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January 30: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

Photo of the Week: Did you know - NAFOA serves as a technical advisor to the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee?...
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January 23: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

Photo of the Week: The 2022 Leadership Summit Class had a blast exploring Seattle! We're excited to explore Washington, DC...
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Conference Updates

Registration is Open for NAFOA’s 41st Annual Conference

Register for #NAFOA2023Registration is officially open for NAFOA's 41st Annual Conference to be held April 24-25, 2023 at the Renaissance Washington, DC...
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Recorded Policy Webinars

Grid Resilience Formula Grants: the What, the When, and the How

NAFOA hosted a webinar with the Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office to discuss new opportunities as part of the...
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January 17: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

Photo of the Week: We're looking for the next Leadership Summit class! Native young professionals ages 21-27 are invited to...
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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 …

Registration is officially open for NAFOA’s 2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference to be held October 3-4, 2022 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Our conference brings tribal, state, federal, and industry partners together in one educational forum to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country.  Register today to take advantage of great …

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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