CIMC Condor Connection
October 2018 - Volume V, No. 3
  • CIMC Elders, Board and Staff attended National Native Aging Conference
  • CIMC CCDBG Program Staff attended Regional ACF Office of Child Care Conference
  • CIMC Staff served as Panelists at Regional Tribal TANF Meeting
  • CIMC Staff attended Census Information Center Training Conference
  • CIMC Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference
  • CIMC 40th Anniversary Membership Meeting Update
  • CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program Update
  • New Employees at CIMC
  • Staffing Changes at CIMC
  • Upcoming CIMC Meetings / Events
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CIMC Elders, Board Members and Staff attended National Native Conference on Aging

CIMC made it possible for 19 elders from the CIMC Elders Program participating tribes to attend the recent 21st National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) Biennial Conference. The 2018 NICOA Conference on Aging in Indian Country was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California on September 10-13, 2018. CIMC Board of Directors Chairman Mr. Benjamin Charley, Jr. was one of the veterans honored at the Veterans Honoring Luncheon and is the newly elected Treasurer for the NICOA Board. Other CIMC Board Members in attendance were Ms. Jackie WiseSpirit, Ms. Barbara Bird and Ms. Roseanne Moose. Ms. Dina Nachor, representing the Tejon Indian Tribe (CIMC Member) was selected to receive the Caregiver Award, one of the three NICOA Honoring our Elders Awards. Also in attendance were CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez, CIMC Elders Progam staff Charmaine Mix and Sandra Gillming, and CIMC Escondido Field Office staff Christina Arzate. CIMC volunteers in attendance were Jaynee Peters and Tonya Mix-Baltazar.

CIMC CCDBG Program Staff attended ACF Office of Child Care Conference
CIMC Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Program staff traveled to Seattle, Washington for the Office of Child Care 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native Regional Conference, held on September 24-27, 2018. Ms. Sarah M. King and Mr. Jeff Morris took part in the Quality workshop track that included Exploring Ideas and Innovations for Quality Activities in AI/AN CCDF Program, Meeting Community Needs Through Quality Improvement, Developing Policies and Procedures for Improving Quality, Building Quality with Effective Program Budgeting, and Prioritizing Quality Goals through Strategic Planning. The Conference, which included programs from seven states, was presented by the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, a Service of the Office of Child Care.
CIMC Staff served as Panelists at Regional Tribal TANF Meeting

CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez, and Field Operations Supervisor Eric Cooper served as part of the panel for the "Creating Client-Centered Career Pathway Programs that Respond to Local Employment Needs" session to present information on the CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program at USDHHS Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance Regions IX-X Tribal TANF Technical Assistance Meeting. The meeting was held in Suquamash, Washington on August 21-23, 2018. Also in attendance was Deanna Quintana from the CIMC Redding Field Office.

CIMC attended Census Information Center Training Conference
CIMC staff member Teresa Marie Willson, representing the CIMC Census Information Center (CIC) had the opportunity to meet with other representatives of CICs located throughout the Nation. This annual training conference provides CIC network members with training and technical support on Census Bureau data products and services. This year's training, held in Kansas City, Missouri on August 22-24, 2018, focused on preparations for the decennial 2020 Census. The CIMC CIC is one of 52 nonprofits nationwide and one of five American Indian and Alaska Native organizations serving as a CIC.
CIMC Elders Program Update
The CIMC Elders Program made it possible for the elders from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California to attend the 52nd Annual Acorn Festival on September 8-9, 2018 at the Tuolumne Rancheria. The elders had the opportunity to enjoy California traditional dancers, a hand game tournament, Native arts and crafts, deep pit barbecue dinner, Indian tacos, and an inter-tribal pow-wow.
A CIMC Elders Program Elder Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference is scheduled for October 23-24, 2018 at the Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne, California.
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CIMC 40th Anniversary Membership Meeting Update
The CIMC 40th Anniversary Membership meeting will take place at the Pala Casino Spa Resort in Pala, California on November 2-3, 2018. In addition to dynamic speakers, the meeting will feature recognitions of former CIMC Board of Directors members, Tribal Chairs who were participants in CIMC's programs, and nationally-recognized outstanding participants. The gathering will also include a luncheon and a special anniversary dinner.

Friday's program will include an important presentation on the 2020 Census by Norm DeWeaver.
Sponsorships are still needed to support this event and CIMC efforts to create positive change in Native communities. Please join with the following tribes, organizations, companies, and individuals who have already shown their financial support for CIMC:
Mooretown Rancheria
Jesse Flyingcloud Pope Foundation (Buena Vista Rancheria)

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CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program Update
In Memory of G. David Singleton
It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of G. David Singleton. Dave passed away on September 7, 2018. He was extensively involved with California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. in various capacities during the past three decades – volunteer, consultant, advisory council member, mentor, friend; he was our family. Dave dedicated himself as a volunteer to train more than 500 Native entrepreneurs through the CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program – many of whose lives were changed forever. His generous spirit impacted so many people here in California. Numerous Native communities in California benefited from his vast economic development knowledge, expertise and passion. Many will remember Dave for his commitment to protecting sacred sites and cultural resources through his work with the California Native American Heritage Commission. In his younger years, he was involved in the civil rights movement, primarily in New York and Alabama. Dave will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness, intelligence, passion, and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.
Click here for his obituary.

Memorial Service: November 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, Davis, CA 95616

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CIMC on their website . Donations will be used for a scholarship in his name for the Native Entrepreneur Training Program.

As Dave Singleton was an integral part of this program, we find it necessary to suspend classes until 2020.

Applications are accepted year-round.
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CIMC welcomes Ms. Katrina S. Deacon as the new Accounting Clerk in the Fiscal Department. Katrina is Holikachuk Athabascan from Grayling, Alaska on the Yukon River. She is also an enrolled member of the MHA Nation from Newtown, North Dakota. Her Indian names are Owns Long Corn Silk and Corn Woman. Katrina chose to stay connected with her roots by reading books related to her culture, beading every chance she gets and dancing at powwows as a contemporary jingle dress dancer. She moved from Woodland, California where she was born and raised, to Anchorage, Alaska where she graduated from high school. Since then, she worked as an accounting clerk at a local cargo company in Anchorage. Katrina's goal, at that time, was to become employed at an Indian/Native organization or Native corporation and work for Native communities. She feels very fortunate to work with numbers and do what she loves. Katrina is so very thrilled to work at CIMC, due to the fact that she also loves supporting the Indian/Native people and their journeys to success.
CIMC welcomes Ms. Darlene A. McInturff as the new Workforce Development Coordinator II at the Redding Field Office. Darlene is an Alaska Native, Athabascan Indian. Her mother’s family is originally from the village of Koyukuk. She was born and raised in Alaska and has enjoyed the rich abundance of subsistence foods, one of the things she truly misses from back home. Darlene was born in Fairbanks, Alaska but has lived in Anchorage, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Her passion has been to assist Native people however she can, which is reflected in her work history. Most of Darlene's work experience has been working with Native nonprofit organizations in the capacity of human resources, administrative assistant, secretary and accounting. She enjoys fishing, hiking, gardening, reading, and traveling.
CIMC welcomes Ms. Lisa McKay as the new Fiscal Manager. Lisa is from the Pomo, Wailaki and Wintun tribes and is the youngest girl of six children. She grew up in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area and then attended Haskell Indian College in Lawrence, Kansas. After graduating, Lisa moved back to California and made her home in the East Bay. She was employed for 16 years at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, where she worked in the accounting and administration departments, managing grants and contracts, audits, payroll, accounts receivable/payable and human resources. Lisa moved to Sacramento in 2006, and spent 11 years with the Sacramento Native American Health Center as the CFO and HR Director. Lisa has two adult children and she enjoys gardening, gathering, reading, beading, painting, family gatherings, cooking and trying new foods. As the product of an urban Indian community, Lisa has a passion for helping to provide support and resources that are so vital to the health and success of Native individuals and their families who live in the cities.
CIMC welcomes Ms. Tina Rodriguez as the Field Office Secretary at the Eastern Sierra Field Office. Tina is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho. She grew up in Long Beach, California and moved to Bishop three years ago. Tina has two daughters and is soon to be a grandmother of three. She enjoys buffalo hunting and jig fishing in her homeland. Tina is very proud to be Native and is looking forward to helping other Natives.
CIMC welcomes Ms. Marie Saenz as the Workforce Development Coordinator III at the Eastern Sierra Field Office. Marie is from the Cahuilla and Tongva-Gabrieleno tribes. She is the mother of two and has one grandchild. Having worked with CIMC at the Fresno Field Office in the past, she is familiar with CIMC work with California Native organizations and tribes. Marie looks forward to serving the tribal communities in the Mono, Inyo and Kern Counties.
CIMC also welcomes the new temporary staff: Mr. August Wesley, Youth Coordinator at the Central Office; and Ms. Samantha Marte, Field Office Clerical Assistant at the Escondido Field Office.
Ms. Julie M. Bond is now in the Workforce Development Coordinator III at the CIMC Ukiah Field Office.
Mr. Anthony Mota is now the Field Office Secretary at the CIMC Sacramento Field Office.

October 6, 2018: 10:00 am - CIMC Redding Geographic Service Area Meeting - Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel, 900 Skyline Road, Susanville, CA

October 23-24, 2018 - CIMC Elder Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference - Black Oak Casino Resort, 19400 Tuolumne Road N, Tuolumne, CA

November 2-3, 2018 - CIMC 40th Anniversary Membership Meeting - Pala Casino Spa Resort, 11154 CA-76. Pala, CA
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