social media or embed them on your website, blog, or email campaign.


3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NARRATIVE CHANGE STRATEGY: WHY YOUR STORY MATTERS

Stories change the way we think about the world. In this webinar, participants will receive an introduction to narrative change strategy and learn why it matters in grant writing.

Join us on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern Time for “Narrative Change Strategy: Why Your Story Matters” with our presenters, Tahoma Peak.


4. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE TO TRANSITION TRIBAL COMMUNITIES TO CLEAN ENERGY

In this webinar, the Office of Indian Energy will highlight its current funding opportunities and technical assistance opportunities. Guest speakers from the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will share information on funding available to tribes, including:


5. JOBS: TWENTY-NINE PALMS BAND OF MISSION INDIANS SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO IS SEEKING REVENUE AUDIT MANAGER

SUMMARY: Manages all Cage Audit, Count Room Audit, Slot Audit, Table Games/Poker Audit, Marketing/Players Club Audits and Title 31 Audit operation activities and initiatives by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinate supervisors and/or team members. In addition, the Revenue Audit Manager is also required to assist the Director of Accounting and Chief Financial Officer with monitoring of the approved minimum internal control standards (MICS), tribal internal control standards (TICS) and Title 31 Regulatory reporting to ensure adherence to the established policies.


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