About the NAFOA Institute

The NAFOA Institute provides educational and professional development opportunities and programs for tribal members. NAFOA aims to facilitate a lifetime of learning starting from youth and early career, to mid-career specializations, to executive leadership training.

Youth & Early Career

NAFOA offers youth ages 18-26 programming aimed at establishing early career success. Youth interested in learning more about tribal economies are invited to participate in the Leadership Summit.

Career Basics

Leadership Summit

Financial Management

Our financial management programs are designed to equip and educate tribal finance and administrative professionals. Our programs are in collaboration with universities and taught by top educators, tribal leaders, and industry professionals..

Tribal Finance Management Certificate (TFMC) Program

Introduction to Tribal Finance and Accounting Program (Coming Soon)

Leadership & Investing

NAFOA's executive-level education program aims to inspire and support Native finance professionals and leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative communities or organizations.

Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities (LPIBSC) Program (Coming Soon)


One of NAFOA's core objectives is to provide relevant and contemporary resources to all those seeking to learn more about financial regulations and economic growth in Indian Country.

Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises

Glossary of Indian Tribal Finance Terminology