Native Financial Education Coalition Launches New Website/Resource Center

Today, the Native Financial Education Coalition officially launched its new website, which is designed to serve as a living online resource center for tribal leaders, financial education practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about the state of Indian Country financial education and how to strengthen it.

The new NFEC site features a comprehensive array of resource components designed to keep site visitors up to speed on the latest information, research, data, best practices, and tools focused on this critical topic, including:

News & Updates ticker: featuring the latest news about Indian Country financial education, upcoming events, and new grant opportunities

Latest Research & Data: the ten most recent research- and data-based resources added to the NFEC site

Tools & Resources: Toolkits, handbooks, tip sheets, mobile apps, online financial education programs, and other useful online tools and resources

Research Catalogue: a comprehensive catalogue of research-based, grouped into nine main topic areas dealing with particular aspects of financial education, ranging from “Access to Capital & Credit” to “Taxation”

Help Us Grow Our Site: enabling site visitors to recommend that NFEC add specific new resources to the site.

To access the new NFEC website, please click here.

About NFEC: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) serves as the lead steward of the Native Financial Education Coalition, which was founded in 2000 as a result of a U.S. Department of Treasury initiative on financial literacy. NFEC’s mission is to (1) increase awareness of the need for adequate personal finance skills in Native communities, (2) build the capacity of tribal governments and Native organizations to provide financial education; and (3) support the efforts of Coalition partners and stakeholders to promote financial management skills through information sharing and collaboration

NCAI Contact Info: Tyesha Ignacio, Second-Year Wilma Mankiller

Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce 2018 Gathering

Dear Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce Member and Friends:
The Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 8th Annual Gathering at the Wildhorse
Resort & Casino on Wednesday, November 14th.
Each year, the Gathering brings together members, partners, Tribal representatives, and
community leaders to celebrate the contributions of the Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce and
its members.

We leverage the financial and in-kind support of small businesses, members, and individuals to
host the Annual Gathering. We would not be able to host this event without the ongoing support
of our partners and sponsors that help advance our mission of assisting Native American-owned
and other businesses in the pursuit of self-sufficiency through business success.

We invite you to attend this event, also to support our event in one of two ways – by donating an
item for the raffle drawings or becoming an event sponsor! Once again, this year’s Gathering
will host a slot tournament where we have five (5) slot machine sponsorships available.

 Business Donations – items donated are displayed for the raffle ticket drawings
 Slot Machine Sponsor – $200 each with your business/logo placed on that slot

All donors and sponsorships will be recognized in the Gathering program.

Board members will be reaching out to Chamber members to personally invite you and your
colleagues to join us! Also, we will be inquiring about potential raffle donations or Slot Machine
sponsorship. If you would like to RSVP or to make that commitment now, please email your
contribution pledge to

Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join our event.
On behalf of the Nixyaawii Chamber Board, we would like to thank you for your continued
support and we look forward to seeing you on November 14th!

Preston Eagleheart
NCC Board President

46493 Mission Road #14, Pendleton, OR 97801

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2018 Annual Gathering Flyer

Annual Gathering Donation Letter 2018

Oregon Health Authority Job Opening- Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)

JOB CODE: OHA18-0886
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 11/27/18 11:59 PM
SALARY: $63,396.00 – $89,112.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their Tribal Affairs Department and
currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience to join
an excellent team and work to advance their Traibal Affairs operations.
The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to
eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.
What you will do!
As a Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst, you will work alongside the Tribal Affairs Director to
support the work of Tribal Affairs. You will work with Program Directors, and other staff within
the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in the planning and implementation of policies and
programs impacting tribal members. You will also assist with evaluating program operations,
planning improvements and implementing changes in policy, procedures and rules.

In this role, your responsibilities will include: supporting policy analysis and implementation of
the Tribal Consultation Policy; identifying critical events, including-state plan amendments,
waivers and rules; compiling information; sending Dear Tribal Leaders Letters (DTLL); assisting
in scheduling consultation meetings; taking meeting minutes and providing any needed follow-
up; and collecting and reporting performance evaluation data including reporting for the OHA
Performance Management System.

Additionally, you will be involved in the following activities in a project management capacity:
policy compliance, you will review and track agency-wide rulemaking; reviewing upcoming
changes to rules on a bi-weekly basis; discussing changes and sharing information with OHA
staff and representatives from the I/T/U's as well as the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health
Board; plan with Rulemaking Coordinators for DTLLs, Rules Advisory Committees invitees and
consultation meetings.

This position will grant you the opportunity to participate in identified meetings and workgroups
and document and share meeting minutes for SB770 HHS Cluster Meetings, OHA Tribal
Monthly Meetings and Workgroup Meetings. You will assist to develop and maintain an OHA
Tribal Affairs Webpage to provide information on current and ongoing work and assist with
training state agency managers and employees who communicate with tribes.
What's in it for you?
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from.

We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten
paid holidays per year. If you are a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience, don't delay,
apply today!

This is a full-time, permanent position that is classified as management services, non-supervisory

and is not represented by a union.

This position will be located in Salem at 500 Summer Street NE.

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences,
Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills;
and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level
evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal Affairs.
Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process if you are using education or
coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts can be either be provided at the
time of application or during an in-person interview.
Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the
name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required
courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable;
however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.

 Experience working with Tribes and Tribal Organizations on health issues.
 Experience in facilitation, negotiation and building consensus among diverse constituents
with competing needs.
 Ability to build trust and effectively manage conflict.
 Strong listening skills and an ability to ask critical questions.
 Proven ability to work collaboratively with Oregon Tribes.
 Comfortable working independently.
 Experience dealing with complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
 Demonstrated skill in addressing politically challenging situations with tact, diplomacy
and sensitivity.
 Experience in promoting a culturally responsive and diverse work environment.


Please follow the link below to submit an official State Application. This step is REQUIRED if
you wish to be considered for this position.

City of Portland Native Marketplace Application-Dec. 2018

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is once again hosting their annual Native American Marketplace on December 6th, 2018 from 10a-2p at City HallThere is no charge for booth space.  First-come first served!

City of Portland Native American Heritage Month
Native American Marketplace

Thursday, December 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
City of Portland, ATTN: Ana Brophy

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Rm. 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

E-mail at

The City of Portland is honored to sponsor the Native American Marketplace and welcomes you to this
event. The Marketplace provides opportunities for cultural exchange and celebration. The Native
American Market will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Booth space is in Portland City Hall North and South Atrium – first floor, 1221 SW 4th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon. There is no charge for booth space. This is a first-come first-served reservation
system. Set up time starts at 8:00 AM through 10:00 AM. Tear down is 2:00 PM through 4:00 PM.
The City of Portland provides one 6×2-foot table and 2 chairs for each Exhibitor free of charge. Any
other items needed, such as tablecloths, skirting, etc, needs to be provided by the Exhibitor.
Complete the following to reserve your booth:

AER-Business Waiver Form

NAHM Booth Agreement 2018

Opportunity to comment on proposed City and County Clean Air Construction Standard

The Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed parallel resolutions on Sept. 20, 2018, committing to establish a Clean Air Construction Procurement Standard. The standard would require equipment used on City and County construction projects to dramatically reduce diesel particulate matter from older diesel engines.  Public comment on the proposed Clean Air Construction Standard will be accepted now through Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4pm.  All information you submit, including your name and contact information, will become part of the public record.  To view the proposed Clean Air Construction Standard and submit comments, please go to:

SKANSA to hold late winter/ early spring Boost class

Description of Program
The BOOST program is a ten-week hands on training program for certified minority,
women owned business contractors. The goal of the program is to provide training in
fundamental areas of construction business management and provides an opportunity
to network with other contractors, representatives from participating agencies,
Skanska and other relevant business organizations.
The course addresses topics that are challenging for all contractors, including
Accounting for Construction, Estimating and more. The format includes actual case
studies, group conversations and hands on demonstrations with proven business
practices. Course materials are presented by internal and external Skanska subject
experts. The program is free to participants.


Description of Program
This program takes our previous BOOST graduates and walks them through specific

projects from beginning to end with the full project team. Re-BOOST includes break-
out sessions that allow graduates to sit with project managers and first-tier contractors

to discuss project opportunities. Re-BOOST will not only prepare subcontractors
for opportunities on our projects, but will also inform bid packaging to maximize
MWBE firm opportunities.



City of Portland Contracting Opportunities to Partners

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00001085 Jim Harley WINTER STORM SERVICES SNOW REMOVAL Open Market 11/09/2018 01:00:00 PM List
00001082 Kimberly Whelan ON-CALL LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICER SERVICES Open Market 11/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001075 Kimberly Whelan FY 2018-19 COMMUNITY INSIGHTS SURVEY Open Market 11/20/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001074 Valentine Hellman WATER QUALITY DATA MONITORING BUOY IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER Open Market 11/16/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001071 Kelly Davis-McKernan SANITARY SEWER & STORMWATER COMPREHENSIVE RATE STUDY Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001070 Kimberly Whelan BULL RUN DAMS PART 12 D INSPECTION AND REPORT Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001067 Valentine Hellman JOB ORDER CONTRACT PROGRAM DEVELPOMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001064 Rachel Beane BES FOOD PROCESSOR VAULT RELOCATION Open Market 11/08/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001059 Kimberly Whelan NEW MOBILITY STRATEGIES Open Market 11/06/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001053 Emmanuel Amunga MT. TABOR RESEVOIRS PHASE 2 PRESEVATION Open Market 11/29/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001052 Kimberly Whelan NET METER REVENUE REVIEW Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001013 Rachel Beane RED ELECTRIC TRAIL: SW BERTHA BLVD – SW CAPITOL HIGHWAY Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001003 Emmanuel Amunga EAST PORTLAND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSIT Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000985 Theresa Green UTILITY BILL PRINTING, MAILING, AND PRESENTMENT (WATER) Open Market 11/28/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000643 Celeste King NE COLUMBIA BLVD AT MLK JR BLVD Open Market 11/15/2018 02:00:00 PM List

Assistant Director, Operations & Finance Recruitment

Business Oregon has an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished progressive leader to serve as the agency Assistant Director of Operations.

The senior-level position reports to the Director and participates as a member of Business Oregon’s Executive Team in support of the agency mission. This Assistant Director leads the Operations & Finance Division, and provides leadership and operational policy and program direction to the agency.

The position provides operational policy and program leadership as it relates to shared agency functions, including budgeting, accounting, policy, procurement, employee services, information technology, and other shared services. The position also oversees the business finance team, which manages business loan and bonding programs. The successful applicant would demonstrate skills and experience related to preparing budget documents, human resources and employee development, agency engagement and team building, testifying in front of the Legislature, and working closely with elected officials. Although the Assistant Director reports directly to the Director, communication and tasks often occur directly with the Governor’s office, the Legislature, agency commission and board members, other state agencies or officials, and internal teams.

This position assures internal systems efficiently support the Agency’s mission, its five strategic priorities, and related implementation and service delivery. All agency managers are responsible for the success of the organization in achieving its
mission and are expected to be effective, professional leaders who get results; supervise employees for peak performance; and demonstrate positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications for the position include:
Six years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the
following:(a) development of program rules and policies,(b) development of long-and short-range goals and plans,(c) program evaluation, and (d) budget preparation.


Benefits  Compensation:
Salary Range $89,000-$131,232 annually
Employment with Business Oregon will afford you a comprehensive employee salary and benefits package, which typically includes the following elements:
 Employer-Paid (95-99%) Medical, Vision, Prescription & Dental insurance covering employees and their dependents
 Employer-Paid $5,000 Basic Life Insurance
 Supplemental Life, Long & Short-Term Disability insurance options
 10 Employer-Paid Holidays, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and 3 Personal Business Days
 No-Cost Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (Section 125) plan
 Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) with 6% employee- contribution paid by employer
 Optional participation in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a Deferred Compensation (Section 457) plan offering a wide
variety of investment options.

To Apply:
Principal Executive/Manager G (Assistant Director of Operations)
Closes: Open until filled

Seasonal Job Opportunities with Amazon in Troutdale, OR

Amazon will start hiring for more than 2,000 seasonal and full-time roles for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities around Portland. Candidates can walk in, apply and receive a job offer on the spot at a hiring event or apply online:

Amazon expects to make hundreds of on-the-spot job offers and hopes these positions can be the start of a long career at Amazon:

About the Amazon Hiring Events
Dates:       Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time:         9 AM – 10 PM
Location:  Amazon Fulfillment Center Staffing Office
1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060

Job Details
Beginning November 1, the recently announced Amazon $15 minimum wage will apply to all hourly associates on top of Amazon’s industry-leading benefits, which apply to full-time, part-time, and seasonal associates.  Full-time Amazon associates who stay with the company for a year will also have access to the innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields and flexible schedules and Career Skills, which trains hourly associates in critical job skills like resume writing, how to communicate effectively, and computer basics.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants can prepare by bringing I-9 documentation to the hiring event. Acceptable I-9 documents can be found at:

COBID Info session with Travel Portland!!

Just a quick reminder about our Lunch & Learn next week, Wednesday, October 3.   If your business is minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, or if you’re an emerging small business, you won’t want to miss this session.  The primary goal of COBID certification is to level the playing field by providing certified businesses a fair opportunity to compete for government contracts regardless of owner ethnicity, gender, disability, or firm size.

Come learn from Stephen Richardson, a compliance specialist with Business Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). Learn which types of certifications are available (including Minority/Women Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business, and Service Disabled Veteran). You’ll also learn the requirements for receiving certain certifications and the additional resources beyond certification that are available to you.

Elephants Catering & Events will provide lunch.

Please join us:           Wednesday, October 3:   12:00pm – 1:00pm
Travel Portland’s Conference Room:   100 SW Main St., Suite 1100
It’s Free!
RSVP Here…