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Yakoke hotokot chiapelachi

Chukma! As the end of the year approaches, we at Homahota Consulting would like to say “yakoke hotfoot chiapelachi” or thank you for your support (Chickasaw Language).  This year has been one of tremendous growth. We have been honored to work with a number of local, regional and national tribes and organizations. We worked with an Arizona Native Nation on a tribal business project, helped several Native non-profits leverage their grants funds to improve their communities, we spoke to national audiences raising awareness about the importance of digital inclusion for Tribal communities and Native Nations, and have launched an extensive email and social media campaign to improve our communication with you. We know that more communities need a stronger voice so we are challenging ourselves to keep going and we look forward to many new projects in 2014.

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July 2013 Policy Update

July 16, 2013

Wow! What a month of events policy-wise in Indian Country.  Maybe I should say what a week, because most of it happened during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Conference.

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June 2013 Policy Update

June 19, 2013

Sequestration:

Sequestration continues to be a topic in the news and Indian Country and the news isn’t good. Trying to make sense of the changes and then seeing the severity of the effects is frankly overwhelming. So far, health care and education in Indian Country are reeling from the cuts and the stories are starting to mount. In the words of Mark Trahant, “Indian Country funds are shackled to the sequester.” And according to his analysis, this situation likely won’t change until after the next election, despite all the stories.

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May 2013 Policy Update

May 17, 2013

Sequestration:

As we know, sequestration is impacting the federal budget and its effects on Tribal lands continues to be a topic in Washington DC. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Indian Country leaders met in Washington DC during the week of April 22nd to facilitate a dialogue with the federal government about trust responsibilities.  In support of this, NCAI released a paper “Honoring the Promises to Tribal Nations in the Federal Budget.” This paper demonstrates the severity of the impacts of sequestration.
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State of Indian Nations 2013 | National Congress of American Indians

February 14, 2013

2/14/13 | Delivered by President Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation)

The Annual State of Indian Nations speech by the President of the National Congress of American Indians is always a ray of hope in a new year; fraught with promise. It’s a late winter event that signals the hope of spring. This year was no exception and did not disappoint.  Read more

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