CIMC Condor Connection
July 2018 - Volume V, No. 2
  • CIMC featured in NCAI Workforce Development Toolkit
  • CIMC hosted Coding Boot Camp for Youth
  • CIMC participated in National Native American Veterans Gathering
  • CIMC Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference
  • CIMC 40th Anniversary Membership Meeting Update
  • CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program Update
  • Job Opportunities at CIMC
  • CIMC Staffing Changes
  • Upcoming CIMC Meetings / Events
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CIMC featured in National Congress of American Indians Workforce Development Toolkit

CIMC, specifically the "Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial/Small Business/Economic Development" program is featured as an innovative program in the Leadership Matters section of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) "Tribal Workforce Development: A Decision-Framing Toolkit" NCAI identifies this toolkit as “A nation-building checklist for tribal workforce development." This toolkit shares the main findings of NCAI’s multi-year research project examining the innovative approaches to workforce development that tribal nations along with Native organizations and tribal colleges and universities are forging, how they are achieving success (as they define it), and more

NCAI's Tribal Workforce Development Toolkit: An Overview (video)

CIMC hosted "Hack the Rez" Coding Boot Camp for Native Youth

The CIMC Career Pathways for Youth Program, partnering with The NBCUniversal Foundation, recently hosted the "Hack the Rez" Coding Boot Camp for youth. Through this training, 23 youth received website development training and each launched their own website. Each youth who completed the training were provided with a Mac laptop computer, purchased with funding from the Macdonald Foundation. Training was provided by General Assembly. The Boot Camp was held at the Pala Casino Spa Resort on June 25-July 3, 2018.

CIMC participated in National Gathering of American Indian Veterans
CIMC Board of Directors Chairman Benjamin Charley, Jr. (US Marine Corps veteran) along with the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians-Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard, and CIMC Executive Director Lorenda T. Sanchez traveled to Illinois for the 4th Annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans on July 20-22, 2018. This is a yearly event held in the summer at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois and is hosted by the Trickster Gallery (CIMC Member). This three-day event honors veterans and military personnel of all cultures, eras, and branches in a Native way. The gathering included special panels led by veterans and veterans service providers on topics ranging from traditional health and wellness, working with the VA, jobs and economic development for veterans after service, and more. Photos provided by Carol Jennings, CIMC Executive Secretary, also in attendance.
CIMC Elders Program hosted Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference
The CIMC Elders Program Caregiver Health and Wellness Conference had 25 attendees. In addition to training in elder wellness and nutrition, attendees received MIPPA and Will & Trust training. The conference was held at the Diamond Mountain Casino Resort in Susanville, California on July 17-18, 2018.
The next 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 past CIMC Board of Directors members, and outstanding participants. The gathering will also include a luncheon and a special anniversary dinner.
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)

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program Update
Highly motivated Indian and Native American individuals (21 years and over) who want to start a business or expand their existing business are invited to apply for the next training series of the CIMC Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial / Small Business / Economic Development, tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2019. Applications are accepted year-round.
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CIMC is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:
Fiscal Manager at the CIMC Central Office.  Applications are due July 31, 2018.
CSBG Clerical/Eligibility Assistant at the CIMC Central Office. Applications are due August 7, 2018.
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Mr. Lamar "Bear" Alexander is now in the Workforce Development Coordinator III at the CIMC Fresno Field Office.
Mr. Anthony Mota is now the Field Office Secretary at the CIMC Sacramento Field Office.

August 4, 2018: 10:00 am - CIMC San Jacinto Geographic Service Area Meeting - The Country Club at Soboba Springs, 1020 Soboba Road, San Jacinto, CA

August 7, 2018: 6:00 pm - CIMC Ukiah Geographic Service Area Meeting - Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority, 694 Pinoleville Drive, Ukiah, CA

August 11, 2018: 6:00 pm - CIMC Sacramento Geographic Service Area Meeting - The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, 19398 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne, CA

August 18, 2018: 10:00 am - CIMC Redding Geographic Service Area Meeting - Elk Valley Rancheria Administration Building, 2332 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, CA

August 23, 2018: 6:00 pm - CIMC Escondido Geographic Service Area Meeting - Pala Band of Mission Indians Tribal Administrative Building, 12196 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA

August 24, 2018: 3:00 pm - CIMC Board Committee Meetings - Pala Casino Spa Resort, 11154 CA-76, Pala, CA

August 25, 2018: 8:00 am - CIMC Board of Directors Meeting - Pala Casino Spa Resort, 11154 CA-76, Pala, 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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