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NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Monday, April 12, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. FOR TRIBES:
STATE DEPARTMENT TO HOST TRIBAL CONSULTATION TODAY, MONDAY APRIL 12 AT 3:30PM ET[/sub] The Department of State will hold a consultation to seek Tribe Leaders’ recommendations and feedback on how they can improve the Department’s policies and practices to engage better with Tribal governments. The State Department invites you to join for a virtual consultation on:

Date of Consultation: Monday, April 12 Time of Consultation: 3:30 – 5:30pm EDT

The consultation will be held virtual via WebEx, which allows for video and/or telephone participation; an invitation with the specific link for the meeting will be sent to those who have registered.

To register, please email TribalConsultation@state.gov.Please include your name, title, email address, and the name of your Tribe/Organization/Federal Agency.

For more information, see the State Department’s Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

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2. #NAFOA2021:
JOIN A LIVE PODCAST SESSION AT #NAFOA2021
NAFOA’s podcast, “Standing for Tomorrow,” invites tribal leaders to discuss the financial, community, and personal impacts of the pandemic on their tribes. We will be hosting a live podcast session for our final keynote of the Virtual 39th Annual Conference featuring Chairman Jamie Azure of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and President Rodney Bordeaux of Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Moderated by NAFOA’s VaRene Martin, Director of Tribal and Corporate Relations and 1st Vice President.

This discussion will explore the topic of Indian Country’s capacity to build back better. What will be required of our communities as we move past the pandemic?

Register to Join on April 26-29th

3. POLICY:
TREASURY TRIBAL ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEES NEED TRIBAL FEEDBACK
Dual Taxation Subcommittee:
The Dual Taxation Subcommittee finalized their report of recommendations to the Department of the Treasury and submitted it to the TTAC during their December 9, 2020 meeting. The TTAC and the Department of the Treasury are hosting a Consultation and listening session on this report during NAFOA’s virtual Annual Conference on April 30, 2021 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm ET. While this Consultation and listening session will be aligned with NAFOA’s conference, it is open to all. For more information and to register, please see Treasury’s Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

General Welfare Exclusion Act Subcommittee:
The Subcommittee on General Welfare Exclusion Act is soliciting input from tribal governments on its draft report prior to making final recommendations to the TTAC on guidance under the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act and the Internal Revenue Code Section 139E. The subcommittee will be holding a telephonic tribal leader session on April 22, 2021 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET to gather input. Register Here. Written comments should be submitted to ellie@nafoa.org and fabbas@ncai.org no later than 5:00pm ET on April 23, 2021. The solicitation letter and draft report are solely on behalf of the GWE Subcommittee and is not an action of the TTAC.

See More Action Items for Tribal Governments in NAFOA’s Latest Broadcast.

4. MORE FOR TRIBES:
UPCOMING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION TRIBAL CONSULTATIONS
The Economic Development Administration (EDA), committed to strengthening Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, will be hosting two Tribal Consultations this spring.

EDA hopes to consult with Tribal Leaders or their direct proxies. Other Tribal organizations are welcome to view and listen to the presentations in a non-participatory role.

The two consultations will be held via Zoom:

April 16, 2021 at 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time Please use the link to pre-resister: https://www.sulc.edu/form/590

April 19, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time Please use the link to pre-resister: https://www.sulc.edu/form/590

For more information, please see the Economic Development Administration’s Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

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5. JOBS:
PAUMA TRIBE OF MISSION INDIANS SEEKS GRANTS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
This is a highly responsible position requiring a broad skillset with expertise in both grant development and writing and in grant management. The incumbent will research, identify, and apply for grant funding opportunities. Work with grant-funded departments and with funding agencies to maintain grant compliance. Participate in grant processes from opportunity development and application through to grant closeout. Oversee grant reporting, modifications, and amendment functions. This position will continually seek to increase funding opportunities available to the Pauma Band.

Learn more and apply at www.nafoa.org/jobs.