Free! AIGC Journey to College Turtle Map

The turtle is seen as strength and solidarity, is old, wise, well respected and teaches us patience and never to give up.

Order free maps online here: http://www.aigcs.org/aigc-publications/aigc-journey-to-college-turtle-map/

FREE AISES Membership for Jr and Sr High Students

*Offer ends 4/30!

The American Indian and Science Engineering Society (AISES) has a membership drive going until the end of the month of April.

Sign up with this link:

http://www.aises.org/membership

FREE – Pre-college (Jr and Sr high school students)

$5 – college

$25 for professionals

Here’s a link to the most recent Winds of Change Magazine that’s included with the membership:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pohlyco/woc_2017spring/index.php

Resource: Visual Database

This {FREE} email course is perfect for you if you’ve been wanting to give your presentations a visual transformation but don’t really have a lot of visuals or don’t really know where to start.

Learn more at https://www.echorivera.com/blog/visual-database!

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Study Circles Online Conversation “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask” by Anton Treuer

Orientation** – February 15, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 1 – March 8, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 2 – Mach 29, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 3 – April 19, 2017 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm

**There is a prerequisite to receiving a copy of the book, which is participating in the orientation session on February 15, 2017.

These sessions will be a facilitated online conversation using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform and will be facilitated by:
Melissa Moe – Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (i.e. “The Network”)

David O’Connor – American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Fees, Schedule, and Registration
There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required.

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All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so a book can be sent to you prior to the first session.
Note: The book will not be sent to you until after you participate in the required orientation session on February 15, 2017.
 
Schedule
  • February 15, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 4:30 pm via Zoom
    Prerequisite Orientation Session
  • March 8, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Terminology, History, Religion, Culture and Identity
  • March 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Pow Wow, Tribal languages, Politics
  • April 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom
    Readings: Economics, Education, Perspectives

Questions
Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or mmoe@TheNetworkWI.com.
For more great training opportunities offered by The Network, visitwww.TheNetworkWI.com.

Indigenous Evaluation 101 Webinar Tomorrow!

webinar imageIndigenous Evaluation 101:  Designing Evaluations that Are Culturally Responsive & Scientifically Rigorous Three Part Webinar

  • Part 1-Evaluation 101 and Importance for Tribal Planning & Infrastructure

Monday June 20th, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT |

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  • Part 2-Evaluation Designs for Tribal Communities

Tuesday June 21st, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT |

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  • Part 3-Protecting Tribal Data, Knowledge & Other Types of Property

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT |

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Training Description:

Do you want to show the impact your project /programming is having?  Is meeting the technical evaluation reporting requirements while still including of culture within evaluation a challenge?  If so, this three-part webinar series is for you! Addressing scientific “rigor” of evaluation for “evidence-based” reports and including culturally-responsive evaluation IS possible!  This NEW three-part evaluation series training will give you the foundation that you need to become more comfortable with project or program evaluation.  Session 1 will give an overview of evaluation basics, commonly used evaluation designs by funders, and describes the important role of data collection and evaluation to the Tribal planning process and measuring long-term strategic impacts.  Session 2 expands on basic evaluation designs and offers innovative Indigenous and culturally and contextually responsive evaluation designs that can be used in Indigenous communities on the Reservation, in urban areas, or in rural contexts.  Session 3 concludes by discussion of evaluation ethics, protections, and strategies for keeping data, intellectual and cultural property with the Tribal Government or organization as they keep in control of their information and build research/evaluation partnerships with non-Tribal agencies and funding sources.  Many resources and concrete examples will be provided to deepen the meaning and applicability of each workshop’s content.

Training Objectives:

  • Part 1-Evaluation 101 and Importance for Tribal Planning & Infrastructure

Monday June 20th, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT | 1.5 hours

Evaluation 101 and Importance for Tribal Planning & Infrastructure

General overview on evaluation terms and commonly used evaluation designs by funding agencies (non-Tribal) is covered.  Connecting the important of data collection and evaluation to the tribal planning and measuring long term strategic impacts is also included.

  • Part 2-Evaluation Designs for Tribal Communities

Tuesday June 21st, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT | 1.5 hours

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation Designs

Information and tips to develop culturally responsive evaluation designs that can be used for Indigenous populations in the Reservation, rural, or urban context will be shared.  CR Indigenous evaluation expands on basic evaluation designs used by non-Tribal funding agencies and gives participants strategies that will meet the community’s cultural requirements as well as the funder’s technical or scientific requirements.

  • Part 3-Protecting Tribal Data, Knowledge & Other Types of Property

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT | 1.5 hours

Protecting Tribal Data, Knowledge, & Intellectual or Cultural Property

Identify and document best practices to help organizations protect their Tribal data, knowledge, intellectual and/or cultural property. Then learn how to obtain positive change and leverage resources with said data. Information on how to assist Tribal Governments or organizations in maintaining control of their information by learning about; Indigenous evaluation ethics, protections, strategies for keeping data, addressing intellectual and cultural property rights.  Strategies for finding and building research/evaluation partnerships with non-Tribal agencies and funding sources will also be shared.

Objectives (overall):

  1. Participants will understand basic evaluations, designs, and purposes.
  2. Participants will understand the role of data collection and evaluation on Tribal planning and measuring long term strategic impacts.
  3. Participants will understand what an Indigenous and culturally responsive evaluation design is and how to use culture within a larger basic evaluation design to meet community and funder’s needs for evaluation.
  4. Participants will be aware and have examples and resources for Tribal protection of data, including: cultural and intellectual property protections, sample Tribal IRB policies, and example data sharing agreements so Tribal participants can effectively negotiate with non-Tribal research or evaluation partners and non-Tribal funding agencies.

Sign up for Dr. Bowman’s E-Fundraising Webinar!

dani and nickyE-Fundraising: A Guide to Research & Fundraising Methods Online

Nicole R. Bowman, Ph.D. & Dani Ebert

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT |

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Training Description:

In the now technology-centered world we live in, online fundraising is becoming more and more popular as a resource to raise funds. Fundraising online through e-mails, social media, or by other technology and internet-based strategies allows you to reach a broader audience and is more cost effective vs. traditional fundraising methods. In this webinar, participants will learn the differences between traditional and online fundraising and how online fundraising can benefit you and your organization. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to find and acquire funds using the internet through a fundraising methods handout and a template to help prioritize your organization’s fundraising needs.

Training Objectives:
A general overview of online fundraising followed by tips and tutorials on researching for e-fundraising methods to find what works best for you and your organization.  Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand what online fundraising is, the many methods for online fundraising, and the benefits of using the internet and technology to support fundraising efforts.
  2. Participants will be able to use online research strategies to find different methods of e-fundraising.
  3. Participants will be aware of and make better decisions about what types of e-fundraising will be the most feasible and effective for them and their organizations.

AEA and Sheila B Robinson Recommend Free Photo Sites

cheesy-stock-photo-768x512Sheila tells us, “In case you haven’t heard, cheesy stock photos are out! Show me a stock photo of an office setting and I guarantee someone in the photo will be wearing a light blue button-down shirt!”

Check out her Free photo resources!

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Native Learning Center Event & Resources

nlc_logoBowman Performance Consulting will be in attendance for Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country April 1st to the 3rd in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About the Event

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) is pleased to present Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country hosted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 1 – 3, 2014. The NLC will provide Tribal communities with the tools to develop economic opportunities, sustainable community infrastructures, alternative energy sources, and provide essential building blocks to create safer communities. Over the course of this three-day conference participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs and imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. Topics include, but are not limited to, NAHASDA related courses, youth and elder opportunities, and crime prevention.

Registration is Now Open http://nativelearningcenter.com/buildingsustainablecommunities/
Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

Our host hotel is the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, Green Bay, WI.  Call booking number 800-333-3333 or direct at 920-494-7300.

Resources

What Can BPC Do for You?

American Indian Business Resources

 

Who Should Attend

Acquisitions Managers

CEO’s of Housing Authorities

CFO’s of Housing Authorities

Chief Development Officers

Community Planners

COO’s of Housing Authorities

Directors of Housing

Executive Directors of Housing Authorities

Grant Managers

Home Ownership Councilors

Housing Authority Directors

Housing Commissioners

Housing Managers

Housing Officers

Housing Specialists

Members of Housing Boards

Tribal CFO’s

Travel Accommodations

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Learn to Write Grants Nov. 7th

Nicole Bowman will be teaching Introduction to Grant Writing on Thursday November 7th, 2013. The winner of countless award-winning grants will be sharing her best tips and techniques in this three-hour class. For only $44 you can join this hands-on workshop and enter for a chance to win FOUR hours of FREE technical assistance from Bowman Performance Consulting to help write your grant. Sign up now by calling Shawano Community Education at 715-526-3194  Ext. 3102.

What Will I Learn?

This introductory class will focus on four phases of the grant writing process using real examples from award winning grants. This class will help participants understand the broader concept of grants as well as the concrete step-by-step process to construct a high quality grant application.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and representatives of organizations looking to secure a grant.

Date: 11/7/2013
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Shawano Middle School
Room: SCE Room 103
Instructor: Nicole Bowman, Bowman Performance Consulting
Price: $44.00

Register:

Online Registration

Or call Shawano Community Education at 715-526-3194  Ext. 3102

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Bowman Joins “Connect!” Panel to Provide Help to Entrepreneurs

Nicole Bowman will be presenting September 25th on the Connect! panel.  The event will be at the Neville Museum from 1-4 pm. The free, local, informative presentation is provided in partnership by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Advance Green Bay Area Economic Development, Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program, and Sam’s Club.

RSVP to Celestine Jeffreys, diversity manager, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce cjeffreys@titletown.org.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013   1-4pm
Neville Public Museum
201 Museum Place, Green Bay

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Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting 271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI 54166 ♦ Phone: 715-526-9240 ♦ Fax: 715-526-6028