UINR’s resident cartoonist and financial guardian, Annie Johnson, recently attended the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) National Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba (yes, Winnipeg, in February, -45 degree windchill). Although cold, it was a wonderful learning experience, bringing together aboriginal financial officers from all across the country and offering workshops for all levels of learning, from beginner to experienced.

312Annie enrolled in the popular beginner sessions and was surprised to be with people that had five years experience in finance. After meeting a ton of nice people and getting lots of new ideas, Annie is back with a bunch of tips and techniques for financial organization. Annie has decided that the next step in her education will be to achieve the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager designation wish her luck!