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NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
TODAY AT 1PM EST: WEBINAR – INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS – PART 4: FINDING RESOURCES IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
During the last year, businesses across the US have been challenged with finding resources, such as lines of credit and grants to stay open. In this webinar, we will examine how to use economics to evaluate financing, cash management, and debt management to help businesses thrive in the current economy.

You will learn what information is most pertinent to provide during applications and negotiations to continue to operate as a successful business. You will also learn how to manage these processes to navigate these uncertain times.

Register to Join Today at 1pm EST

2. #NAFOA2021:
AGENDA AVAILABLE FOR #NAFOA2021
The agenda is live and registration is open for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference on April 26-29, 2021. We are working hard to bring you a virtual conference lineup with compelling education sessions and fun entertainment. If you would like to use a registration credit from the Spring Conference, please contact Missy Hurley.

Thanks to the generosity of our Corporate Partners, NAFOA has a number of Sponsored Complimentary Registrations available to tribal members and employees to attend the conference. Please contact VaRene Martin or Dustin VanWinkle for more information.

Register for #NAFOA2021

3. FOR TRIBES:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TRIBAL CONSULTATION SESSIONS
In March, several federal agencies are holding tribal consultation sessions and/or have deadlines related to their tribal consultation plans, including:

4. FOR NATIVE ARTISTS:
NATIVE ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (NAPD) TRAINING
First Peoples Fund’s two-day trainings give artists real-world tools and detailed resources to navigate the arts industry and become successful entrepreneurs. The training is intended for emerging and seasoned artists alike.

At the training, First Peoples Fund will work with you to help you grow your arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business, and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Create your mission statement and present your artwork.

This program is being offered for free on March 24th – 25th 2021 at 2:00 pm-5:30 pm CST.

5. JOBS:
NORTHWEST PORTLAND AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD SEEKS FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
The Finance Director (Director) provides leadership and operational oversight of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Finance Department, and is responsible for all financial operations of the organization, including all audits.

The Director ensures that NPAIHB’s Finance Department has strong internal controls and appropriate separation of duties. The Director provides direct support to the Executive Director, actively participates in the Management Team, and is responsive to all internal clients (NPAIHB staff), ensuring that internal clients receive timely, clear and supportive collaboration from Finance Department staff and leadership.

Learn more and apply.