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Conversation with the Chair

Plan to attend Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

A special video conference event hosted by Helena Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Educators are invited to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachers. After opening remarks, Chair Yellen will take questions from audiences across the country.


When: January 12, 2017

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM (MST)

Where: Federal Reserve Bank Helena Branch
Registration is required by December 16, 2016 and seating is limited.


To register, please email rhonda.krieger@mpls.frb.org and call 406-447-3864 for questions.

Note: For those who cannot attend in person, the conversation will be webcast live from 7:00–8:00 p.m. ET (5:00–6:00 PM MST).

www.federalreserve.gov

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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