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Archive for May 2018

BIA reorganization: A change is coming

As you may know the Department of Interior is proposing a major reorganization of its area offices throughout Indian country. They will start their Tribal consultation process on June 3 at the annual NCAI conference. This will be followed by 8 other regional meetings. This is their effort to improve the efficiency of the organization.…

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Abuse of power by Tribal leaders

As I go out and do my work in Indian country I listen to the concerns of the staff in Tribal organizations. One of the common themes that is cited is an abuse of power by Tribal leaders. This is a major issue most of the places I work in. One of the reasons this…

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How to build a high powered team

This next week I will be working with a Tribe here in my area on Team Building. I always enjoy this training as it is amazing how far you can take a team in a short amount of time. The trick is always how you maintain the momentum. I am a big basketball fan and…

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Another One Bites the Dust

Yesterday the current administration decided to not honor the Iran deal even though they had complied with all the requirements in the deal. As Tribal people we are well aware of how this feels. Every single treaty that was ever made with United States Tribes was changed or broken in some way. This lead to…

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Finding joy at work

Over the weekend we took our three beautiful grandchildren to a place called McDebbies Farm. It is a simple place with a bunch of farm and exotic animals which they can see and pet. There is also a nature walk with a lot of fun displays such as the minions, star wars and various animals.…

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