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First Nations established the Native Arts Initiative (NAI) (formerly called the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative) in 2014 with the goal of stimulating long-term perpetuation, proliferation and revitalization of artistic and cultural assets in Native communities. The NAI is working to achieve this by strengthening the enabling environments in which Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal programs operate to support emerging and established Native artists and sustain traditional Native arts in their communities.
Under the NAI, First Nations provides selected grantees with organizational and programmatic resources, including direct grants and technical assistance and training. Since 2014, First Nations has awarded more than $1 million in grant funds to a variety of eligible Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs under the NAI.
First Nations is pleased to announce this 2017 NAI request for proposals (RFP). Native-controlled nonprofits and tribal government programs located in one of the following regions are eligible to apply for an NAI Supporting Native Arts Grant as part of this current funding cycle:
During this funding cycle, First Nations will distribute approximately 15 Supporting Native Arts Grants of up to $32,000 each.
Selected Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs must have existing program initiatives in place supporting Native artists and the field of traditional Native arts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to increasing the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices and perpetuation and proliferation of traditional Native arts.
To learn more about First Nations’ Native Arts Initiative, please visit the First Nations’ website here.
Oregon Department of Transportation
I5: N. Tigard Interchange to E. Portland Freeway Interchange
|Become a contracting partner with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a $20 million freeway widening and paving project on Interstate 5 near Tualatin! Potential subcontracting opportunities are available in the following work areas:|
|HMAC Paving||Clearing/Grubbing||Pavement Grinding||Hauling/Trucking|
|Retaining Walls||Water Quality Detention||Traffic Loops||Traffic Control|
The assigned minimum Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for this project is 15%.
|Prime contractors will be submitting sealed bids by 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Please consider contracting or working with a project prime contractor and collaborating with ODOT on this important construction project.|
Learn more about the project and the details here:
Supporting documentation for this project can be found on the ODOT e-bid website:
Bidding information and documents will be available on September 14, 2017.
For project-specific information, please contact Project Manager Ron Larson via email:
The Oregon Lottery has a new job opportunity!
The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veterans’ programs and outdoor schools. Do you enjoy working in a changing environment where you can make a difference? If so, the Oregon Lottery is the winning place to be! We are looking for a Sr Organizational Development Consultant who brings strong organizational development skills combined with excellent training experience and a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to join our team.
The Sr. Organizational Development Consultant is responsible for leading the organizational development initiatives for the Lottery including employee development, retention programs, diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee engagement, leadership development and change management for those programs. They will understand and support the accomplishment of business priorities. They will build credible relationships with business leaders allowing for better decisions and organizational effectiveness. They will collaborate to solve complex HR-related issues. They will work independently with minimal guidance and may act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
For more information and to apply visit our careers website http://www.oregonlottery.org/jobs/
The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’ programs and outdoor schools. We are looking for a Contract Administration Program Manager to be the “touch-point” within the Lottery between its contract administrators and procurement analysts to develop and manage a best of class Contract Administration Program.
The Contract Administration Program Manager is a key resource for Lottery’s contract administrators and for implementation of Lottery’s Contract Administration Program. This position provides expertise in Lottery’s business transaction processes, from straight-forward purchases of goods and services to complex transactions of Lottery’s enterprise-wide telecommunications and gaming systems, associated software and hardware, including statement of work drafting. This position also provides expertise from knowledge of statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and industry best practices applicable to all aspects of Lottery’s contracting processes.
The Contract Administration Program Manager is the “touch-point” within Lottery between its contract administrators and procurement analysts to develop and manage a best of class Contract Administration Program. The Contract Administration Program Manager assists contract administrators drafting and reviewing documents related to all aspects of Lottery’s procurement including but not limited to solicitation documents, memoranda of understanding, commitment letters, contracts, amendments, waiver letters and notices of breach. This individual provides mentoring and assistance to Lottery’s Procurement Analysts in aspects related to contractor performance. The Contract Administration Program Manager assists the Sr Manager Procurement and Contracts with drafting and interpreting procurement rules, policies and procedures.
The Contract Administration Program Manager works under general supervision of the Sr Manager of Procurement and Contracts. The Contract Administration Program Manager works independently and efficiently, often under very tight time constraints, and works collaboratively with others.
For more information and to apply on line click https://www.oregonlottery.org/about/explore-the-lottery/careers
ONAC staff and board are pleased to introduce Amber Faist as our Marketing and Business Intake Coordinator. Amber will be connecting Native owned businesses to services in order to accelerate and assist business owners into the next stage of business development. She will be working alongside the Small Business Technical Assistance Partnership (SBTAP) program through Prosper Portland. The SBTAP is a citywide program that leverages the power of a partnership network committed to increasing the success of 1,000 underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Amber has a bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship and has demonstrated experience working within Tribal administrative offices and with Tribal youth ages 8-18. Amber is a 2017 graduate from the Oregon LEAD cohort for leadership development from Native American Youth & Family Services (NAYA). She is a Coquille Tribal member and looks forward to serving Oregon’s Native entrepreneurial network.
Please feel free to contact Amber with any questions and to introduce yourselves to our newest employee. She will be in the ONAC offices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm, and can also be reached via email Mondays through Fridays. Thank you all for your continued support of ONAC.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, Ste. 102
Portland, OR 97239
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239