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June 27: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

In the Latest 5 Things You Need to Know this week, learn about a free upcoming educational webinar from NAFOA,...
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Legislative Hearing to Strengthen Energy Infrastructure, Efficiency, and Financing

JUNE 22, 2022 - NAFOA Executive Director Rico Frias testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Energy Subcommittee...
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Mohegan Tribe Chief Malerba Becomes First Native American Treasurer of the United States

Chief Malerba (second from the right) with NAFOA Board Members, President Cristina Danforth (farthest left) and Secretary Melanie Benjamin (farthest...
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Policy Alert: Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the First-Ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee

On Wednesday, Secretary of Interior Halland announced the names of the first-ever Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC includes 24...
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Policy Alert: SCIA to hold a ‘Cannabis in Indian Country’ virtual listening session

The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will be holding a virtual listen session on "Cannabis in Indian...
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JUNE 22, 2022 – NAFOA Executive Director Rico Frias testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Energy Subcommittee on the crucial topic of energy development financing in Indian Country

June 21, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC —Today, in an historic move, the United States Department of the Treasury names Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba as the new Treasurer of the United States.  Chief Malerba is the first Native American in history to hold the Treasurer position …

On Wednesday, Secretary of Interior Halland announced the names of the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC includes 24 representatives, two for each of the BIA’s twelve regions; ten of which are tribal leaders from NAFOA Member Tribes from seven different regions.    The STAC will ensure Tribal leaders …

The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will be holding a virtual listen session on "Cannabis in Indian Country" on June 17 at 3:30PM ET. / 9:30 AM HT. As discussions around national cannabis reform legislation take shape, SCIA staff is seeking comments from Tribal leaders, their designees, and other experts from Native communities on Tribal cannabis commerce and related equities.

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