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RealityFair

Montana’s Credit Unions Reality Fair

Together with the Helena credit unions, Montana’s Credit Unions is coordinating a High School Financial Reality Fair Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Montana State Capitol Rotunda.

Financial Reality Fairs

The Financial Reality Fair is a 60­–90 minute experiential learning activity where students get a feel for real‐life monthly budget. They approach the fair as if they need to budget a monthly salary while paying for housing, utilities, transportation, groceries, entertainment, and some surprises along the way.

This Reality Fair is interactive, which will allow students to visit booths and acquire information and budget expenses based on interest and family size. This eye-opening experience will give students a view into what costs they can anticipate and how to budget for the future.

The Financial Reality Fair is flexible, allowing integration into any school size or timeframe.

 

Volunteers Needed

Local high schools will be busing students up to the Capitol between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate in this experiential learning event. Forty-five volunteers are needed for each of the three sessions held throughout the day. Interested individuals can sign up to volunteer here.

FCCLA Conference

Creating Change Around the World

Announcing the Montana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 State Leadership Conference – Creating Change Around the World!  This year’s conference will be in Billings, MT March 19-21.

In addition to competing, meeting new friends, and enhancing Leadership Skills, this year’s conference promises to be unforgettable!  Keynote speaker Brandon White will teach how to “Own It” in leadership in life during his keynote.  This year also includes several great workshops from current FCCLA members, former state officers, and partners during the new College and Career Readiness Fair.

Visit FCCLA’s Conference Page for more information.

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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