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Archive for June 2016

Native Preference in hiring: A foundation for self determination

Last week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of affirmative action. While not specifically addressing Native preference in hiring it does strengthen this policy. Virtually all Tribes have this in their hiring policy and it is defined in detail. However, it is not a policy that is applied consistency. Some Tribal organizations do not seem…

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How to improve Tribal/state relations

This week I am in Missouri and I am meeting with the state, county and Native American organizations who work on ICWA issues. It is going very well. I always enjoy getting to know all those who work on the front lines working so hard to implement ICWA. There are some issues between the state…

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Whose your Data?

Native Americans have been studied, researched and analyzed more than any other group of people in the United States. Unfortunately much of it has not been helpful as it was not reliable, valid or culturally sensitive in its design. However, good data is absolutely essential to improving the well being of our people. If we…

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Strengthening Tribal State Relations

Just got back from D.C. where I was working with a team from the Capacity Building for States, the Children’s Bureau staff and a representative from the Center for Tribes. We are continuing to work on a Learning Experience for all the states and the U.S. territories. It is great to work with others who…

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Do not give in to your fears

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the survivors, family members and friends of those who were impacted by the terrible tragedy that occurred in Orlando this weekend. It is hard to comprehend such inhumane acts. This was a hate crime since it was committed against the LBGT community and it appears it was…

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