Growing strong and safe communities requires knowledge and strategies to develop sustainable housing initiatives, preserve language and culture, encourage financial wellness, and write grant proposals. Over the course of this three-day conference participants will be educated on topics related to culture revitalization, sustainable housing, grants education, Tribal government, and financial wellness.
This year the NLC is pleased to collaborate with Oweesta to host the next Building Native Communities:
“The 6th Annual Summer Conference will provide an ideal forum to come together, stimulate ideas, establish collaborations, and initiate discussions in promoting strong and safe Tribal communities in Indian Country.” – Georgette Palmer Smith, (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma/Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) Executive Director of the Native Learning Center.
The Sixth Annual Summer Conference sessions include, but are not limited to:
“Substance Abuse: A Counter Culture to Tradition” - Instructors Mark Panasiewicz and Carrie Paquette, will combine Hope Works’ Enablement Prevention Program (EPP) interactive presentation where participants can reach out, share and receive experience, and knowledge. This session will educate on how drug abuse and enablement help destroy culture and break down traditions.
“Work Rewards: Find Out How the Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Your Community” – Instructors Patsy Schramm (Cherokee Nation) and Yvonneda Thompson (Cheyenne) will educate participants how to start or expand a volunteer free income tax preparation program to help individuals claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and build assets to enhance community economic growth. Take advantage of the nation’s largest anti-poverty program, lifting over 6 million people from poverty each year.
“Grants A to Z: RFP Preparation”
“Walking the Four Directions – A Cultural View of Supervision”
To register for the Sixth Annual Summer Conference: Promoting Strong and Safe Tribal Communities and view agenda, visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/
The Native Learning Center (NLC) is an educational resource that offers Native and Indigenous people the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that improve quality of life through housing related educational programs. The NLC hosts conferences and individual courses that bring Native and Indigenous people together to discuss vital topics that promote cultural development within Indian Country. In cooperation with the Housing and Urban Development Office, Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), and various Native American trainers throughout Indian Country, the NLC developed areas of concentration to complement current national organizations that support EWONAP’s mission to promote development of native housing and housing related activities. For more information, visit www.nativelearningcenter.com, or contact US at (954) 985-2300.
Contact: Christina Gonzalez at (954) 985-2300 ext. 10691 or via e-mail at: Christinagonzalez@
Native Learning Center
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