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Archive for April 2017

On the road to Umatilla Tribes

This week I am doing training and consulting work with the Umatilla Tribes in Oregon which is actually three different Tribes. Yesterday we started by working on the youth component of the strategic plan. During the updates the staff announced that there unemployment rate was about 5% which is very low for a Tribe which…

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Going with the flow on the Quinault Reservation

Today I am at Ocean Shores on the coast of Washington working with the Quinault Nation. If this isn’t God’s country as you can see from the picture above I don’t know what is. I have been here a number of times in the past training all the managers for their Casino/resort and also all…

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Respecting Mother Earth

Today is earth day. I remember the first one that the environmentalists celebrated which was in 1970. Of course for Tribal people we have been celebrating the beauty of mother earth since time immemorial. On this day I would like to give a big shout out to all our natural resource/environmental departments and staff who…

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Counting Coup for Women at Fox News

By now I am sure you have heard about the sexual harassment claims against the former Manager of Fox News, Roger Ailes who was forced out due to his actions last year. And now Bill O’Reilly has suffered the same fate. This is after 18 years of dealing with these accusations for Bill O’Reilly. It…

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Dealing with negative co-workers

It is never easy to work with other staff members who are extremely unhappy. The can make a long day infinitely longer. Sharon Wegschieder once stated: ” Some people become comfortable with a certain level of misery.” In Tribal organizations I have definitely seen more than a few examples of this behavior. This type of…

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