Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families

October 22-24, 2019

U.S.P.S. National Center for Employee Development Conference Center | 2801 State Highway 9, East, Norman, OK 73701-1104

Event Overview

You are invited to attend a

First Nations Development Institute Building Native Communities (BNC) Financial Skills for Families

Train-the-Trainer on October 22-24, 2019, in Norman, Oklahoma

This free of charge training, organized by the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) and the Native Alliance Against Violence, is sponsored by ONAC (with support of the Wells Fargo Foundation), 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 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.

Native-specific financial education trainings, such as Building Native Communities trainings, acknowledge the broader understanding Native communities have about assets, as assets not only being money but also sovereignty, kinship, Native languages and arts, natural resources, etc. The BNC Financial Skills for Families training materials, developed by First Nations Development Institute and First Nations Oweesta Corporation, include culturally-relevant examples and note the ways Native communities have been saving for generations. Tribes and Native nonprofits may choose to integrate Native financial education into their other asset-building programs.

To apply to attend, go to: www.oknativeassets.org/Building-Native-Communities-BNC-Financial-Skills-for-Families-train-the-trainer

Who Should Apply to Attend this Native-Specific Financial Education Training? 

Tribal leaders, tribal program directors and other staff, Native nonprofits, Native asset building practitioners, college students interested in helping to teach financial education in their tribal communities, tribal housing authorities, domestic violence advocates, state agencies, federal programs, inter-tribal organizations, financial institutions, and others interested in utilizing Native-specific financial education curriculum.

Training Sponsors: 

This training is sponsored by ONAC (with support of the Wells Fargo Foundation), the Native Alliance Against Violence, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, First Nations Development Institute, and the Choctaw Nation.

Training Location: 

The training will be held at the U.S.P.S. National Center for Employee Development (NCED) Conference Center, located at 2801 State Highway 9, East, Norman, Oklahoma, 73071-1104. The training room is located in the Main Learning Center (map will be provided to the participants of the Conference Center at NCED).

Training Schedule: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 

8 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Training

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Training

Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Training and Certification Testing

Registration Fee: This 2019 Building Native Communities train-the-trainer is free of charge to participants.  Sponsors are covering the costs to provide this training opportunity, as part of their efforts to reduce training costs for Native communities.

Hotel Rate:  This NCED training center also provides hotel accommodations on site.  Under a room block that ONAC has established with NCED, the room rates are $94/night plus taxes. Rooms are available under the room block until September 23, 2019. To make a reservation under the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc room block, go to https://book.passkey.com/go/OKNativeAssetsCoalition. Check-in time at the NCED is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is before 11 a.m. Guests arriving prior to 4 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available.  The front desk can provide a luggage storage area for early arrivals or late departures. Complementary parking is available for all guests.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Native financial education training, please contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, at cfinsel@oknativeassets.org or at (405) 401-7873.

To apply to attend, go to: http://www.oknativeassets.org/Building-Native-Communities-BNC-Financial-Skills-for-Families-train-the-trainer

 

Christy Finsel

Executive Director

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc.

cfinsel@oknativeassets.org

(405) 401-7873