ONAC Conference Follow-Up

06 Jun 2018 2:30 PM | Christy Finsel (Administrator)

ONAC 2018 Conference Follow-Up

Thank you for your attendance at the ONAC Conference yesterday.   ONAC was grateful for your participation.  We appreciated you sharing your day with the coalition.  99 individuals registered to attend and 91 were in attendance.  

ONAC is grateful to all the speakers who shared their asset building expertise.  There was a lot of information shared yesterday.  Special thanks to President Terri Parton, Principal Chief Kay Rhoads, Chairman John "Rocky" Barrett, Dr. Michael Sherraden, Tewanna Edwards, Mashell Sourjohn, Dakota Cole, Vincent Palacios, Michelle Tinnen, Pamela Charles, Cindy Carter, Aracely Panameno, and Nancy Bainbridge.

Thank you also to Governor Edwina Butler-Wolfe for her attendance and to Tewanna Edwards for generously donating the framed prints for the conference raffle.  Also, a big thank you to The Journal Record, and reporter Molly Fleming, for publishing a story about the conference yesterday.  

ONAC held the conference with the generous support of our sponsors:  The Journal Record, Chickasaw Nation Community Development Endeavor, LLC, Choctaw Asset Building, Cherokee Nation, Osage Casino, First Nations Development Institute, Publishing Concepts, LLC, AARP Oklahoma, and the Native Alliance Against Violence.  Without their support, we would not have held the conference. 

We know that most all of you traveled at least several hours to join us yesterday.  ONAC really appreciates your asset building efforts and your participation in the coalition.  We were honored that you joined us!

Yesterday was a busy day.  We would be happy to follow-up with you about conversations that we were not able to finish yesterday; needs/suggestions you have for the coalition; distribution of information about events you plan to hold in the future; interest your tribe, nonprofit, corporation, etc. may have in partnering with ONAC on Native asset building initiatives; ways you would like to strengthen the coalition; etc.  Please feel free to be in-touch. 

This morning, we heard back from First Nations Development Institute.  They are available to provide a trainer for the Building Native Communities financial education train-the-trainer on October 23-25, 2018.  We will likely hold the training in Oklahoma City.  ONAC will send more information to you soon about the event and sponsors.  Please save the date.  If you are interested in partnering with ONAC to bring this training to OK, including with helping with outreach to your tribe or program, please let us know. 


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