Chamber & Community News…
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 Fellow, email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
NCC Board President
46493 Mission Road #14, Pendleton, OR 97801
|email@example.com | www.nixyaawiichamber.com|
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
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,
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
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.
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 Hall. There is no charge for booth space. First-come first served!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOTH SPACE AGREEMENT
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:
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: https://multco.us/
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.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239