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5 Things You Need to Know this Week
The countdown to #NAFOA40th is on! Have you registered yet?
Monday, March 7, 2022
Source: NAFOA

1. EVENTS:
WE NEED YOU: HELP US CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF NAFOA!
Celebrate the 40th Annual NAFOA Conference with us by sharing your favorite NAFOA memory or sharing what NAFOA means to you. Your responses will be published online and featured at the NAFOA 40th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, on April 4-5.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 18.

AND don’t miss out on the discounted room rate at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Attendees have until Friday, March 11th to make reservations at the group rate. Reserve today before the block is full!

Register for the Conference Today

Celebrate 40 Years of NAFOA – Share your story

2. TRIBAL LEADERS:
TRIBAL CONSULTATION ON GUIDANCE FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES ON INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE (ITEK)
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) invites Tribal leaders to a Tribal consultation to discuss the development of Guidance for Federal Agencies on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK).

The consultations will take place at the following times:
Tribal Consultation 1:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022. 3:30-5:30 pm EDT
Register in advance for the meeting.

Tribal Consultation 2:
Friday, April 29, 2022. 3:00 – 5:00 pm EDT
Register in advance for the meeting.

If you have any questions regarding this effort, please contact ITEK@ostp.eop.gov.

Read the Dear Tribal Leader Letter

3. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT CLASS
The NAFOA Leadership Summit is an opportunity for accepted young leaders to attend a full day of programming prior to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference.

Summit attendees learn directly from tribal leaders and business professionals during a full day of programming that provides panel discussions regarding graduate school, career advancement, along with business and tribal economic development topics. This year’s class was selected based on their interest in tribal economic development, short essay responses, resume, academic and work experience, as well as participation in NAFOA’s Career Basics Program.

NAFOA is pleased to welcome the 2022 Class, our largest and most tribally diverse cohort yet, to the fourth NAFOA Leadership Summit at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Welcome Elizabeth Spencer, Rory Wheeler, Tristen Flying Horse, Will Paisley, Smith Briggs, Rachel Watson, Aaron Eyachabbe, Kyler McGillis, Jaycee McLean, and Jalaney Suppah!

Meet the 2022 Leadership Summit Class

4. GRANTS:
TRIBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY (TEDC) GRANT
The BIA Division of Energy and Mineral Development is soliciting applications for its annual Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) funding opportunity. TEDC grants provide federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska tribal entities with funding assistance to regulate and manage their energy resources through the development of organizational and business structures and legal and regulatory infrastructure.

The TEDC grant program aims to develop the tribal management, organizational, and technical capacity needed to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on American Indian and Native Alaskan land.

Learn More and Apply

5. JOBS:
TUOLUMNE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS SEEKING FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
The Financial Controller is responsible for preparing a company’s financial reports, which include balance sheets and income statements. Also assists in compliance audits and monitoring internal.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Manages accounting functions on a day-to-day basis including invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury management, procurement, and general ledger accounting.
  • Responsible for timely, accurate and efficient monthly close.
  • Enhances accounting department’s use of software

Qualifications:
  • BS in Accounting or related field and minimum of five (5) years relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience in Native American organization highly preferred.
  • General ledger and accounting systems experience (GP); expert Excel skills preferred.

Learn more and apply at nafoa.org/jobs