Date/Location Description
NAHASDA Boot Camp (HUD/ONAP) Oct. 7-11
Lakewood, CO
HUD’s Office of Native American Programs offers this FREE 4 1/2 day class is intended for those new to Indian Housing, incl. employees, Board members, elected Tribal leaders and those wishing to learn the basics of contemporary Indian housing. The class covers requirements of the Indian Housing Law (NAHASDA), as well as best practices of successful tribes across Indian Country. Participants will complete exercises designed to address problems faced by many Indian housing programs. Register:
Tribal consultation to examine the taxation of tribally-chartered entities (Treasury/IRS) Oct. 8
Prior Lake, MN
The Dept. of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are conducting a tribal consultation to examine the taxation of tribally-chartered entities at the last session of NAFOA’s Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference . While it is held at NAFOA’s conference, it is free to attend the consultation. Tribal consultation attendance is aimed at tribal leaders and/or their designated liaisons. Taxation in Indian Country is important and NAFOA is encouraging all tribal leaders to attend. While Section 17 entities are considered broadly exempt, the rules around tribally-chartered entities are less certain. Treasury and the IRS will be taking formal comments and facilitating discussion from tribal leaders and officials on proposed. For more info and to attend, send an email to with “Consultation” in the subject line.
Labor Standards (HUD/ONAP) Oct. 8-9
Tulsa, OK
FREE. This training course provides guidance for recipients and sub-recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) on the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as wells as related statutory requirements such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the option of adopting Tribally Determined Wage Rates as allowed under NAHASDA. Visit
AMERIND RISK Symposium Oct. 9-11
Santa Ana, NM
More info at Register here for the 2019 AMERIND Symposium.
Development and Implementation of Tribal Solid Waste Codes and Ordinance training (ITEP, IHS, EPA) Oct. 15-17
Tucson, AZ
This course is available to employees of federally-recognized tribes that have completed integrated solid waste management plans but lack operable solid waste codes/ordinances. This course, online assignments, webinars and a follow-up workshop will focus on the writing and implementation of effective tribal solid waste codes. Each tribe that completes the training will receive legal and technical staff support via phone, email and/or web based meeting communication and shall include one-on-one assistance in developing and implementing their codes and ordinances (up to one year following the completion date of the training course). Course highlights include:

Importance of Developing Community-Specific Codes & Navigating the Jurisdictional Labyrinth

Drafting Codes – Conducting Research & Deciphering Code Language & Identifying Solid Waste Issues

Outreach Methods & Strategies for Cultivating Public, Legal, and Governmental Support

Enforcement Issues, Enforcement Options, Enforcement Alternatives; and Conducting/Managing Legal Review/Administrative Processes. More info. at: and ITEP’s online at

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia in Native Americans – Oct. 16

15th Annual ConferenceI am not Alone: Tools for Caregiving – Oct. 17
2019 Public Conference

Oct. 16-17
Camp Verde, AZ
Oct. 16 Pre-Conference program highlights different models of caregiving to best support professionals in their work serving elders in tribal communities. 15th Annual Conference: I am not Alone: Tools for Caregiving – Oct. 17 Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia is a growing problem that impacts both the person as well as their family caregivers. This full-day conference is designed to incorporate relevant research around the disease and caregiving as well as highlight available services and supports for caregivers and families. Participants will learn strategies to use daily to promote well-being in elders and their families. Register at or 602.839.6918
Pathways Home (HUD/ONAP) Oct. 21-25
Oklahoma City, OK
This training will discuss common accounting terminologies and purpose, overview of regularly used accruals and their treatment, recording a capital asset and donated asset purchased with NAHASDA funds or donated assets. Training will teach how to account…read more
Building Native Communities Financial Skills for Families Oct. 22-24
Norman, OK
This free of charge training, organized by the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) and the Native Alliance Against Violence, is sponsored by ONAC, the Native Alliance Against Violence, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, First Nations Development Institute, and the Choctaw Nation. BNC trainings are designed to provide Native-specific and culturally relevant financial education training for those who will then teach (or already do teach) financial education to Native communities. If you are new to teaching financial education, this is a great way to receive certification, so you may more confidently teach classes in your tribal communities. For those already teaching classes, this training is designed to help you refresh your skills and have access to updated curriculum materials. On the final day of the training, participants are invited to take a test so they may be a certified Building Native Communities Financial Skills for Families trainer. To apply to attend, go to:
Tribal Infrastructure Development and Financing (HUD/ONAP) Nov. 5-6
Phoenix, AZ
 HUD’s Office of Native American Programs offers this FREE workshop. Save the Date and watch for more details soon. Visit
Pathways Home (HUD/ONAP) Nov. 18-22
Spokane, WA
Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. Curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities. Participants will learn effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and families can maintain the home and personal finances after the purchase. Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom. Registration
NAIHC Legal Symposium Dec. 9-11
Las Vegas, NV
For more info., visit
Homebuyer Education Workshop (HUD/ONAP) Dec. 9-11
Las Vegas, NV
Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native Americans. Read more. For more, visit
2019 National Brownfields Training Conference Dec. 11-13
Los Angeles, CA
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Financial Management & Recordkeeping (HUD/ONAP) Jan. 2020
Phoenix, AZ
FREE. Watch for more details soon or visit
RES2020 March 2-5
Las Vegas, NV
RES2020 is the world’s premier Tribal business event targeting over 3,000 attendees from around the country. Tribes have unprecedented economic power and the world has taken notice that tribes demand to be at the table for discussions of business on [or affecting] their reservations. RES2020 gives organizations the opportunity to start that dialogue with these key decision makers. Over 3,000 attendees, a full-day of training for budding businesses, a procurement expo that links buyers and contractors with Native suppliers and subcontractors and a Trade Show to facilitate additional business connections and networking. RES2020 links corporate America and Native American businesses, tribally-owned enterprises, and tribal governments. For more info., contact Laurie Powell, Vice President of Business Development at or 703-740-1940.