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Archive for August 2014

Moving: A change in scenery

I have made a lot of moves in my life over the years. Most of them were what are called geographic cures where I was looking for greener pastures. I never found it because wherever I went there I was. This move is to a beautiful seaside community about an hour away from Seattle. The…

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Wisdom: Making good decisions

Another core value which is based on traditional teachings is wisdom. Some associate this with how long a person has been in a position but it is important to remember it can come at any time. Some of those who have been at their position the longest are not wise because they have not learned…

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Generosity: The benefits of paying it forward

Another core value which is important for your tribal organization is generosity. A number of tribes have had frozen salaries for some time and are not in a position to do more with current budget constraints. However, generosity is not just about financial compensation. If someone on staff has a prolonged illness and they are…

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Compassion: Another core value

Compassion is about showing empathy for those you work with which includes co-workers, supervisors and those you serve. This may be giving support to someone who is new to their job and is having a hard time learning the ropes. Rather than having the attitude that they should know what they are doing ask yourself…

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Fulfillment of prohecy of Seventh Generation

Some say this is the worst generation of young people they have ever seen. They look at their pervasive drug use, involvement in gangs and overall disrespect for others as some of the issues our youth deal with. Recently a some young people here in South Dakota participated in a spiritual run to stop the…

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