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Tribal Member Donation Voucher

I am going to propose this idea to the Tribal Council but before I do, I would really appreciate your feedback.  Please watch this video on my proposed Tribal Member Donation Voucher program and tell me what you think. Thank … Continue reading

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Some Tribal Leaders Sing Transparency but Build Walls Instead

Recently I had a frustrating experience with our Tribal Council.  I am not frustrated with the whole council but some.  Here is my quest for some information that should be available to Tribal members: Timeline for Round Valley LLC information request: September 15, … Continue reading

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A proud Tradition of Giving, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) is our Tribe’s, The Grand Ronde Tribe’s, arm for corporate social responsibility.  It has several giving programs aimed at various project areas including education, health, arts & culture, the environment and others.  Last year SMCF reached … Continue reading

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Establishing an Online Tribe

A Tribe is a large extended family connected by physical, emotional, and family ties as well as by heritage and tradition.  My Tribe, the Grand Ronde Tribe, faces the challenge of dispersion.  Thus, we must build our Tribe or community … Continue reading

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Online Reunion, Building the Tribal Community

As a Tribe, The Grand Ronde Tribe is dispersed throughout the United States and abroad because of termination policies forced upon us by the U.S. Federal government back in the 1950s, for more on termination click here.  This has put … Continue reading

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Tribal Ethics

I first served on Tribal Council from 1992-1995.  During my first year, discussions took place regarding ethics and the need to establish ethical standards.  In August of 1993 we, the Tribal Council, established ethical standards of conduct for Tribal officials by adopting the … Continue reading

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Hi Impact Tweeting

Twitter really can make a difference by opening a dialog between people who otherwise would never talk.  There are a few simple keys to making tweets more impactful.  Mark Schaefer in his post “The four keys to tweet success” clearly … Continue reading

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Fast Paced Social Media

Social media, a young field, can and will change rapidly.  Face book is forever changing the look and feel of their site.  Tiwitter too has changed their user interface.  Sean Howard’s recent post, 5 Fabulous Facebook tips, demonstrates this as it … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Dilemma, Conflicting Ethics & Consequences

Whistleblowers face conflicting ethics.  An employee who witnesses wrong doing on the part of their employer must weigh decisions carefully.  On one hand the infractions of their employer have negative impacts on the public interest.  On the other hand the … Continue reading

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More on Transparency, is it Really Necessary?

I read an interesting piece on transparency.  One point resonated with me; when there is trust, transparency is not needed.  Think about that, if you trust someone there is no need for them to justify their actions or provide evidence … Continue reading

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