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After-school enrichment courses give students hands on experience

By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
Sho-Ban News
FORT HALL – The 21st Century After-School Program has two hands on enrichment courses offered to students looking to know more about computer graphics and basic woodwork and welding.
“They came quite a ways in just three weeks,” said instructor Graphic Arts Rebecca Ellsworth. ‘These guys are fast learners.”

 

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Suzan Harjo amongst Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.
The 18 notables who gathered in the White House East Room to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom left even the president himself in awe. Obama said the ceremony is one of his favorite events because it celebrates "people who have made America stronger and wiser and more humane and more beautiful."

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ISU pageant video by Joseph Wadsworth

 

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Veteran's Breakfast by Joseph Wadsworth

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Sho-Ban Gaming distribution set for December 8

FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Gaming Distribution is scheduled for Monday, December 8 pursuant to Fort Hall Business Council resolution FHBC-2014-1468. 
Enrolled Shoshone-Bannock tribal members as of October 24 will get $1,100 for adults and $550 to children with the remaining amount deposited into their minor’s trust account. New hours of distribution are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., school aged children will not be allowed to pick up checks until 2 p.m. In order to receive your per capita, it is required to produce a non-expired tribal identification card.
Adult tribal members who are 18 years of age and have graduated or completed a GED or turn 21, whatever occurs first, will receive the full amount of payment. Documentation will be required on a person’s status prior to receiving payment.
Policy and procedures include the following:
• If any minor or incapacitated person; disputes or IRS issue such as name or Social Security number; or no address; a check will be printed seven days after distribution once the issue is corrected with Tribal Enrollment.
• No notes, letters, powers of attorney, proxies or other similar letters of assignment or representation will be accepted during distribution. Requests from tribal members to have their checks physically deposited in their banking institutions or mailed over night will be denied. Personal pickup or regular mail is options available. Direct deposits were due by November 6.
Any tribal member who is delinquent or in default to any tribal departments or Enterprises will be subject to garnishment. Tribal members who do not personally pick-up their per capita check on December 8 will receive a check in the mail and checks will be mailed on December 9 to the address on file in the Tribal Enrollment Department.
All checks will be voided on January 7, 2015 that is 30 days from the distribution date.
All Gaming distributions are subject to federal taxation according to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA.) Taxation is a voluntary option for Tribal members and forms are available in the Finance office. Any Tribal member who has recently graduated or received their GED may be subject to the forced tax pending whether or not the member has elected the taxes to be taken out at that time of receiving such monies.  Those who have chosen to revoke may have exceeded the $10,150.00 so per IRS Publication 15-A, the member will be subject to a 10 percent garnishment for tax purposes.
If you have not received a direct deposit slip or a 1099 in the mail, the Tribes do not have your current mailing address so contact the Enrollment office. 
For more information contact the Enrollment Department at 478-3946.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

 


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FHBC Chairman attends Tribal Leaders Tax Summit

MICCOSUKEE TRIBE TERRITORY, Florida – Tribal leaders met on November 14 from over a dozen Indian nations and tribes throughout the United States to discuss efforts by the U.S. Treasury Department to implement the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (GWE Act), which signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama in September.

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