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November 2016 Newsletter
1. Recap: Native Learning Center hosts grants training session for tribes

2. Register: Upcoming webinars at a glance: Be sure to save your seat!

3.  Meet Ilene:  The NLC's New Director of Training & Technical Services

4.   Events: Check out some of the trade shows and conferences attended by the NLC

5. On-Demand: Browse our resource center to download (free) documents
Official newspaper of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Native Learning Center hosts Grant Training session for Tribes
Attendees finish the two-day grants management portion of a training session Sept. 13 at the Native Learning Center in Hollywood. (Photo: Kevin Johnson)
HOLLYWOOD, Florida |  The Native Learning Center’s newly renovated training facility in Hollywood drew a vast array of representatives from the Seminole Tribe and throughout Indian Country for four days of grants management and organizational development training in mid-September.

“It’s a good refresher to find out what’s new, kind of like an accountant,” said Chris Welch, a technical assistance specialist in community and cultural outreach for the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. “The laws change every year. They change things, so I need to be up to date on all the changes so I can continue to educate my people as well.”

Upcoming (Free) Webinars
November 9, 2016, 2pm - 3pm, EST

November 10, 2016 , 2pm - 3pm, EST

Grant Acquisition for Small Business in Indian Country
November 15, 2016 , 2pm - 3pm, EST

November 16, 2016, 2pm - 3pm, EST

November 17, 2016, 2pm - 3pm, EST

November 29, 2016, 2pm - 3pm, EST
View our Calendar of Events
"I appreciate and value the Seminole Tribe’s NLC and the Kerretv Online learning environment. I have attended several webinar sessions and learned a great deal to help me learn, better serve, and work with the Indigenous Nations that we partner with in business and education. The webinars that I’ve attended are well presented and conducted by respected and highly qualified specialists in their fields. A number of features create a well-rounded learning experience – real-time interaction with the presenter; downloadable PowerPoint presentations that contain valuable links to online information, organizations, and many other resources; a list of attendees for further connections and discussions; and more. Even if you miss a session, access is provided online for viewing the presentation materials for all past sessions whenever you choose."  
Interested in becoming an Instructor for the NLC?
We are accepting written proposals from qualified individuals and/or subject matter experts for delivering online webinars!

Online webinars will be delivered utilizing the NLC's Kerretv Online webinar platform. The NLC's courses are specifically related to our mission of providing Native Americans with knowledge and skills that improve quality of life for Tribal members and Native communities. Kerretv Online trainings will be provided on a scheduled basis, from January 1st, 2017, through March 31st, 2017.

Deadline: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 5:00pm, EST

Interested in learning how you can get involved? Give us a call at 954-985-3215, or email

Meet Ilene! Our New Director of Training & Technical Assistance

Dr. Ilene Miller has worked in education and non-profit programs for the past 20 years. She began her career as a special education teacher and worked as a liaison to the community for screening and assessment for 10 years. During this time, she honed her skills working on community projects, public awareness, grant development, technical assistance and training.

Her doctoral dissertation focused on training and development for teachers utilizing technology. She has facilitated over 100 online and face-to-face courses both locally and nationwide. She has her B.S Education (University of South Florida), M.S Counseling (Nova Southeastern University) and earned her Doctorate of Education (Nova Southeastern University) in 2005.

Dr. Ilene Miller, ED.D
Director of Training & Technical Assistance

(ph) 954-985-2300 ext. 10701
Events attended by the NLC
NLC Tri-fold Brochures passed out to conference attendees
NLC Booth setup, with a table full of goodies!
The Native Learning Center has attended a number of Industry trade shows and conferences over the past few months, including:

NLC Staff at the First Nations Development Institute's L.E.A.D Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Resource Center
Looking to delve deeper in the areas of developing nonprofit organizations, grant writing and development, but you just can't seem to gather the right information?

You're in luck because the research is already done for you! The Native Learning Center offers you the below informative and comprehensive (free) resources with download links to help you find the answers you're seeking.

In addition to utilizing these free resources, stay connected to our  Grants Opportunities  page. Check back often as new opportunities are frequently added and updated.

Kee dah "T ah gyah hauh! 

Over the last eight years, the Native Learning Center’s staff has been formulizing and implementing our mission, which is to provide Native Americans and those who work with Tribal programs with the knowledge and skills that improve quality of life through Community and Housing-related educational programs. It is because of your input, and those throughout Indian Country, that our dedicated and creative staff has been thriving to this day. It is for this reason we are ecstatic that the 2016 National Native American Heritage Month theme is "Serving Our Nations" which we proudly do as a program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida! We hope you find our newsletter insightful as a valuable resource as we move forward in "Serving Our Nations" on a day to day basis, not only in the month of November but throughout the entire year.

Ah-Ho, Sho-naa-bish, Mvto, Thank you!

Georgette Palmer Smith, CMM (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)
Executive Director
Native Learning Center, Seminole Tribe of Florida
Native Learning Center - (ph) 954-985-2315 | (fax) 954-989-3864 |