Training and Technical Assistance
The Native American Technical Assistance project, formerly TANAC, is funded by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), and is a collaborative effort of the WIPA National Training Center of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Rural Institute of the University of Montana and Griffin-Hammis Associates.
This project focuses on providing training and technical assistance to Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs) who work with Native American SSA beneficiaries with disabilities. CWICs that have access to training and technical assistance concerning American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian cultural issues, customs, and benefits will be better prepared to interact with Native Americans on the various issues related to SSA benefits available for individuals with disabilities.
Trainings: What is New at TANAC?
Cultural Activities – Summer Pow Wows – A Great Change to do Outreach and Learn
Dear CWIC Colleague,
Every year, Indian Country Today publishes a comprehensive guide with dates and locations of pow wows scheduled for the next year. This guide also provides information on several of the popular dances held at pow wows, and etiquette guidelines for those new to the pow wow scene. You can order your own copy at http://indiancountrystore.com/mags.html.
Attending and participating in a pow wow includes many things, such as a chance to meet people and learn about the culture, learning who the community leaders and elders are, and it is also a great opportunity to set up an information booth about your organization.
Email Marsha Katz for general information on TANAC services.