Members present: Paul Cedarface, Chris Noordsy, Michelle Bruns, Paula Nelson, Cliff De Long, Milton Fineran, Christina Janis, Marcell Bull Bear, Julie Goings, Gloria Eastman, Sylvia Hollow Horn, late arrival Kathy Aplan.
Chairman Paul Cedarface called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM. Marcell Bull Bear gave the opening prayer.
Michelle Bruns moved and Milton Fineran seconded that the minutes be approved as submitted. Motion approved.
Chairman Christina Janis reported on the number of enrollees in each of the health insurance and optional coverages. Chairman Cedarface categorically stated that it is imperative that OLC employees maintain additional health insurance coverage other than what is provided by Indian Health Service. Michelle Bruns iterated this need as well stating that relying solely on Indian Health Service may lead to procedures not being provided. A discussion regarding AFLAC’s supplemental coverage ensued. Julie Goings stated that there are medical specialists from Rapid City Regional Hospital at Pine Ridge Hospital and that they take walk-ins! Call 867-3353 for further information. A lengthy discussion on a variety of topics from sovereignty to nationalization of health care took place.
Chairman Milton Fineran reported that he had exchanged emails with Lenora Hudson. Milton suggested that the Administration could provide direction on the elimination of conflicting policies. He also stated that the committee will be meeting to provide grammatical and formatting corrections to policy. Gloria Eastman raised questions regarding policy 64-700 COMPENSATORY TIME. Chairman Cedarface directed Milton Fineran to meet with his subcommittee this month and to report back. Questions were raised regarding mileage and per diem – these were addressed by Chris Noordsy. Gas Voucher issues are becoming a pre-eminent concern for many OLC students.
Julie Goings reported for the ad-hoc committee on the need for an ethics committee. Julie presented a diagram showing the stakeholders of a potential code of ethics. She discussed the need to find a balance between the traditional code of ethics and the contemporary code of ethics. She said that there will be a meeting with Gerald One Feather to discuss these issues. Chairman Cedarface asked Julie to come to the next meeting with further findings. Wolakotakiciyapi!
Michelle Bruns moved for adjournment and Sylvia Hollow Horn seconded.