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NAFOA always aims to strengthen our community to be better advocates for Indian Country. Last week, Executive Director Rico Frias has been visiting with tribes in the southwest like the Pueblo of Zuni, located in New Mexico. Photo courtesy NAFOA
5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Monday, August 16, 2021
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1. WEBINARS:
OVERVIEW AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON TRIBAL BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
NAFOA will be hosting a webinar on the Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), a $980 million program directed to tribal governments to be used for broadband deployment on tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, distance learning, broadband affordability, and digital inclusion.

Webinar: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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During this webinar, NTIA staff will present an overview of the TBCP and be available to provide technical assistance and answer live questions from potential applicants.

Register for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Webinar

2. EVENTS:
FEATURED SESSION ON CYBER SECURITY AND RANSOMWARE AT #NAFOAFALL21
NAFOA is excited to bring you a great lineup of education sessions at our 2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference. Check out this week’s featured session and learn how to mitigate the risks of a ransomware attack.

Securing Your Tribe’s Cyberspace: Mitigating Ransomware Risk
The pandemic has proven to be a boom for cyber criminals. Ransomware attacks have been plastered all over the news with targets ranging from huge multinational conglomerates and government entities, to small and midsized companies. Employees are spending more time online and often doing so from less secure remote access networks. In this session, our experts will discuss the threats posed by cyber-attacks to Tribal businesses and governments as well as best practices for mitigating these risks.

Register for the Conference today.

3. FOR COMMUNITIES:
POST-PURCHASE HOMEOWNERSHIP EDUCATION METHODS IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES
This faculty-led course is a Train the Trainer curriculum designed for the purpose of preserving homeownership in Native communities. Participants will be able to design and deliver an effective Post-Purchase homeownership education program that promotes homeownership sustainability for Native families. The course meets for 90 minutes over four weeks with additional self-directed assignments and peer interaction.

Learn more at neighborworks.org.

4. FOR NATIVE YOUTH:
CAREER BASICS IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER
Career Basics is open for 2021!

This year’s curriculum includes lessons to improve your basic career readiness and financial literacy skills, as well as an introduction to economics. Learn how how to write a cover letter, how to budget your finances, how to do an elevator pitch, and more with our free online program. Participation is open to all Native youth and young professionals ages 18-26 years old. The program and registration is open until September 30.

Participants who successfully complete Career Basics are eligible to apply for the next NAFOA Leadership Summit.

Know a Native youth or young professional who would benefit from the program? Send us their name and contact information at education@nafoa.org,and we will extend a personal invitation.

5. JOBS:
PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION IS SEEKING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is seeking a CFO to direct the financial affairs of the organization and prepare financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of the General Manager of Tribal Operations and Tribal Council as well as reporting of the Tribe’s overall financial performance. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the nation’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices and guiding principles to conduct relationship with lending institutions; the financial community; and the maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports. The position is responsible for the supervision over general accounting, property accounting, cost accounting, construction accounting and budgetary controls.

For more information, visit nafoa.org/jobs.