Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Photos at the Rez

December 22, 2011 – Decorating the Christmas tree in the Government Center lobby.  (Left to right) is Tina Levier, Paula Hopkins and Linda Yazzie.  Cheryl Walker is the receptionist behind the counter. Carrie O’Toole, Tribal Council member, sending out the … Continue reading

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Photos of Chairman Ortiz Meeting With Obama at the White House

December 16, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Here are photos received today from the White House taken of Chairman Steve Ortiz (fifth from left from President Obama at meeting table) at the private meeting of selected leaders with Obama  and members of his Cabinet … Continue reading

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Director Named for White House Initiative on Native Education

December 12, 2011 – WILLIAM MENDOZA APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION   WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of William Mendoza to lead the newly created White … Continue reading

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FEMA Announces Support For Legislative Change: Will Allow Tribes to Directly Apply For Disaster Aid

December 07, 2011 – Under Current Law, Only Governors Can Apply For FEMA Aid; Legislative Change Would Recognize Tribal Sovereignty in Emergency Management WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the direction of President Obama and Department … Continue reading

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USDA To Establish Council For Native American Farming and Ranching

December 07, 2011 –   WASHINGTON, December 7, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the establishment of a special advisory board to help USDA officials ensure Native Americans participate in and benefit from USDA programs. The board is being … Continue reading

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Francis Jensen To Be Inducted Into Holton Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

December 07, 2011 –    Francis Jensen will be inducted into the Holton Chamber of Commerce in February.  In the photo above, he is seen giving the invocation at the Veterans pow-wow held last September in Prairie Peoples Park. He has … Continue reading

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Chairman Oritz Goes to the White House

Tribal Consultation Team and Sec. Ken Salazar (seated) (Photo provided by the White House Media Office) December 05, 2011 –   MAYETTA:   Although many Kansans are excited about the President coming to Kansas tomorrow, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has already had their collective … Continue reading

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Follow Up Information From the White House About Tribal Leader Meeting

December 05, 2011 – Follow up on President Obama meeting with Tribal Leaders In a web post released today from the White House, on December 2, 2011, following the2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met with a small … Continue reading

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Chairman Ortiz To Meet With Obama and Others Today at Tribal Leader Meeting

December 02, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Chairman Steve Ortiz is in Washington, D.C. today and attending the Third Tribal Nations Conference and the afternoon session will be webcast at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/02/watch-live-webcast-of-tribal-nations-conference-closing-session-65602 Later on, Chairman Ortiz will get to personally meet with the … Continue reading

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Salazar Names Members to National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform

December 01, 2011 –   Commission to take comprehensive look at how Interior manages nearly $4 billion in Native American Trust Funds   WASHINGTON — As part of President Obama’s commitment to fulfilling this nation’s trust responsibilities to Native Americans, … Continue reading

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