US Census: Bureau Data Webinars & Events

Partners/Friends: Registration links and information are NOW OPEN for the April & May Data Summit series. There is limited registration capacity and registration is filling up fast. Please register ASAP for any/all summits that you may be interested in. See the various topics and registration links below. At the conclusion of these sessions, you will:

• Have an increased awareness of the vast data products available through U.S. Census Bureau

• Be better equipped to utilize some of the free on-line tools available on census.gov

• Have resources and toolkits to assist with navigating data available through census.gov

For more information, check out: Upcoming Webinars (census.gov)

APRIL

The “Census Bureau Data for Everyone” session is a FREE Virtual Webinar. Learn about how your responses to Census Bureau surveys are used to create publicly available data products. Explore data tools on census.gov and discover how you can utilize those tools to help transform your communities. 

The Session is scheduled for April 8, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!! **This summit is now FULL. Note that it will be recorded. A link to the recorded version will be made available upon request.

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for the American Indian and Alaska Native Population and Businesses” is a FREE Virtual Webinar and will show you how to explore the data and tools that the Census Bureau offers for the AIAN population and AIAN-owned businesses as well as navigate the My Tribal Area app. This web app provides quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). 

The Session is scheduled for April 13, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organizations” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will take a deeper dive into data from decennial censuses, various surveys, and examine the statistics from datasets to help your proposal writing and give a more complete portrait of those you serve. 

The Session is scheduled for April 15, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities” is a FREE Virtual Webinar and will teach basic Census geography, rural vs. urban terminology, as well as tools and tables using the American Community Survey (ACS) for the contemporary rural landscape. 

The Session is scheduled for April 20, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Statistics in Schools” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach data users how to explore the Statistics in Schools (SIS) Website, which provides valuable and easy-to-use lessons for K-12 students who have the increasing need for data-literacy to compete in the 21st Century. 

The Session is scheduled for April 22, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Census Business Builder for Small Business Retailersand Service Establishments” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach you how to access the Census Business Builder suite of services, which provides selected demographic and economic data tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and user-friendly format. 

The Session is scheduled for April 29, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

MAYThis Summit on “COVID-19 HUB Demographic and Economic Resources” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will provide data users demographic and economic data designed to help guide decision-making related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Session is scheduled for May 6, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data about Housing Characteristics” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach data users about housing and household data available from various surveys and indicators for building permits, construction, home ownership rates and more. 

The Session is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

NICWA 39th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference

Our 39th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference season is well underway. We are excited to announce that this year, to do our part in protecting communities, we are having a fully virtual conference. With over 1,400 attendees, and growing every year, this four-day conference has become the premier national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from tribes sharing best practices and lessons learned to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.

NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees and creates 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 experience and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.Check out our draft agenda here

Exciting new elements to look forward to this year:

• Sweepstakes with two grand prizes

• Recorded sessions for post-conference viewing

• Virtual exhibitor booths

• Newly designed conference schedule

Participants will be able to attend from the comfort of their own homeor office. All attendees will need internet access or a phone for call-in options.Webcams are encouraged for networking activities. Please be sure to register each person individually as they will be given a unique login.

Remember! We have integrated our member discounts into our online registration software. If you are a current member, when registering online, be sure to use the email address connected to your membership to automatically receive your member discount. All others registering at the attendee rate will automatically purchase a year-long Abalone membership. 

Questions? Email training@nicwa.org

2022 Annual Conference Call For Artists

Apply by May 3, 2021

NICWA invites American Indian and Alaska Native artists to participate in our Call for Artists. NICWA is excited to once again provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents in support of our 2022 40th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference. Submissions are due May 3, 2021.

ATNI Presidential Transition Planning Summit 2021

WHEN:Tuesday, December 8, 202010 AM – 4 PM PTWHERE:
Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldemhrzIvHdPwnFurPTu3Ubtu0iyyMy3_ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Members of the Biden Transition Team will present during the first hour of the Summit including Janie Hipp who will be focusing on BIA issues and Geoff Roth who is working on HHS issues.


Following the Biden Transition Team presentation, we will review the priorities and recommendations of the ATNI committees to discuss, approve and forward to the Biden Transition Team.


Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations
https://joebiden.com/tribalnations/#


NCAI Transition Plan
https://www.ncai.org/…/draft-presidential-transitionplan-with-committee- input-111320

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Native American Veterans Memorial Webinar

November 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST 

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) will be hosting a webinar to discuss the history of the National Native American Veteran Memorial, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the memorial. Speakers will include Rebecca Trautmann, Alexandra Harris, and Betsy Gordon. 
If you have questions, or require special accommodations, please contact Pete Vicaire at peter.vicaire@va.gov.To register for the webinar, please click here.NCAI Contact: Nicholas Courtney, Policy Analystncourtney@ncai.org

HUD Region X Webinar “Mitigating COVID-19 with Tribal Healthy Homes”: HUD Resources and Project Examples”

HUD Region X Webinar“Mitigating COVID-19 with Tribal Healthy Homes”: HUD Resources and Project Examples” 
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9am Alaska Time/10am Pacific Time
Region X Administrator, Jeff McMorris will introduce Michelle Miller, Deputy Director, HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). AJ Salkoski, HUD Tribal Healthy Homes Program Analyst, will talk about the importance of healthy homes in tribal communities, and HUD’s Tribal Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, and Greg Stuckey, Administrator, Alaska Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) will talk about other HUD ONAP programs which can fund healthy homes activities.
Finally, Portland Field Office Director, Tony Ramirez, will talk about another upcoming Region X Healthy Homes webinar in July.   We hope you’ll join us.Join us via AT&T web meeting:
Web meetingwebmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 1-877-336-1828Access code: 3059548
OR Teleconference:Call in: 1-877-336-1828Conference code: 3059548# 
Please contact Ann Gravier at ann.y.gravier@hud.gov, if you have any questions or comments.

ATNI 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window Webinar

ATNI 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window Webinar
Friday, June 19th 10:00AM
You are invited to join the ATNI hosted webinar to discuss the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window. This window is a unique opportunity for Tribes in rural areas to directly access unassigned spectrum over their Tribal lands, subject to buildout requirements. The 2.5 GHz band is suitable for both mobile coverage and fixed point-to-point uses, and is currently used to provide broadband service by legacy educational licensees and commercial providers that lease the spectrum. Depending on your needs, it can play an important role in the deployment of broadband and other advanced communications services on your Tribal lands.
The Rural Tribal Priority Window opened Monday, February 3, 2020, and closes on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6PM EDT. Click the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window Submitted Applications link under Related Links to view a list of submitted applications.
REGISTER TODAY!
When: Jun 19, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: ATNI: Tribal Eligibility for the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window 
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UCI7lL9xRXW99elQLR_Phg 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ATNI Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Webinar

ATNI Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Webinar
June 18, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time
You are invited to join the ATNI hosted webinar to discuss the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). The RDOF will provide up to $20.4 billion over 10 years to communications providers for communities that are unserved or underserved by broadband internet. 
The RDOF auction includes a tribal lands bidding preference to include more eligible tribal locations in this opportunity. This webinar will provide an overview of the RDOF auction, discussion from tribal practitioners, and a Question & Answer session between the FCC and attendees.  Nearly 80 percent of the $20.4 billion is available in Phase I, which is scheduled to begin October 2020. The deadline for letters of interest for Phase I is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
REGISTER TODAY!
When: Jun 18, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: ATNI: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund 
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ZLLThqmR9qgfxbwtnwk-A 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Tribal Leader Town Hall on COVID-19

NAFOA, NCAI, and NIHB will convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall on the COVID-19 pandemic to engage on updates and policy implications. The town hall will be in a webinar format where we will discuss responses from the White House, public health agencies, and how our organizations are responding to the fight against COVID-19.

You may submit questions in advance via the registration form or by emailing Lacina Onco at lacina@nafoa.org.

March 17, 2020
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Eastern
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  ResourcesTribal Leader Town Hall RegistrationNIHB Letter on COVID-19 FundingCDC COVID-19 WebsiteNCAI COVID-19 WebsiteWHO COVID-19 Website
 
Register for Tribal Leader Town Hall
To learn more and stay updated, see the CDC’s website on COVID-19 response. We recommend following official sources for information.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Lacina Onco, Policy Specialist, at 202-603-3943 or at lacina@nafoa.org.