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“Just Don’t Blow It”

Announcing the NCAI WEBINAR:

“Just Don’t Blow It”: Cobell Land Buy Back & Blackfeet’s Piikani Money Campaign – A Financial Education Model

On Wednesday, November 30th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST, NCAI’s Partnership for Tribal Governance will host this informative webinar, which will be presented by the Blackfeet Nation and the Center for Indian Country Development (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis). The webinar will share a detailed overview of Blackfeet’s groundbreaking Piikani Money Campaign, which the Native American Community Development Corporation (a corporation founded by Elouise Cobell) recently developed in partnership with the Nation in anticipation of its rollout of the Cobell Land Buy Back (LBB) Program.

Using the slogan “Just Don’t Blow It,” the campaign provides a multi-faceted template for comprehensive financial education that other tribes can customize for their own use as they prepare for LBB, the Keepseagle settlement, and other financial settlements featuring direct payments to individual tribal citizens.

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Related Resources:

Piikani Money Campaign

Cut Bank Pioneer Press: Piikani Money Campaign ‘Just Don’t Blow It’ slates meetings

 

*Text courtesy of Native Financial Education Coalition

Poster Contest

It’s Time for MFEC’s Annual Poster Contest!

The theme for MFEC’s 2017 Poster Contest is “Needs and Wants.”

Submissions are due Friday, October 28, 2016. 

Encourage the children in your classroom, kindergarten through fifth grade, to contemplate the concept of managing their money responsibly by distinguishing between their wants and needs. Winning submissions will be featured in MFEC’s 2017 Calendar!

In “Needs and Wants,” creativity is highly encouraged. Children must illustrate their understanding of the important concept that a person’s needs and wants must both come from one source – their income – and it is not an unlimited source. Remember to use a lot of fun colors and fill the space!

  • Needs - things that we need to survive
  • Wants – things that we would like to have

 

Poster Contest Materials

Participants can create their “Needs and Wants” posters creatively on the submission template provided below.  Please read the Contest Guidelines and prepare a Contest Permission form to accompany each entry.

2017 Poster Contest Permission Form

2017 Poster Contest Guidelines

2017 Poster Contest Submission Template

JumpStart National Educator Conference

Scholarships Available to Attend the 2016 Jump$tart National Educator Conference

WHAT, WHEN, AND WHERE?

The Montana Financial Education Coalition (MFEC) is offering two scholarships for Montana Teachers (PreK–12) to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, November 5–7, 2016 in Dallas.

This conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try financial educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative financial education workshops under three different strands—advocacy, curriculum/content, and personal growth; to meet with leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country.  View the conference details:  http://www.jumpstart.org/teacher-conference.html

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

To apply for one of two MFEC scholarships that will cover the registration fee ($425) and transportation (up to $575) applicants must submit the following in letter format: (limit of 3 single spaced pages).

  1. Applicant’s name, position, school (with a brief description of responsibilities).
  2. Number of years of teaching.
  3. Titles of courses taught during the past three years. Please specify which courses include personal finance.
  4. Statement describing how the applicant anticipates using the information from the conference in their classroom.
  5. Attach a letter from administrator with approval to attend the conference.
  6. Submit application to Megan Vincent, mvincent2@mt.gov, by Friday, September 30, 2016.

 

How does the applicant share what was learned with the MFEC and other educators?  The application can choose what method of sharing works best in their situation for 1 and 2.

  1. Prepare a poster or power point presentation to share what you learned at the conference during one of the quarterly MFEC Board meetings (to be determined between the board and successful applicant). May be done in person or via technology.
  2. Share the poster or power point presentation and during the MAFCS meeting April 20 – 21, 2017; MATCE in October 2017; or something in your district/region as agreed to by the MFEC Executive Board.
  3. Write a short article for the FCS e-newsletter highlighting one concept you learned and will be implementing directly into your classroom.