TWCC Becomes a NNAHRA Sponsor
The TWCC is proud to announce it will be appearing at the 2019 NNAHRA Conference in Prior Lake, MN. The National Native American Human Resources Association, or NNAHRA, is a non-profit organization of HR professionals working for or providing professional services to Tribes for the past 20 years. Look for our booth September 23th-25th. More info can be found here.
Sharon K. Vogel Elected to the Board
At the annual members meeting on October 12th, 2018, Sharon K. Vogel was elected to the Board. Sharon is the Director of Cheyenne River Housing Authority. She has worked the last 16 years in housing management development, and she has extensive experience in tribal government, federally funded development and management, strategic planning, and non-profit project management.
Board Votes to Approve Formation of Charitable Entity
The TWCC Board of Directors has voted to approve the formation of a 501(c)(3) entity to facilitate
charitable giving to the tribal communities that the TWCC serves. This entity is to be called the Tribal Workers Charitable Foundation and pending approval for funding, will become active in early 2019. The initial purpose of TWCF is to establish a scholarship fund for qualifying students.
Artist In Residence - Butch Thunderhawk
In 2005, Rich Kelly, a collector of Northern Plains Tribal art, came up with the idea of featuring the ledger artwork of Butch Thunderhawk on a calendar, which Rich would then distribute to the Kelly Agency clients and TWCC policyholders. The calendars were an instant hit. This year’s calendar continues the tradition and it contains a brief eulogy of Rich and his father Bob Kelly, who both passed away in 2017.
Remembering Roger Bordeaux
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our president, Dr. Roger Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He contributed the finest professionalism and leadership, along with an unshakable spirit for serving the Tribes and Native American education.
The board has voted James Wike in as our new president moving forward, and we are excited to continue working towards providing quality services and scholarships for the Tribes.
Welcoming Troy Blake to the TWCF Board
Troy is originally from Vancouver, Washington and was brought to the Rosebud Indian reservation in 2018 through the program Teach For America, serving as a math teacher at Todd County High School for two years. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. Prior to moving to Rosebud, he led a personal finance tutoring organization that served two high schools in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He currently serves as executive director of the Rosebud Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit he co-founded to assist Rosebud citizens with higher education expenses. His motivation to found a scholarship fund came from the passion, authenticity, and drive he saw in his students everyday while teaching.