NAFOA Photo of the Week
We’re excited to get back together in person! In late May, NAFOA’s VaRene Martin attended the Native Network Consulting’s 4th Annual Tribal Green Symposium. Pictured upper right: VaRene Martin, NAFOA Director of Tribal and Corporate Relations / 1st Vice President; Lower left: La Vonne Peck, co-founder Native Networking Consulting, former Chairwoman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians. Photo collage courtesy NAFOA
5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Monday, June 14, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. POLICY:
TREASURY TRIBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK
The U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will convene a public meeting this Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 1:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EDT. The current IRS Commissioner, Charles Rettig, is scheduled to join.

The meeting will be held via teleconference and is open to the public. It does not require advanced registration. Participants are welcome to make public comments related to tribal taxation to the TTAC.

An agenda will be posted on Treasury’s TTAC webpage ahead of the meeting.

Participant call-in number: 1-888-455-7136 or 1-773-799-3680
Participant passcode: 4200152
Conference Number: 1970369

2. JOBS:
NAFOA IS SEEKING A SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR
The Senior Policy Advisor (“SPA”) is responsible for both managing and supervising the legislative and economic policy practice areas of NAFOA’s operation.

As a manager the SPA will make essential decisions that affect all aspects of NAFOA’s legislative policy practice area, including the formulation, development and advocacy of federal Indian policies in the fields of tax, finance, investment, banking, infrastructure, and common sectors such as energy, gaming, and government contracting, as well as issues related to land use, among others.

Applicants must reply by 6/25/2021 and give salary expectations in order to be considered. Applications will not be accepted if this information is not provided.

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

3. FOR TRIBES:
TAKE THE TTAC TRIBAL PENSION SUBCOMMITTEE SURVEY
The TTAC Tribal Pensions Subcommittee just released their survey aiming to explore and highlight the impacts of tribal pensions on Native American Nations. Take the TTAC Tribal Pensions Subcommittee Survey.

This survey will consist of multiple questions focused on pensions, benefits and retirement programs of specific Native American Nations. There will be no compensation of any kind available for your participation. The answers to your questions will be used solely for the purposes provided in this survey. We expect that individuals will spend approximately 20-30 minutes completing a questionnaire for each Native business.

The survey will be open until June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

Who should take the survey?

The subcommittee asks that recipients of this survey forward to individuals, employees and representatives of the Native American Nation who focus on finance, human resources, law or employment policy. The Native American Nation should have one respondent complete the survey, understanding that other tribal representatives may support the collection of information. The survey design may allow multiple individuals to complete this survey.

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
IRS VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR TAX LAW SPECIALIST POSITIONS
TE/GE will host virtual information sessions for this job opening. Hear from employees currently working in these positions and gain a better understanding of the work they do day-to-day. A representative from IRS Human Resources will also discuss the application process and some of the requirements for the positions.

Thurs June 17 – 4-5:30 ET

This USAJOBS announcement closes on June 11, 2021, so this session will discuss future Tax Law Specialist positions.

Join ZoomGov Meeting: https://irs.zoomgov.com/j/1618716566?pwd=K2xWUEIvMmYvWDd2REI5UFRSNndnZz09

Meeting ID: 161 871 6566
Passcode: sfZw2f@W

For audio-only, dial by your location

669 254 5252 US (West Coast)
646 828 7666 US (East Coast)
Meeting ID: 161 871 6566

5. WEBINARS:
AMERICAN INDIAN ALASKA NATIVE TOURISM ASSOCIATION INDIAN RELAY HORSE RACING WEBINAR
As one of America’s oldest-known sporting competitions, Indian Relay dates back more than 400 years to when the horse was first re-introduced to the native cultures of the Americas. This exciting extreme sport is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, with tribal nations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and beyond hosting relay teams in competitive events around the country.

With an increasing number of people—Native and otherwise—traveling to attend these exciting events, Indian Relay is rapidly becoming a major driver of tourism. In this webinar, learn how Indian Relay and other major sporting events can help boost local economies, including contributing to hotel occupancies, food and beverage sales, artisan opportunities and so much more.

Join this lively conversation with representatives from the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council!

Register: aianta.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_evHHPWF0Rt-4WWQMec60cg
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. (MDT/New Mexico)