Over 40 Tribes, Tribal organizations, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal businesses submitted written comments and/or participated in the virtual consultations DoD officials hosted in April. Drawing on the input received, DoD staff crafted a plan that outlines how DoD policies, training, consultation, and outreach will help DoD meet its federal trust responsibilities to Tribes and protect Tribal lands, rights, and resources from impacts related to ongoing and proposed military operations. The 10-page DoD Plan of Action details steps to update policy, refine and improve program guidance, expand cultural communications and consultation training (online and in-person, if conditions permit) for DoD leaders and staff, and reinvigorate outreach initiatives to inform and engage Tribal leaders.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a free webinar on the Tribal Solar Development Policy Initiative tomorrow, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
With support from DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association (MTERA) have embarked on a 3-year initiative to address regulatory challenges to tribal solar deployment. The goal of this initiative is to articulate key barriers to tribal solar and solar-plus-storage adoption at all scales and to ready stakeholders to implement options to address these challenges. This webinar will share some early findings from the initiative and explain how others can get involved.
- Jake Glavin, MTERA Executive Director
- Tyler Huebner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
- Brandy Toft, Leech Lake Ojibwe
- Amy Fredregill, WSB Engineering
- Pilar Thomas, Quarles & Brady.
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW | Washington DC 20585
For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) webinars taking place during the week of Sept 13-17, 2021 regarding African Swine Fever hosted by APHIS.
African Swine Fever (ASF) Action Week is to focus attention on the importance of preparedness and our ongoing, collaborative efforts to keep this disease out of the United States.
The attached flier includes the ASF Action Week webinar schedule and provides information on how to register.
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If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to myself (email@example.com), Dr. Terry Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) Director Office of National Tribal Liaison, and Hallie Zimmers (email@example.com) Adviser for State and Stakeholder Relations for any additional information.
Tribal Leader Roundtable – Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 AT 10AM
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorizes and amends the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) of 2010, which established the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. SSBCI provides certain governments funding for 1) small business financing programs and 2) technical assistance to small businesses applying for SSBCI. ARPA authorized SSBCI Tribal government eligibility for the first time and provided a $500 million Tribal set aside. Treasury has conducted a Tribal consultation, hosted a Tribal information session, and engaged in Tribal engagement on this fund over the past few months. Based on the consultation, Treasury adopted a distribution methodology that allocated payments using a formula that is based on enrollment data and establishes a minimum amount ($423,000) for eligible Tribal governments. All eligible Tribal governments have been notified of their initial allocations via email. A Notice of Intent to apply for these funds is due August 16, 2021 at 5:00 EDT and applications are due December 11, 2021. Please note that the NOI does not obligate a government to participate in the program. SSBCI Resources:
- Tribal Fact Sheet: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/256/Tribal-SSBCI-Fact-Sheet-7-28-21.pdf
- Tribal Allocation Methodology: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/256/Preliminary-Allocation-to-Tribal-Governments-Methodology-Summary.pdf
- SSBCI Page and NOI: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/small-business-programs/state-small-business-credit-initiative-ssbci
- If you have questions about the Treasury SSBCI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have questions about Tribal Affairs at Treasury, please email Tribal.Consult@treasury.gov
ATNI HOSTED TREASURY MEETING TUESDAY AUGUST 10TH AT 10AMTopic: US Treasury SSBCI Time: Aug 10, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Interdisciplinary Research Leaders-Team Akiak
Project Coordinator (Part-time contract)
TITLE: PROJECT COORDINATOR (Contract Position)
HOURS: Up to 20 hours per week
LOCATION: Remote within the Greater Northwest and Western Alaska
PAY RANGE: $28-30 per hour (No benefits included)
SUBMISSION DATE: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 5 PM (PT)
Job Description: PROJECT COORDINATOR
This position is open to interested contractors. Serious part-time applicants please send a cover letter, resume/CV and three references (name, title, organization, email, phone) to James Parker of ATNI at email@example.com by March 24, 2021 at 5 PM (PST). This is in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This study builds on an established community partnership between our interdisciplinary team and an Alaskan Native community. This study embodies Indigenous research methodologies including ethical tribal engagement at all stages of research design, implementation, dissemination and policy impact. Our work will yield two broad results: water quality data on local watersheds and a better understanding about how environmentally related stress experienced by the Alaska Native community is impacting their health. In addition,we will initiate extensive conversations around the topics of water and health by building a network of tribal leaders and policy makers to prioritize their local needs and to identify culturally grounded solutions.
Who are we?
This study is a community-academic partnership endeavor between ATNI, University of Washington and an Alaska Native community. Through this partnership ATNI has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Coordinator reporting to the Project Director for the environmental research project, “A Holistic Environmental Health Approach to Promoting Health, Equity and Water Security in one Alaska Native Village.”
The primary purpose of this Project Coordinator position is to provide research project coordination and support for a research team across ATNI, University of Washington and an Alaska Native community to achieve the aims of the environmental health study. The Project Coordinator works under the general direction of the Project Director, and provides overall coordination.
Under the guidance of the Project Director, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day administration of the project. This will include, but is not limited to, scheduling virtual and in-person meetings, record keeping, assisting with coordinating data collection and arranging water quality data testing in labs among partnering institutions, assuring fidelity to data collection protocols, ordering supplies, and managing travel arrangements. Additionally, he/she/they will provide logistical support for quantitative and qualitative data collection in the Pacific Northwest and Alaskan sites. He/she/they will also generate progress reports to funders and Tribal partners, create posters and other communication tools, and coordinate dissemination of research results at the community-level, as well as support the research team in publication of research results. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and tact, the ability to work with a wide range of community and academic partners, and experience developing, implementing, and monitoring research protocols.
The part-time (up to 20 hours per week) position bridges the often wide gap – real and perceived – between academia and community, especially with respect to environment health research. By building mutual trusting relationships between academia and communities, both parties will be able to address environmental health disparities to the mutual benefit of community well-being, as well as academic research.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities for the study include but are not limited to:
- Work with the Principal Investigators to design and implement the various phases of the research project.
- Coordinate work plans to meet strategic objectives for continued partnership engagement, recruitment of participants, focus groups, water sample, online survey development, data collection, data analysis and dissemination.
- Assess unique research approval mechanisms for the UW and the partnering tribes, identify diverse approval steps, and complete all necessary processes (including IRB applications, administrative letters, and tribal resolutions) to obtain research approval from partner tribes.
- Assist the team in establishing protocols to standardize daily operating procedures and promoting an organizational culture that is transparent and accountable to all stakeholders.
- Organize, maintain and revise project files and the large number of documents within those files.
Master’s degree in Information School, American Indian or Indigenous Studies, Environmental Science, Public Health, Psychology, Tribal Colleges and Universities or related field and 2-3 years of relevant experience to include:
- At least 2 years of Community-Based Participatory Research education and/or experience
- At least 2 years of work with American Indian/Alaskan Native communities
- Strong project management skills, including meeting scheduling, travel logistics and financial reconciliation
- Knowledge and prior experience with human subjects institutional review process
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Zoom, References and Bibliography software (e.g., Endnote)
- Strong commitment to social justice and experience partnering with under-served communities for purposes of health equity
- Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and conduct follow-up
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken), with demonstrated ability to earn trust and respect of colleagues and partners at all levels and from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands
- Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of an interdisciplinary research team, as well as work independently.
Experience in tracking, completing and revising research ethics and project recruitment materials in tribal settings.
Start and End Dates
The position is open immediately, March 15, 2021, with funding guaranteed through Sep 1, 2023.
|WHEN:Tuesday, December 8, 202010 AM – 4 PM PT||WHERE:|
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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
NCAI Transition Plan
June 27th, 2020
Dear Friends of Sen. John McCoy;
On June 12th, 2020, Sen. McCoy received a Master of Public Administration honorary degree from The Evergreen State College during commencement. Earlier that day, he also received the 2020 Public Official of the Yearaward from the college’s Master of Public Administration program. Finally, to ensure that Sen. McCoy’s legacy of supporting Native student education continues, we are currently working to endow a scholarship in the senator’s name to support future MPA Tribal Governance students.
While presenting the honorary degree during commencement, Evergreen President Dr. George Bridges referenced the senator’s extraordinary educational leadership in Native education throughout the state, including passage of the Since Time Immemorial Legislation, legislation establishing tribal compact schools in Washington state and co-founding the Tribal Leaders Congress in Education.
Sen. McCoy, the Tulalip Tribes, and the Muckleshoot Tribe helped establish the Advanced Studies in Tribal Governance program in Evergreen’s Master of Public Administration program, which Faculty Emeriti Alan Parker (Chippewa Cree) and Linda Moon Stumpff (Apache) co-founded in 2000.
The 10th MPA Tribal Governance class graduated this past June. Our alumni of Tribal Students have played a lead role in transformative change as they have filled key positions throughout Indian Country. President Joe DeLaCruz of the Quinault Indian Nation, a visionary leader of the past generation, saw such a goal when he called upon Parker and Stumpff to design and teach this program.
We are creating an endowed scholarship fund that will allow the Senator’s educational and public service leadership to continue to impact current and future generations. We plan to begin distributing scholarships during the upcoming academic year with individual donations to launch the program, while we build an endowment to provide scholarships in perpetuity.
“When I first came home and started to work on building the Tribe’s resources, one of those resources was getting our Tribal students educated. Getting them educated was very important so that we could build on our resources and help our people grow.” –Sen. John McCoy (Tulalip)
For more information on the Sen. John McCoy Endowed Scholarship, please contact Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, J.D. (Ojibwe), Vice President for Indigenous Arts, Education and Tribal Relations, at (360) 918-1817 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to join us by making an online contribution here: Senator McCoy Scholarship
Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, J.D. (Citizen, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe)
Vice President for Indigenous Arts, Education and Tribal Relations
The Evergreen State College
Olympia WA 98505
Alan R Parker, J.D. (Citizen, Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation)
Adjunct Faculty, The Maori Indigenous University and
Faculty Emeritus, The Evergreen State College
|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 meeting: webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 1-877-336-1828Access code: 3059548
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Please contact Ann Gravier at email@example.com, if you have any questions or comments.
|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.
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
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|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.
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.
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