1. POLICY: CONGRESS PASSED FUNDING LEGISLATION AVOIDING SHUTDOWN
Last week, President Biden signed a temporary funding bill that will prevent a government shutdown until after the holidays. In a 87-11 vote, the Senate passed a stopgap funding bill, after receiving the Continuing Resolution (CR) from the House, where the legislation passed with a 336-95 vote. The CR, considered a “clean” CR due to lack of funding cuts, is a two part measure that extends funding for select agencies including military construction, veterans’ affairs, transportation, housing and the Energy Department till January 19th. The rest of the government will be funded until February 2nd.
CULTIVATING NATIVE ECONOMIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
December 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
This event culminates the Center for Indian Country Development’s (CICD’s) 2023 webinar series: Cultivating Native Economies in the 21st Century. The series provides tribal leaders, policymakers, and practitioners with information they can use to strengthen and expand Indian Country economic prosperity.
The December 13 event will feature conversations with tribal leaders, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners who are strengthening their collection and use of data—in ways that honor tribal data sovereignty. Speakers working with tribal governments, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations will reflect on what data are still needed to provide a more complete picture of Indian Country. CICD staff will also demonstrate new data tools available for understanding local and national economic conditions and opportunities.
Source: Minneapolis Fed
3. INTERNATIONAL: INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS SUMMIT CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at 5:00 p.m. NZDT
Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa is calling for abstracts for people to sharing their thoughts, views and aspirations on how we can grow the indigenous economy globally and to present at this international summit where we they showcase indigenous peoples and businesses from around the world.
The summit will include informative presentations, group sessions and inspiring keynote speakers.
Requirements for the submission of abstracts
All abstracts must be submitted online
All abstracts must be submitted into the correct them
A condition of acceptance is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the summit. Presenters are responsible for their own accommodation and registration expenses.
If your abstract is accepted, you will be given either a 15 minute or 30 minute slot in the programme, which will include 3 minutes discussion time. Further detailed instructions will be sent to authors of the accepted abstracts.
Source: Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa
4. FOR TRIBES:
TREASURY RELEASES NEW STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS PROGRAM INTERIM FINAL RULE AND SCHEDULES TRIBAL CONSULTATION
Last Thursday, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) published a new interim final rule (IFR) for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, as well as sending out a Dear Tribal Leader letter requesting consultation on the newly released rule. There will be a consultation session held on November 29th at 2 p.m. ET. In addition to the consultation session, the Treasury is accepting comments until December 22nd. Submit written comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury
5. JOBS: SAN MANUEL IS SEEKING FIXED ASSETS ACCOUNTANT
Under the direction of the Capital Projects leadership team, the Accountant Fixed Assets provides quality services in relation to capital assets. This position prepares journal entries, and performs fixed asset and construction in progress (CIP) reconciliations for monthly general ledger close.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Maintains the fixed asset sub-ledger, including acquisitions, transfers, dispositions and monthly depreciation.
2. Responsible for general ledger account reconciliations related to fixed assets and CIP.
3. Prepares journal entries for general ledger month-end closing of the books in a timely manner.
4. Communicates with departments to account for all fixed assets purchased and disposed.
5. Assists with preparation of audit schedules for internal and external auditors.
6. Assists with annual asset inventory.
7. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.
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