Internship Availability

  Intern Opportunities   by Leroy W. There have been a few tribal members given this type of opportunity for education and promotion here but some of tribal members will need to go elsewhere. Here is some of the potential opportunities that having a bachelor’s degree of science will qualify me for in the future.Continue reading “Internship Availability”

Tribal Politics: Where does Sovereignty Lie?

Being a proponent of shared power and authority has always been on the forefront of my own political agenda since I became involved with Tribal Government in 1990. It is every elected officials, duty and responsibility, to recognize the people and their inherent right to know what the government is doing with the sovereignty weContinue reading “Tribal Politics: Where does Sovereignty Lie?”

Reconsidering; Investments: When Objectives are not met.

The Tribal Council has what is called a “fiduciary responsibility” to the People of the Hannahville Indian Community. The Legal definition fiduciary is:  An individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money.  When the people evaluate the performance of the Tribal Council and its ExecutiveContinue reading “Reconsidering; Investments: When Objectives are not met.”

The need for a General Council.

Technology gives us many places to vent our feelings or just share some random thought on emotionally driven issues. It is a great way to express ourselves but also adds a lot of confusion. While reading comments on a popular social media sight there was some discussion about who has the moral and ethical obligationContinue reading “The need for a General Council.”

Code of Ethics

The Council is currently considering a code to address the ethical standards to be applied to itself, other boards (appointed or elected) and officers it may appoint. Our community has lacked any real standards in the past and with proper implementation of this or any other legal rule we should be able to curb someContinue reading “Code of Ethics”

More Housing or More Job Creation.

The Tribal Council is considering where to allocate 1.3 million and there are two ideas that are at the fore front of the economic investment. The question that needs to be answered is who will benefit most from either investment. One plan is build a high end spa/massage parlor located in motel operations. This wouldContinue reading “More Housing or More Job Creation.”

Education vs. Experience

Working in government gives a person a whole new perspective on how the leadership values one thing over another, but in the next instance will change its values to retain power. A lot of us started work in Hannahville by showing up to submit your name into a hat for jobs available that evening. SometimesContinue reading “Education vs. Experience”

Compact Negotiations-Revenue Sharing with the State of Michigan

I was reading an article on Compact Negotiations with the State of Michigan and how they are seeking a revenue sharing plan with the 6 remaining tribes. I was honored to represent Hannahville Indian Community (Pottawatomie) during our first agreement with the State of Michigan. Although I still disagree with the concept of the FederalContinue reading “Compact Negotiations-Revenue Sharing with the State of Michigan”

Michigan Lottery issues RFP for online games

Michigan Lottery issues RFP for online games

Tribal Management

HIC Management   Position Tribal Member Percent Directors 21          3 14 Managers 39           4 10 Assistant Managers 7             2 29 Supervisor 55           11 20 Lead 13            1 8 TOTAL POSITIONS 135 27 20

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