UNR Native Programs holds Summer Zoom Workshop Series

The University of Nevada, Reno Native Programs is holding a summer workshop series via zoom for American Indian producers from across the United States. Information on the workshop series is below.

To register for the workshop series, please visit: https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArf-mqqDgjGtD8FGKxhHrAxuQnRmBGUIaV 

 


Advanced Business Training

2021 Summer Zoom Crawl workshop series

 Come and join us each week for an educational workshop to improve your business management skills.  American Indian producers across the United States are encouraged to attend and discuss different financial topics with faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno Native Programs and collaborators.  Each Crawl topic will be one hour 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Crawl #1: May 18, 2021
How can I better manage my money? Carol Bishop & Ruby Ward

Crawl #2:  May 25, 2021
How do I improve my credit score? – Kaley Chapin & Vick Hebb

Crawl #3:  June 8, 2021
Let’s talk interest rates…How do they work?  – Ruby Ward & Carol Bishop

Crawl #4:  June 15, 2021
How do I buy a tractor? – Chad Johnson, The Akana Group Inc.

Crawl #5:  June 29, 2021
How do I increase my profits?  – Carol Bishop, Staci Emm, Vicki Hebb, Ruby Ward

Crawl #6:  July 13, 2021
Let’s talk Marketing…How do I design my plan? – Bob Conrad & Lindsay Chichester

Crawl #7: July 20, 2021
How to buy Indian Land?  Jim Wabindato, Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Craw #8: July 27, 2021
Small Acreage Agriculture Production  – Lindsay Chichester & Carol Bishop

 

Dr. Karletta Chief honored with Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award

Dr. Karletta Chief, at center of photo, has been honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award from University of Arizona.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. CHIEF!

Native Waters on Arid Lands team member Dr. Karletta Chief (Diné) has been honored with the University Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award for 2021 from the University of Arizona. This honor recognizes faculty who demonstrate outstanding commitment to outreach for the common good of the state and the nation, and it is the highest honor awarded in this category at the University of Arizona.

Read the full announcement here: https://environment.arizona.edu/highlights/dr-karletta-chief-receives-distinguished-outreach-faculty-award

NWAL COVID Working Group launches “Facts Not Fear” website; Provides accurate information about the COVID19 vaccine

The Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) COVID19 Working Group has launched an information campaign called “Facts Not Fear” to help supply accurate information and educational resources about the new COVID19 vaccines for Tribal members and extension experts located across Indian Country.

The need for accurate information about the COVID19 vaccines was identified during weekly calls organized by the COVID19 working group, which gathers federal agency sponsors, tribal partners, and extension experts to identify urgent issues and recommend actions to help lessen the effects of the pandemic on Native communities.

By answering questions and dispelling rumors around the COVID19 vaccines, the NWAL team is working to equip individuals across Indian Country with the information that they need to make decisions based on facts, not fear.

NWAL’s COVID Working Group organizes successful donation drive for Alaskan Villages

In December, members of the Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) COVID-19 Working Group organized a donation drive for several Alaskan Native communities that have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, supplying them with essential non-food items such as cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and winter clothing for children.

The need for these supplies was brought to the attention of the COVID-19 Working Group by Clarence Daniel, who joined one of NWAL’s weekly Zoom calls in December. Daniel described the situation faced by several villages in his region, which are located off-road in very remote areas outside of Bethel in southwestern Alaska. These villages were experiencing COVID-19 positivity rates of over 50% with villages in lockdown and schools and jobs closed. Emergency food supplies were being provided by the Food Bank of Alaska, but families from the villages were in need of a number of non-food items, and members of the COVID-19 Working Group immediately activated their personal and professional networks to help.

We would like to thank everyone who donated, including:
• Desert Research Institute scientists (Reno and Las Vegas)
• Rotary Clubs from Tahoe, Park City, Utah, North Dakota, Maine, and others from around the country
• Corcoran Global Living real estate agents
• League of Women Voters of Harvard, MA
• Friends and family members of Maureen McCarthy

Newsletter from Tuluksak Head Start

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL's December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL’s December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL's December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL’s December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL's December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL’s December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL's December donation drive.

Donations sent to Alaskan villages during NWAL’s December donation drive.

Dr. Karletta Chief wins AGU Ambassador Award

Karletta Chief wins AGU Ambassador Award

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. CHIEF!

The Native Waters on Arid Lands team congratulates our team member Dr. Karletta Chief (Diné) on receiving the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ambassador Award. This award honors individuals whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by traditional scientific discipline awards. Dr. Chief is one of 36 individuals recieving the highest honors bestowed by AGU for their excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach. She will be formally recognized at the virtual conference on December 9, 2020.

Read the full announcement here: https://eos.org/agu-news/announcing-the-2020-agu-union-medal-award-and-prize-recipients

COVID-19 and the 2020 wildland fire season: NWAL tribal wildfire panel shares challenges faced and lessons learned