Human Resources Subcommittee
Updated May 2016
The Human Resources Subcommittee consists of the following:
- Daniel Kane, Chairman
- Samuel N. Penney, Vice-Chairman
- Quincy Ellenwood, Member
- Liz Arthur-Attao, Member
- McCoy Oatman, Member
- Arthur Broncheau, Member
- Bill Picard, Memeber
- Family Services - McCoy Oatman, Arthur Broncheau, Daniel Kane
- Housing - McCoy Oatman, Daniel Kane
- Senior Citizens - Bill Picard, Quincy Ellenwood, Liz
Arthur-Attao, Daniel Kane
- Veterans - Bill Picard, Quincy Ellenwood, Liz Arthur-Attao,
Arthur Broncheau, Daniel Kane
- Education -
Bill Picard, Samuel N. Penney, McCoy Oatman, Daniel
Kane, Liz Arthur-Attao
- Youth - Bill Picard, McCoy Oatman, Daniel Kane
- Boys & Girls Club Board - Daniel Kane, Samuel N. Penney
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board - Samuel N. Penney,
Delegate; Daniel Kane, Alternate
- Healing Lodge - Samuel N. Penney, Delegate; Daniel Kane,
- Nimiipuu Health Liaisons - Daniel Kane, Samuel N. Penney
The Human Resources Subcommittee meets the first and third Mondays of each
month at 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. (Open to Tribal members).
We envision all Nez Perce Tribal members and families healthy, nurtured,
safe, educated, and supported by tribal and communities resources.
- To respect the human dignity of the people we serve and provide
effective, quality service to the Nez Perce Tribe and its members.
- To work collaboratively and cooperatively to strengthen families
- To support Tribal programs and staff in carrying out their respective
- To define a common vision and mission in which the programs,
departments, and affiliates can work collaboratively and cooperatively in
carrying out their respective goals and objectives on behalf of the Nez
Perce Tribe and its members
- To represent the Nez Perce Tribe and Tribal programs at the local,
regional, and national levels
Description of Services
The Human Resources Subcommittee meets the first and third Monday of each
month to review and approve actions from the Human Resources Subcommittee.
The Human Resources Subcommittee provides policy review, formulation, and
recommendation to the NPTEC regarding areas which impact the health and well
being of the Nez Perce Tribe and its members whether it is at the internal,
local, regional or national level.
Social Services; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); Education;
Enrollment; Senior Citizens; Commodity Foods; Students for Success; Veterans;
BIA Welfare Assistance; Child Protection Services; Financial Assistance; Indian
Child Welfare; Victim's Assistance; NMPH; Head Start/Early Head Start; Tribal
Employment Rights Office.
Report for May 2009
Enrollment: We have had a few requests for enrollment outside of
our plan over the years and continue to receive such requests. In the
Constitutional Convention held in Lapwai, many people discussed enrollment
changes. A draft of options was also presented at the convention.
The HR Subcommittee is committed to working with our Nez Perce tribal members to
proceed forward toward an enrollment ordinance that accomplishes the overall
progress and goals to sustain a tribe well into the future.
Education Plan: Funding currently does not meet the needs of
students. As the current chair of HR, I would eventually like to see our
tribe head toward meeting all of the unmet need of our students. This
direction will need to be closely guided to budgetary decisions in the future.
Nimiipuu Health: Over the past year we have experienced many
accomplishments which the Nimiipuu Health Board will outline later. In
this year, due to the efforts of past administrations and executive committee
members, we have opened a new health facility, brought on a new director, new
doctors, new services, and a better approach to the finances of the health
clinic, with one goal in mind, to provide the best health care to our patients,
however with the accomplishments come growing pains. The HR Subcommittee
has received many complaints regarding Nimiipuu Health. We have looked
into every complaint and NPTEC also passed a full review from Portland IHS to
ensure that our clinic is operating in good and/or excellent standing in our
financials and scopes of work.
Nez Perce Tribal Scholarships. We currently awarded for the 2004-05
school year 130 scholarships to the Nez Perce students. Out of those
students, 31 are seeking a two year degree, 88 are seeking a 4 year degree, and
11 are seeking a graduate degree, Master's or higher. (BIA funds are
separate and not factored in as a part of this data.)
Challenge: Ensuring that all tribal members are aware of the
scholarship opportunity, the deadlines of scholarships, and requirements
in order for approval.
U.S. Health and Human Services Indian Health Service. Our
Mission ... to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of
American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
Tribal Self Governance Health and Human Services.
Self-Governance is fundamentally designed to provide Tribal governments with
more control and decision-making authority over the Federal financial resources
provided for the benefit of Indian people. More importantly,
Self-Governance fosters the shaping of a "new partnership" between Indian Tribes
and the United States in their government-to-government relationships.
Self-Governance provides, administratively, the opportunity for Tribal
governments to exercise their sovereignty with minimal Federal intrusion and