CSBG Tribal Network Calendar
Access the Calendar below to view upcoming Tribal events across the country!
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The Association Alaska Housing Authorities will host a two (2) day training on Needs Assessment. Alaska Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) must understand the housing needs in the communities to be able to fairly and effectively distribute NAHASDA funds to achieve housing goals of homeownership, rentals, repairs and housing services programs. To increase affordable, energy efficient housing within their regions, it is critical that these tribes and TDHEs have access to solid data to help make informed decisions on where to invest, what types of housing program to develop and which funding programs to target. Knowledge derived through housing needs
assessments can also assist by achieving a compelling funding case for outside investors.
Group Code: AAHA129
Community Action Partnership (CAP)
Event Information: Food as Medicine – Partnering to improve Food Security and Health Outcomes among Vulnerable Populations.
* CAP asks that you email them beforehand or complete this very brief survey to let them know what you are most interested in learning from this webinar presentation! More details about the content are included below.*
This webinar will feature presenters from ALL IN and its partners: Alameda Alliance, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Open Source Wellness and Dig Deep Farms – highlighting the implementation of the Food as Medicine initiative and where opportunities lie to engage community and human service partners to not only address food security and health outcomes but also other social and structural determinants of health.
The National Indian Education Association is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to provide an exciting webinar – Shape the Future for Your Students: Teaching About the 2020 Census.
This webinar will highlight how educators can use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to teach about the upcoming 2020 Census. The decennial census happens once every ten years and is the largest peacetime civic engagement undertaken by our country. Participants will leave the session equipped with information on how they can incorporate resources offered by the SIS program into their classroom, and will receive a live demo of the SIS website.
ANA Western Region
The Administration for Native Americans funds a variety of projects from social and economic development to language immersion and environmental restoration. However, ANA funding cannot be used for “ongoing” program expenses, rather it should be a resource to leverage other funding streams for sustaining community benefits. ANA resources can build capacity, engage in planning, or aid start-up activities. Create site plans to secure funding for construction or implement new services. Leveraging other revenue streams for ongoing operation of those services is an ideal use of ANA funding. This webinar will provide information on several of those streams: Community Services Block Grant, Community Economic Development, Rural Community Development, Indian Housing Block Grant, Indian Community Development Block Grant, Title VI Loan Guarantees, and more. Join representatives from ANA, Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), and Office of Community Services (OCS) to learn how to build and sustain projects using ANA resources to leverage other Federal funding available to tribes and Native communities.
To register for this event, click here.
The Association Alaska Housing Authorities (AAHA) will host a two (2) day training to provide participants with a solid foundation for complying with the self-monitoring requirements of NAHASDA and 2 CFR 200, and to provide strategies and insights that recipients can utilize to make self-monitoring an effective tool to accomplish their goals. This training will emphasize the development of local self-monitoring plans that are appropriate and effective for the size and needs of the recipient’s program. The training will provide participants with the most current information on the requirements as well as the tools that are available to support recipient self-monitoring.
Group Code: AHA23
HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is pleased to announce our Crime Prevention Summit which will take place February 4-6, 2020 at The Westin Downtown Denver located in Denver, Colorado. HUD ONAP has a responsibility to the American Indian and Alaska Native housing communities to provide a forum for training and consultation. Under NAHASDA, grant recipients have a greater responsibility for developing, implementing and sustaining effective affordable housing programs. In addition, when large numbers of Native American housing providers gather, there is an opportunity to discuss successes and concerns and develop strong, positive working relationships.
The Crime Prevention Summit will offer a forum for tribal leaders and federal agencies to discuss methamphetamine prevalence, opioid addiction, violence against women, and gang violence. Discussion of these topics will aid tribal leaders to come up with unified efforts for their community to combat these crimes. Participants will learn about how these topics affect housing and the greater tribal community. Information on available funding sources and ideas for implementing policies to prevent and address these crimes will be shared. Tribal leaders, housing department executives, housing authority leaders, and interested tribal community members will be encouraged to participate in this event. This summit will fill up quickly, so please be sure to register and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Note: Registration on Tuesday, February 4th is from 7:30 AM -8:30 AM
For more information, click here.
Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions have been largely unrecognized, instead treated as anonymous representations of entire cultures. Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists explores the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world.
This landmark exhibition is the first major thematic show to explore the artistic achievements of Native women. Its presentation at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery includes 81 artworks dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. At the core of this exhibition is a firm belief in the power of the collaborative process. A group of exceptional Native women artists, curators, and Native art historians have come together to generate new interpretations and scholarship of this art and their makers, offering multiple points of view and perspectives to enhance and deepen understanding of the ingenuity and innovation that have always been foundational to the art of Native women.
The exhibition is organized by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, associate curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Teri Greeves, an independent curator and member of the Kiowa Nation. An advisory panel of Native women artists and Native and non-Native scholars provided insights from a range of nations.
The presentation at the Renwick is the third stop on a four venue national tour. The exhibition is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes essays, personal reflections, and poems by twenty members of the Exhibition Advisory Board and other leading scholars and artists in the field. It is available for purchase ($39.95) in the Renwick Gallery store.
For more information, click here.
The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premiere Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers. This year’s Summit will feature dynamic national speakers, interactive workshops and roundtable discussions, a welcome reception, a morning fitness event, as well as the presentation of the 2020 Native Public Health Innovation awards.
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Public Health Policy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Systems
- Substance Misuse, Opioids, and Behavioral Health
- Environmental Health and Climate Change
- Traditional Public Health Practice
Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.
NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.
Our conference goals are to:
- Highlight successful strategies for developing effective services
- Reveal the latest and most innovative child welfare and children’s mental health service delivery practices
- Highlight tactics and strategies for financing and sustaining services that impact children
- Showcase strategies for involving youth and families in developing services and policies that lead to systems change
- Create peer-to-peer networks that will assist each other in the work toward permanency for all AI/AN families
- Share the latest research on the well-being of AI/AN children and effective child welfare and children’s mental health services, practices, and policies
Year after year, attendees share their enthusiasm and the value of their time spent together during the NICWA conference.
SAVE THE DATE: 20th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference
This one-of-a-kind educational conference provides help for tribal entities
interested in securing funds for affordable housing and economic developments in
Native communities. We share tips and tools for using the Low Income Housing Tax
Credit (LIHTC) program and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program and
other financing sources like impact investments, grants and more. These two federal
tax credit programs have directly led to more than $1.4 billion of new and
rehabilitated homes, businesses and services in Indian Country.
Travois staff, experienced tribal developers and industry partners will share best practices on how to move developments
forward — planning, securing financing, architectural design, construction monitoring, asset management
and compliance and more.