On the Oyate Omniciye Radio Hour that airs from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM every Thursday on KILI 90.1 FM and streaming online at www.kiliradio.org we mentioned the need to promote the Consortium and in the spirit of transparency here is our Consortium Agreement for all to see. After the CA is signed your organization, non-profit, NGO, program, or division of the Tribe is part of the Consortium. For more information on how to be part of the Consortium CLICK HERE
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Join us to hear about all the updates from Oyate Omniciye and the reservation wide Oglala Lakota Planning process. We are looking at sustainable development for the entire Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and going out to the oyate and asking them what they want to see for their future. The Oglala Lakota Plan, once completed will serve as a guide in all future decision concerning:
• Economic development and jobs
• Education, culture, language and arts
• Governance and sovereignty
• Health, healing and access to healthy foods
• Housing and community development
• Natural resources and land management
• Transportation, utilities and infrastructure
We have been reaching out to Tribal Programs, Community members, Elders, Councilmen and women, and youth in order to make this process as inclusive as possible. Want to know more? Tune in to our radio show!
Today will be our first time at this official time slot and we are excited to present the Oyate Omniciye | Oglala Lakota Plan over the airwaves!
The White house has sent us the following announcing their Native Youth Challenge:
Dear Tribal Leader:
On Sunday, the White House Office of Public Engagement launched the Native American Youth Challenge program. In a video message, President Obama announced the challenge at the 2011 UNITY Youth Conference, calling for young American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to submit their stories of leadership and service in their communities. The stories submitted will be considered and evaluated based on a demonstrated record of service to one's tribe, nation, village, or community. Young leaders who have sought to improve their communities are encouraged to submit stories in one or more of the following areas:
Education, Mentorship or Afterschool Programs;
* Sports, Nutrition or Let's Move! in Indian Country;
* Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention;
* Health and Wellness, including Youth Suicide Prevention;
* Building Healthy Relationships and Peer Relationships;
* Cultural Preservation and Native Languages;
* Anti-Bullying and Personal Empowerment;
* Self Expression through Arts and Crafts;
* Emerging Leadership in Government Service; and
* Economic and Community Development
As a part of the challenge, a handful of exceptional Native youth community leaders will be invited to the White House this fall in conjunction with the activities of Native American heritage month. Submissions should include a description of the leadership initiatives or community programs; the number of people involved or effected; key examples of success; and explanations of the barriers or challenges and how they were overcome. Simply put, we hope to hear from Native American Youth to learn about how you are working to overcome the challenges facing your communities – send us your stories!
One great example of how young people are overcoming the challenges facing Indian Country is by taking part in the First Lady's initiative, Let's Move! in Indian Country. Today, the White House Summer South Lawn Series hosted a lacrosse event for approximately 80 Native American youth from the Menominee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Native Lifelines of Baltimore, as well as local youth from Annapolis and D.C. The groups played and learned about Lacrosse with some of the best players in the game, while also learning about the origins of the game and cultural traditions from members of the Onondaga Nation. Let's Move! in Indian Country strives to bring together federal agencies, communities, nonprofits, corporate partners and tribes to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in Indian Country within a generation.
To learn more about what the Obama administration is doing in Indian Country and to sign up for e-mail updates please visit www.Whitehouse.gov/NativeAmericans
Charles W. Galbraith
The White House
"The indigenous peoples of North America- the First
Americans -have woven rich and diverse threads into
the tapestry of our Nation's heritage. Throughout
their long history on this great land, they have faced
moments of profound triumph and tragedy alike
… we recognize their many accomplishments, contributions,
and sacrifices, and we pay tribute to their
participation in all aspects of American society."
– President Obama October 30, 2009.
We received the following from the White House announcing a new website that can be used as a resource for tribal leaders. Take a look and let us know what you think! Also be sure to add comments to their website and let the White House know any recommendations you have. Pilayamayelo:
Dear Tribal Leader:
The White House is pleased to announce the launch of “Winning the Future: President Obama and the Native American Community.” This webpage is meant to serve as another tool to help Indian Country navigate the federal government and learn about how the President’s Agenda is helping to win the future for Native Americans.
Since his first day in office, President Obama has worked to strengthen the government-to-government relationship between the United States and tribal governments in order to improve the quality of life for all Native Americans. Working with tribal leaders through meaningful consultation, the Administration and Indian Country have made significant progress in several areas. We made sure the Recovery Act included many job-creating investments for Indian Country. Our health care reform permanently authorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and the President signed into law the Tribal Law and Order Act, which will help fight crime in Indian Country. Furthermore, the Administration finally settled the longstanding legal claims in the Cobell litigation and the lawsuit brought by Native American Farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture. To mark the launch of this webpage, we are highlighting a guest blog post by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on the recent court approval of the historic settlement in the Cobell lawsuit, “A Historic Step Towards True Trust Reform.”
All of these accomplishments have provided more opportunity and security for Native Americans, but they are just part of our ongoing effort to create stronger tribal communities throughout Indian Country. This new webpage is designed to be a centralized forum to share information about those ongoing efforts, while continuing to improve our government-to-government relationship.
At a recent White House listening session, tribal leaders asked for a centralized list of offices within the federal government that were responsible for serving Indian Country and upholding the federal trust responsibility. Accordingly, the new White House webpage contains a Resources Tab designed to be a toolkit for tribal leaders that brings together over 25 different agencies and departments into one, navigable location.
As the issues confronting Indian Country often exist across many different agencies, this resource is intended to help tribal leaders navigate the entire federal system. Additionally, as we expand and improve the webpage, periodic e-mail updates will keep Indian Country updated and informed of the issues that affect your communities on a day-to-day basis. We encourage everyone to share this webpage and to sign up for our email updates.
Charles W. Galbraith
The White House
From our friends over at Earth Tipi: Come join us in planting the fruit trees we won in the Communities Take Root contest!! There will be frozen fruit bars, Tanka Dogs and Buffalo Burgers! Bring a shovel if you have one. Don’t forget the sunscreen, hat and light rain jacket (just in case!).
We will see you there!
For more information visit: Earth Tipi