Words Perpetuate, Create Social Behavior

…within individual cultural groups.  Words can also create an inadvertent definition of accepted norms or beliefs held by a cultural group. In turn, that message (although inadvertently) is then communicated to others – the outsiders. Thereafter, not due to any fault of the outsiders – they now believe an inaccurate perception of a population. “Words areContinue reading “Words Perpetuate, Create Social Behavior”

What Rights to Shareholders have?

As a shareholder, former executive and former board member of an Alaska Native Corporation; I have been in the front lines of governance debates. As ANCSA corporations, we are private companies, not publicly-traded companies. The closest thing I’ve been able to uncover in my research on the legal rights of shareholders is in the linkContinue reading “What Rights to Shareholders have?”

The World Report article, “Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics”..

#humanrights American IT companies are following suit today with other countries like Russia, Germany and Iran..  I do not agree with inciting violence of any means. The World Report linked in this post states that violance actually increased by 4x instead of reducing the threats of violance in countries during heightened unrest. But in America,Continue reading “The World Report article, “Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics”..”

April 1-30 1978 – Irene’s Diary – Nixon River Cabin

April 1 Babe built a shelf for the kids books and junk. He’s running dogs again. Trudy went to school today. April 2 Babe went to McGrath and got the boat and desk. We moved furniture and I got the house cleaned up. Benny, Betty, Isabelle, and Mike H. came up tonight for awhile, itContinue reading “April 1-30 1978 – Irene’s Diary – Nixon River Cabin”

Let’s talk about Social Justice

In my recent job interview for the position of Special Assistant to the President for a University; I was asked if I had any questions as we were winding down. I asked the President what the priorities that he wanted to accomplish were. Among other significant goals, he said, “Social Justice.” Being that I amContinue reading “Let’s talk about Social Justice”

Dear Diary -12/15/2020

I think I blew it today. I had an interview.  I was told it was a phone interview.  But for me, I err on the side of over preparedness versus what could be a “miscommunication”. Because I experienced ‘miscommunications’ in the past that I trusted – which left me appearing unprepared, unprofessional, flippant, or disrespectful.Continue reading “Dear Diary -12/15/2020”

My Mentor, My Friend: Carolyn

My mentor, Carolyn Crowder is responsible for igniting a flame in me that really wasn’t there before within me. I was hired as a temporary board secretary for the Norton Sound Health Corporation when I was 26. Carolyn was on a much deserved sabbatical when I was hired. Upon her return and leading up toContinue reading “My Mentor, My Friend: Carolyn”