In this issue:

Hoopa Shopping Center produce aisle

Hoopa Valley Tribe helps community access healthy food

Hoopa Valley, Calif. – Hoopa Valley residents live near pastoral landscapes, rough rivers, and dense forests teeming with an abundance of fish and game. Yet, the abundance underscores the fact that healthy food scarcity exists in places we might not expect. In Hoopa Valley for instance, residents struggled to find wholesome food. Read more >>

Stanley KeaslingRCAC’s CEO receives Rural Champion Award

Congratulations to Stanley Keasling, RCAC’s chief executive officer, for receiving the Rural Champion Award during the Rural LISC Annual Seminar on June 7 in Monticello, New York, for his longtime commitment to rural communities, particularly for his astounding work on self-help housing and community development programs. Stan is a respected leader in rural community development and remains a staunch advocate for rural communities. (Photo taken by Jessica Thurman of the Rural LISC.) About Rural Lisc >>

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Community development loans available to Tribes, Tribal entities and individuals in Arizona and New Mexico

RCAC’s Loan Fund has low interest, long- and short-term loans available for Tribes, Tribal communities and individual Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico for small business, housing and community facility projects. Eligible projects include: energy efficient affordable housing, infrastructure, community facilities, Native owned small businesses, sustainable agriculture, nonprofit organizations working in Indian County or with Native populations, and other mission driven social enterprises. Find details here >>

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Native American Water Master Association Forum

June 26 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Tunlii Community Center
1500 E. Cherry Creek Rd
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322

For content or program questions please contact Deborah Patton at (623) 522-7453 or via email at Register here >>

Water Operator Training-Disinfection and Distribution Math

July 9 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Snow Creek Studios
416 N Mt. Shasta Blvd
Mount Shasta, California 96067

Do you cringe when someone mentions the word MATH? In this workshop we will introduce you to the method of laying out the problem and making it easier to put the numbers in your calculator correctly to get the right answer. And we will try to make sure that the answers make sense when you do use a calculator to figure them out. This workshop qualifies for 6 Drinking Water contact hours. Register here >>

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Chief Executive Officer: Stanley Keasling
Executive Editor: Dawn Van Dyke
Managing Editor: Sharon Wills

Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

RCAC is the western RCAP partner.