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5 Things You Need to Know this Week
NAFOA loves our community ❤
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
THE AGENDA AVAILABLE FOR #NAFOA40TH
The agenda is live
and registration is open for NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference
being held April 4-5, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle.
The conference will offer two full days of high-quality, educational breakout sessions, and general sessions focused on discussing important issues facing Indian Country.
We can’t wait to to see you in Seattle to celebrate NAFOA’s 40th!
2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
APPLICATIONS OPEN: LEADING PEOPLE AND INVESTING TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities is a collaboration among Harvard Business School (HBS), NAFOA, National Congress of the America Indian (NCAI) and AFOA Canada. Its mission is to inspire and support Native finance professionals and leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative communities or organizations.
Dates: May 9-13, 2022
Location: Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Program Fee: $3,000
The program fee covers tuition, books, case and classroom materials, on-campus accommodations, and most meals.
Application Link: bit.ly/LPIBSC-nafoa2022
Application Due Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
3. MUST READ:
FINANCIAL CAPABILITY AND ASSET BUILDING WITH A RACIAL- AND GENDER-EQUITY LENS
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition
(ONAC) was invited to co-author an essay on financial capability and asset building, with a racial- and gender-equity lens, with Dr. Margaret Sherraden of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, Mae Watson Grote of Change Machine, Margaret Libby of MyPath, and Cathie Mahon of Inclusiv. The essay has been published in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.
Finsel, C., Watson Grote, M., Libby, M., Mahon, C., & Sherraden, M. S. (2022). Financial capability and asset building with a racial- and gender-equity lens: Advances from the field. Families in Society, 103(1), 86–100. doi.org/10.1177/10443894211063133
Please note that SAGE, the publisher of Families in Society, has opened access to this essay. The paywall will remain deactivated through the end of the month.
This essay explores the enormous potential of social service organizations to contribute to people’s financial well-being. It is informed by the work of four pioneering organizations that use a racial- and gender-equity lens to advance financial well-being. It explores five strategies: (a) embedding financial development into social services; (b) focusing on youth transitioning to adulthood; (c) partnering with asset coalitions to expand financial opportunities; (d) partnering with financial institutions; and (e) developing fintech with equity. These approaches hold promise to help address the racial wealth gap and improve financial security.
A DISCUSSION WITH USDA ON THE FUTURE OF MEAT AND POULTRY PROCESSING IN THE U.S.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council
is inviting participants to a webinar exploring the resiliency of meat and poultry processing in the US.
In January the Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain was announced. IAC will be joined by a representative of USDA who will walk through programs that will be available this spring.
Participants will submit comments and questions to the moderator for an extended conversation on the challenges and opportunities to create a resilient and equitable meat and poultry supply chain.
Register to join on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm ET
UNLV / SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS IS SEEKING PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is conducting an open rank search for a Program Director to lead research and programming in tribal gaming. The successful candidate will be hired at the assistant/associate/full professor rank, as outlined below in the qualifications section in the department of Resort, Gaming and Golf Management. In residence, tenure-track, or tenured status will be determined by publication and research activity.
to learn more and apply.