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Here’s our monthly roundup of events, webinars and continuing education opportunities throughout Indian Country in the near future.

If you’d like to be included in the listing, which will also be highlighted in our weekly newsletter, please email information and relevant links to [email protected]

IRS Virtual Workshop on Non-Employee Payments (Form 1099)

Dates:  Dec. 4, 2023 (Session 1) and Dec. 11, 2023 (Session 2)

Location:  Online (Session 1 | Session 2

A free workshop hosted by the Office of Indian Tribal Governments will offer a review of federal tax responsibilities for non-employee payments for tribes and tribal entities, using information from Publication 4268, Employment Tax for Indian Tribal Governments. It will also provide basic information for accounts payable employees and those responsible for filing Forms 1099 and Form 945, particularly those new to their positions. Topics include: 

  • Introduction to non-employee payment reporting
  • Independent Contractor or Employee?
  • Reporting Payments to Independent Contractors (Forms 1099)
  • Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax
  • Deposit Rules
  • Gaming Per Capita Payments
  • Electronic Filing – new requirements
Native CDFI Network 4th Annual Policy & Capacity Building Summit

Date: December 3-5, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Native CDFI Network hosts 4th Annual Policy & Capacity Building Summit in Washington, D.C. The three-day event serves as a gathering where Native CDFI leaders, funders, policymakers, and industry partners share ideas and resources aimed at advancing Native CDFI efforts in fostering economic resilience and sustainability in Indian Country. Explore critical discussions on housing development, home ownership, and green energy solutions, as leaders in the field share insights and strategies. 

IRS Clean Energy Tax  Credits Virtual Workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2024

Time: 12 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a virtual outreach workshop on Tuesday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss clean energy tax credits for tribes. These credits were included as part of last year's Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and opened up new options to tribes through Elect/Direct Pay tax credits. To receive more information, including the Microsoft Teams link for the event, sign up for email updates here

The IRA allows Indian tribal governments and Alaskan Native Corporations to benefit from certain clean energy tax credits through elective pay. For tax years beginning after December 31, 2022, an applicable entity that qualifies for a clean energy tax credit can make an elective payment election. This election will treat certain credits as a payment against their federal income tax liabilities rather than as a nonrefundable credit. The amount of the credit will first offset any tax liability of the entity and any excess will be refundable. 

Data Stories in Indian Country 

Date: December 13, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

Location: Virtual Video Event

The Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis hosts the fourth installment of its 2023 webinar series, "Cultivating Native Economies in the 21st Century."  This virtual video event will focus on innovative approaches by Native communities, policymakers, and researchers in gathering and utilizing data to weave a more comprehensive narrative of Indian Country. Event highlights include: 

  • Conversations with Tribal Leaders, Policymakers, Researchers, and Practitioners
  • Strengthening Data Collection and Usage
  • Honoring Tribal Data Sovereignty
  • Reflections on Needed Data for a Complete Picture of Indian Country
  • Demonstration of New Data Tools by CICD Staff

This event concludes the CICD's 2023 webinar series, providing valuable insights for tribal leaders, policymakers, and practitioners to enhance Indian Country's economic prosperity. Register here

Grants Management for Tribal Entities

Starts: January 8, 2024

Location: Hybrid 

The Grants Management for Tribal Entities course, offered by the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, is designed for tribal leaders, administrators, grant managers, and those overseeing grant-funded projects. Course highlights include comprehensive understanding of grant principles, practices, and strategies; practical insights for grant acquisition, administration, compliance, and reporting within a tribal context. This course provides a valuable foundation for individuals involved in the intricacies of grant-funded projects within tribal communities. The online course is self-paced within the timeframe of Jan. 8, 2024 to March 1, 2024.  

Native Youth Leadership Summit 2024

Dates: Feb. 12-15

Location: Washington, DC

Held during the National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session conference, the Native Youth Leadership Summit is designed for young leaders to meet and develop strategies for improving local and tribal communities through policy development and the resolution process. The Summit is a prime opportunity for Native youth to learn how to become advocates for their communities while networking with their peers and tribal leaders from across Indian Country.

2024 Tribal Clean Energy Summit

Dates: Feb. 27-28, 2024

Location: Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, Calif.

Every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, along with other DOE offices, convenes tribal leaders and energy stakeholders to exchange ideas promoting energy infrastructure development for tribes and tribal communities. 

Tribal leaders and their subject matter experts—together with the DOE, the administration, federal agency partners, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia—attend to build networks, exchange ideas, explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests, and support tribal sovereignty.

Through a cooperative agreement with the Office of Indian Energy, the National Conference of State Legislatures collaborates on these summits.

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