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Grants Expert Ron Flavin Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications
On October 15, Ron Flavin, will be a featured panelist at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. Ron Flavin is an internationally acclaimed Business Organizational Strategist who has specific expertise in developing and writing grant proposals for businesses of all sizes as well as for non-profit organizations, government … Continue Reading

Andrea Alexander Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Economic Development, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications, Tribal Culture, Tribal Government
On October 15-16, Andrea Alexander (Makah) will be a featured speaker at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. Andrea Alexander has over 30 years experience of development in the native community and runs her own business, Energy Innovation Foundation. Her firm provides strategic planning and project development for … Continue Reading

Senator John McCoy Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications
On October 15, Senator John McCoy (Tulalip), Washington State Legislature, will be a featured speaker at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. John McCoy represents the Everett, Marysville, and Tulalip communities, and neighborhoods of Snohomish County in the Washington State Senate. John was elected to the House of … Continue Reading

Indian Country Influence in Politics

Posted in Shout Out
Below is a great article analyzing the important role that Indian Country can play on impacting Congressional and local elections.  While our population may appear small in the aggregate, we have majority populations in many states that will matter in the upcoming elections.  The opportunity is enormous. I’ve spent a ton of time chatting with Dick … Continue Reading

Adaption Doesn’t Mean Assimilation

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UPDATE: less than a week after our blog with Supa Man’s video, he was named MTV artist of the week! See it here. I was reminded last night by my friend Tom Fernandez of Island Breeze Ministries and Island Breeze Productions that at the beginning and end of every day, indigenous people survive because we … Continue Reading

Northwest Indian Bar Association’s Annual Awards Banquet

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   You’re invited to…  The Northwest Indian Bar Association’s Annual Awards Banquet  Speaker:  Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) a Native American speaker, author and attorney We will also be giving the following awards: Honorable Gary Bass (Colville) Lifetime Achievement Award Alan Stay Tara Blair “Spirit of Service” Award Gail Schubert (Inupiaq) Unsung Hero Award $85 for Board members of … Continue Reading

Five SBA 8a Workshops Scheduled

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Has your Tribe, ANC or NHO considered participating in the Small Business Administration 8a program but you are not sure how it works?  The SBA will be holding 5 workshops in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska over March and April 2014.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the program and what it … Continue Reading

NAFOA Policy Alert

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The IRS and Treasury are issuing a guidance on per capita distributions from tribal trust resources.   See NAFOA notice below regarding the phone consultation next Monday, January 27, 2014.  NOTE – this is not for gaming per capitas. Treasury & IRS to Hold Phone Consultation on Forthcoming Guidance Clarifying the Per Capita Act   Date: Monday, January … Continue Reading

Land Buy-Back Program Update

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Amazing work by the BIA and Tribe!  For more information on the Land Buy-Back, watch the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing this Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:30 EST.  Here’s the link. More information from the U.S. Department of the Interior below. Date: December 9, 2013 Contact: Jessica Kershaw (DOI) 202-208-6416 Interior, Oglala Sioux … Continue Reading

Save-the-Date: Violence Against Women Government-to-Government Consultation, November 14, 2013

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The U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Government-to-Government Consultation has been rescheduled for November 14, 2013! The event will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on November 14 at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Main Conference Room 3102, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20001. It is designed … Continue Reading

Save the Date!

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Save the date for the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior. Tribes can anticipate a full day of prep meetings on November 12, 2013 (please note that you must register by November 1, 2013). View the event FAQs here, and we’ll be sure to post more information as it becomes available. Official press … Continue Reading

FCC Holding FREE Workshop for Tribes

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding a FREE workshop for Tribes!  The workshop will provide  “timely and topical information about opportunities in broadband, radio, and telecommunications specifically for Indian Country and discussion on proposed FCC rules impacting Tribal lands.”  Indian Country has a great asset in Geoff Blackwell who is doing great work at … Continue Reading

Urban Indian Legal Clinic

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In 2007, the Chief Seattle Club and Northwest Indian Bar Association collaborated with King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic program  to create the Urban Indian Legal Clinic.  Big shout out to Garvey Schubert Barer for donating people, space and copy machines to support this herculean effort.  With a group of volunteers like Marjorie James, Bree Kameenui-Ramirez, Sevilla Rhoads, Ruth … Continue Reading