1. CONFERENCE: LEARN ABOUT BRIDGING THE DATA GAPS AT #NAFOAFALL23
Don’t miss the breakout session Byte Size Info: Bridging the Data Gaps on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sovereignty is strengthened as tribes accurately manage the administration and application of their data. A panel of tribal leaders and practitioners will share their own data collection and use projects. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from the CARES ACT and ARPA data collection efforts and how to position Indian Country as a cohesive data unit for future federal actions.
- Casey Lozar, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis-Center for Indian Country Development
- John Morseau, Member at Large Tribal Council, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
- Mitch Thompson, Director, CLA Digital
- Eric Henson, Harvard Project on Indigenous Governance and Development
2. WEBINAR: LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS FROM SIOUX CHEF SEAN SHERMAN
Monday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Join NAFOA for a conversation with the Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, to discuss pivotal career moments that have shaped his approach to management and leadership. Moderator Bobby “Trae” Trousdale will join Chef Sherman in a dialogue that will provide fresh insights for young professionals on the often-overlooked task of receiving and delivering feedback as their careers move forward. This is the second webinar in our series focused on early career development.
This is a live-only event. A recording will only be available in the NAFOA Institute’s Career Basics program. To access the recording after the live event, please enroll for Career Basics.
3. FOR TRIBES: SLFRF EXCLUSION FROM RECIPIENT INDIRECT COST RATE CALCULATIONS
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a request from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Recovery Programs (Treasury ORP) to permit direct State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) recipients to exclude their SLFRF award, Assistance Listing Number 21.027, from their direct cost base used to calculate their Federal indirect cost rate.
Treasury ORP is working with our partners at OMB and the Department of Interior, Interior Business Center (DOI IBC) to implement this exception. Treasury ORP recommends that Tribes contact DOI IBC with questions about specific rates. DOI IBC can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury
4. FINANCE: NCN INSTITUTE TRAINING: PREPARING FOR THE AUDIT
The Native CDFI Network (NCN) will be holding a training session on audit practices on Wednesday, September 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This training will address these issues.
- Understanding the reasons why audits matter.
- Demonstrate good and bad audit practices to include examples of types of CDFI audits.
- Identify requirements of the audit firm, how to select a firm, and how to head off audit “findings” before they are written.
Source: Native CDFI Network
5. JOBS: SKOKOMISH INDIAN TRIBE IS SEEKING CONTROLLER
Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer the Controller directs the Tribal government’s accounting, payroll and procurement functions. The Controller has the overall responsibility for the general ledger and oversight of the balance sheet. The Controller leads and oversees the work of the accounting staff and the grants management and contracts compliance office. The Controller provides financial information and support to department directors and program managers. The Controller assists the CFO with the annual external audit, financial statement preparation, and the development and execution of the annual operating budget.
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