Richard Frias and Paulette Jordan
Welcome to NAFOA’s new Executive Director, Rico Frias!

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Some talented young people are making marks in the Native business world.

Richard “Rico” Frias
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Morongo Reservation
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first tribe in the nation to become a participating transmission owner as part of a new project that will help California meet its green energy goals.

Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.

NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!

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Navajo sheep herders are busy at this time of year. Learn more in this encore preservation from Native America Calling.

Get to know our growing NAFOA team!

Deb Haaland
NAFOA supports your growth – as individuals and communities.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.

Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.

Native American Bank
A financial institution established by famed Native banker and activist Elouise Cobell is celebrating a significant investment.

Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.

'Death to KXL'
After more than 10 years of fighting, the Keystone XL Pipeline is finally dead.

Stop Line 3
Law enforcement reported arresting more than 240 people for participating in a demonstration against a pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

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Indigenous models are making names for themselves and are insisting on better representation in an industry doesn’t always present beauty accurately or sensitively.

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The founders and publishers of Native Business Magazine will offer advice for budding businesses, whether it’s a roadside food stand or a financial consulting firm.

Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Are you passionate about supporting tribal economies? Join the NAFOA team!

Supernaturals Modelling has a roster of Native talent and an insider’s perspective of the benefits and drawbacks of the often glamorous and equally often problematic industry.

NAFOA aims to bring you important news and opportunities.

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Some tribes are considering adding cryptocurrencies to their portfolios to stake out a place in the volatile market.

Keeping tribes and community members informed is one of NAFOA’s top priorities.

Oklahoma’s first Native-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer.

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Native America Calling will get an update on the marijuana industry as tribal economic development.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Native communities.

NAFOA advocates for the needs of Indian Country. Want to join our mission?

“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.

The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.

NAFOA is committed to uplifting our community and Indian Country.

Welcome to #NAFOA2021 Week!

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks to tribal leaders about the American Jobs Plan on April 16, 2021.

The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.

Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.

See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.

Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.

The countdown to #NAFOA2021 is on! Are you registered?

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.