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National Congress of American Indians: Home Tracking the U.S. Congress White Privilege Conference Home Page SCHOOLS The Great Law of Peace is the oldest constitution in North America defining a system of participatory democracy that has sustained the Iroquois Confederacy for perhaps 1,000 years. At a time of terrible war, say tribal elders, a Great Peacemaker emerged to inspire the warriors to bury their weapons of war (the origins of the saying, "to bury the hatchet"). The Peacemaker planted on top of the weapons a sacred Tree of Peace and established a code of laws called Kaianerekowa, the Great Law of Peace. Mohawk Wolf Clan Chief Jake Swamp explained: "The powerful story of the birth of democracy began long, long ago. "During the dark age of our history 1,000 years ago, humans no longer listened to the Original Instructions. Six historic accounts of the Great Law of Peace exist. Iroquois elders widely agree that the Great Peacemaker was a divine being who was sent by the Creator to make peace on Mother Earth. The Iroquois Grand Council provided a model for the American colonists.

Congressman Kurt Schrader : Home LII Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program CFDA Number: 84.033Program Type: Formula GrantsAlso Known As: Formerly known as College Work-Study Program The FWS Program provides funds for part-time employment to help needy students to finance the costs of postsecondary education. Students can receive FWS funds at approximately 3,400 participating postsecondary institutions. Hourly wages must not be less than the federal minimum wage. A participating institution applies each year for FWS funding by submitting a Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) to the U.S. Students may be employed by: the institution itself; a federal, state, or local public agency; a private nonprofit organization; or a private for-profit organization. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the application process for FWS assistance.

Justice Systems of Indian Nations This page provides links to official tribal court websites. In addition, it provides general information on justice systems of Tribal nations. For information on Tribal Constitutions or Tribal Codes, please see those specific pages. The Bureau of Indian Affairs proposes to Amend its Regulations Governing the Courts of Indian Offenses (otherwise known as CFR Courts). This amendment will clarify the authority of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs to establish the courts, the jurisdiction of the courts, its relationship to tribal governments and the Department of the Interior, and to provide those courts with an updated code of laws. Tribal Courts (from the Internet Archive ) is a site provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and contains information concerning specific tribal courts. Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court Bois Forte Tribal Court Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Tribal Courts Cherokee Nation (OK) Judicial Branch Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Cobell v. Salazar Class Action Website Open Government Initiative Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public. Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership. Informing Consumers through Smart Disclosure Memorandum: The purpose of this Memorandum is to set out guidance for agencies to inform and facilitate the use of disclosure, specifically "smart disclosure." Commitment to Open Government Status Report The President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government Open Innovation Memo The Open Government Directive PRA Primer Social Media and the PRA Data.Gov Concept of Operations

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Reconciliation What does Reconciliation look like? Does it matter to you? Learn More → TRC Findings View TRC documents presented at the Ottawa Closing Event. Learn More → National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation All of the statements, documents and research gathered by the TRC throughout its mandate will be accessible in a new National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn More → Stay Connected Take advantage of social media to stay connected with the TRC. Learn More → "Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. The central platform for crowdsourcing US Government challenges, contests, competitions and open innovation prizes |