Scotts Valley Tribal TANF

Scotts Valley Tribal TANF Scotts Valley Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is tribally administered federal social services program. Tribal TANF Services are structured to work with Native American Families to help them become economically self-sufficient through work promotion, training and education, and family preservation and wellness.

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08/23/2021

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Positive Indian Parenting
For 16 Weeks Starting Aug 24th, 2021
Tuesdays: 12pm-1pm
Thursdays: 4pm-5pm
3124 International Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94601

Child Development
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Traditional Upbringing

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 23“They also learned, and perhaps this was the most important thing, how to look at...
08/23/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 23

“They also learned, and perhaps this was the most important thing, how to look at things through the eyes of the Higher Powers.”
–Fools Crow, LAKOTA

Our eyes can only see our beliefs. Our beliefs cause us to make assumptions, draw conclusions, and cause confusion. Our five senses are very limiting. The Creator has a way of allowing us to see or know in the spiritual world. This is called the Sixth Sense. The Sixth Sense is like a radar system; our personal radar system. It will help us “see” opportunities and help us avoid disaster. This Sixth Sense is controlled by God. We must learn to listen to it. We must learn to trust it. We must learn to act on it even if our head says differently. We must learn to look at things through the eyes of God.

My Creator, guide me today. If my eyes cause confusion, let me close them and see through Your eyes. If my ears hear confusion, let me listen to my heart. Let me let You guide me.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 19“If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at pe...
08/19/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 19

“If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at peace.”
–Fools Crow, LAKOTA

As within, as without, our present thought determines our future. If we want peace outside ourselves, we must first have peace inside ourselves. It’s not what is going on but how we are looking at what is going on. We need to keep ourselves in balance. We must be careful to not get too hungry, angry, lonely. or tired. We must know the times – time to work, time to rest, time to play, time to sleep, time to pray, time to lighten up, time to laugh, time to eat, time to exercise. There is a saying “The honor of one is the honor of all.” This means when we work with all, we need to also work on one. We need to take care of ourselves. You cannot give away what you don’t have.

Great Spirit, let me walk in balance today. Remove from me resentment, self pity, and self seeking motives. Let me love myself so I can love my neighbors.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 19“If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at pe...
08/19/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 19

“If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at peace.”
–Fools Crow, LAKOTA

As within, as without, our present thought determines our future. If we want peace outside ourselves, we must first have peace inside ourselves. It’s not what is going on but how we are looking at what is going on. We need to keep ourselves in balance. We must be careful to not get too hungry, angry, lonely. or tired. We must know the times – time to work, time to rest, time to play, time to sleep, time to pray, time to lighten up, time to laugh, time to eat, time to exercise. There is a saying “The honor of one is the honor of all.” This means when we work with all, we need to also work on one. We need to take care of ourselves. You cannot give away what you don’t have.

Great Spirit, let me walk in balance today. Remove from me resentment, self pity, and self seeking motives. Let me love myself so I can love my neighbors.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 17“If a child hasn’t been given spiritual values within the family setting, they ha...
08/17/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 17

“If a child hasn’t been given spiritual values within the family setting, they have no familiarity with the values that are necessary for the just and peaceful functioning in society.”

–Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D, PENOBSCOT

When we are born, we start with a beautiful empty mind ready to be given our beliefs, attitudes, habits and expectations. Most of our true learning comes from watching the actions of others. As we watch our family or relatives, whatever their actions and values are, so will be the children’s values and acts. If we see our families living a just and peaceful way of life, so then will the children. If we see our family shouting, arguing, and hateful, so will it be for the children. The cycle of life – baby, youth, adult and Elder is all connected. If the older ones have good values, it will be connected to the children.

Oh my Creator, if there are values I have missed, it is not too late. I can get them from You. Teach me today Your spiritual values. Respect, trust, giving, honesty, wisdom – teach me these.

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Meditation
08/11/2021
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08/10/2021

Please click the link below to access our weekly How to Basket Weave; to be able to learn a new skill.

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08/10/2021
08/10/2021

White Bison is proud to recognize August as Recovery Activism Month.
Please stay tuned for more posts and information during the month of August.
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08/10/2021
Meditation
08/10/2021
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08/09/2021

Please click the link below to access our weekly Meditation Hour; to be able to learn a new skill.

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Official Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Sunrise Special Services Foundation

Scotts Valley Tribal TANF

Scotts Valley Tribal Tanf

08/09/2021

Lake County is currently experiencing a high level of COVID-19 community transmission. As a reminder, additional precautions are needed at this time to protect yourself and your loved ones. Please wear a mask when you are in indoor public settings. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 offers a high level of protection against severe illness and death, but it is still important to follow the 3 Ws: wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker page (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view) for more information.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 9“Praying to seek a vision, to seek truth is always right. Truth builds upon itself...
08/09/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 9

“Praying to seek a vision, to seek truth is always right. Truth builds upon itself – as the true mark of a warrior who conducts himself/herself accordingly – so that its beauty may shine in the faces of our children.”

–Barney Bush, SHAWNEE

We move toward and become like that which we think about. What we think about creates our vision. If our thoughts are wise and good, then our vision becomes strong and truthful. If our thoughts are junk, then our vision becomes contaminated. It’s important to be aware of what we are thinking about. As I live my vision, my children watch and live their lives the same way. We need to live the walk of the Warrior. We need to walk in beauty and respect.

Oh Great Spirit, give me a vision for today. Let me see truth. Let me walk in beauty. Let my heart guide me in truth. The law says the truth shall set you free. Let me be free today.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 5“It is a paradox in the contemporary world that in our desire for peace we must wi...
08/05/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 5

“It is a paradox in the contemporary world that in our desire for peace we must willingly give ourselves to struggle.”

–Linda Hogan, CHICKASAW

The Grandfathers have taught us about sacrifice. We have been taught to pray for the people in a pitiful way. Struggle and conflict is neither good nor bad, it just is. Everything that grows experiences conflict. When the deer is born it is through conflict. When the seed first grows, it is through conflict. Conflict precedes clarity. Everything has the seasons of growth. Recognize – acknowledge – forgive and change. All of these things are done through conflict.

Great Spirit, give me the courage today to see that struggle and conflict are here to teach me lessons that are a gift from you.

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08/05/2021

The story of Handsome Lake. The Seneca leader of the first known Recovery Movement.

Handsome Lake (1735?-10 Aug. 1815), Seneca prophet, was born probably in what is now western New York State. He was the half brother of Cornplanter and the nephew of Guyasuta. Although he served as a warrior against the Cherokees in the 1760s and aided the British during the Revolution, he does not seem to have particularly distinguished himself. Apparently during the 1790s he received the title Handsome Lake (Ganeodiyo, the name traditionally borne by one of the sachems chosen to represent the Seneca at the national Iroquois council), and in that capacity he signed the treaty of Big Tree (1797), by which the Iroquois of New York were left with eleven reservations. The name used by Handsome Lake before acquiring his title is not known. In 1799 he was living an intemperate life in Cornplanter's town on the Allegheny River in one of the Iroquois reservations.

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08/04/2021

Native artist opportunity! 20-25 Native artists will be selected for the one-year fellowship programs. Fellows receive a project grant, technical support, & professional training to start or grow an arts business and to further their important work in their communities.

Deadline for apps is September 6th:
https://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/fellowships

Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 4“Telling about our lives is important for those who come after as, for those who w...
08/04/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day August 4
“Telling about our lives is important for those who come after as, for those who will see our experience as part of their own historical struggle.”
–Linda Hogan, CHICKASAW
How important it is for us to support one another? How important it is for us to know our culture and to share our experiences with one another? How powerful it is to be authentic? How important it is to hold no secrets? I am as sick as my secrets.
Grandfather, allow me today to be willing to share with my brother and sister. Let my eyes see You in their eyes. Let me not judge them but only love them. Grandfather, help me, for I am Your humble servant.

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08/03/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 29“When we want to talk to Him we burn to***co and it takes our prayers all the way u...
07/29/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 29

“When we want to talk to Him we burn to***co and it takes our prayers all the way up to the Sky World.”

–Louis Farmer, ONONDAGA

Our herbs and our medicines are all here for the purpose of serving. Offering to***co as a gift to the Creator is proper use of our medicine. In this way, we are able to communicate from the physical world to the spiritual world. Sometimes we have a hard time coming up with the right words when we pray, especially if we are really mixed up. The to***co and the sage will take the intent to the spirit world. The meaning behind the words are more important the the words. The Creator always knows our intent. The to***co helps us get to the Sky World.

Today, my Creator, I offer You this to***co. I want to thank You for being in my life. I want to tell You how much I appreciate the honor of being here to serve You. Tell me this morning what I can do for You. You are the reason I live.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 28“A good heart and a good mind – those are what you need to be a chief.” –Louis Farm...
07/28/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 28

“A good heart and a good mind – those are what you need to be a chief.”

–Louis Farmer, ONONDAGA

The combination of heart and mind is very powerful. The Medicine Wheel teaches that two worlds exist – the seen and the unseen. The seen world is the physical and the unseen is the spiritual world. Both of the worlds are necessary to discover true reality. The seen world is easiest seen by the male side. The unseen is easiest seen by the female side. The heart is the unseen and the mind is the seen. Blessed is the leader or person who has developed the heart and the mind. Truly, the person is of tremendous value to the Creator and the people.

My Great Spirit, help me this day to develop both my female side and my male side. Let me know all the feelings of each, let me develop and grow my intuition and my mind. Let my development only serve You.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 27“Let us put our minds together as one.” –Irving Powless, Sr., ONONDAGAIf we sat in ...
07/27/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 27

“Let us put our minds together as one.”

–Irving Powless, Sr., ONONDAGA

If we sat in a circle and put an object in the center of the circle and we all described what we saw, everyone would see different points of view from each other. Some would even see opposites because they would be sitting on opposite sides of the circle. In other words, you don’t have to see what I see for you to be right. In fact, everyone in the circle is right based on their own point of view. If we are willing to listen to everyone’s point of view, then we can get a more accurate description of the object in the center. This is one way to put our minds together. When we get the clarity from each other, we should give thanks and be grateful to each other.

Grandfathers from the four directions, guide me today with Your wisdom from the east, from the south, from the west and from the north.

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Confronting the Painful History of Native American Boarding Schools
07/27/2021
Confronting the Painful History of Native American Boarding Schools

Confronting the Painful History of Native American Boarding Schools

When news broke of the 215 bodies of Native American children found on the grounds of a former Canadian residential boarding school, my heart sank. It was like an earthquake shifting deep inside and causing a reverberation throughout my entire being. The historical trauma of the boarding school era....

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07/27/2021

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The California Tribal College (CTC) is pleased to announce enrollment has opened! In partnership with Woodland Community College, classes begin August 16, 2021. Interested persons can call the CTC office (530) 661-5767 or email [email protected] for more information.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 26“These are our times and our responsibilities. Every human being has a sacred duty ...
07/26/2021
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 26

“These are our times and our responsibilities. Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this, we must recognize the enemy – the one within us. We must begin with ourselves…”

–Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA

The outside is merely a reflection of our insides. My mind is designed to tell me that I’m not crazy for thinking what I am thinking. Even if I have angry thought, my mind is giving me excuses and reasons why it is OK to think what I’m thinking. I need to be knowledgeable about the laws of harmony and balance. I cannot twist the laws to serve me, but I can adjust my life to serve the laws. This is the law – I am here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not here for me to misuse and abuse.

Oh Great Spirit, allow me the insight and knowledge of how to live in harmony and balance with my surroundings. Grant me change from within.

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Address

2727 Systron Dr Ste 100
Concord, CA
94518

General information

In January, 2008, the Scotts Valley Tribal TANF ("SVTT") program opened its doors to Contra Costa Native American participants to provide services and benefits to allow for complete economic self-sufficiency. Under the leadership and guiding hand of our Executive Director, the SVTT program is expanding its outreach to Native American families living in Contra Costa County by serving more families and adding more services to better meet its goals and objectives. Along with job preparation and economic self-sufficiency, SVTT also provides life skills training on site such as CPR, nutrition and parenting classes.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(925) 363-4778

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Services of SVTT also include social services diversion, emergency assistance, and marriage financial incentives. SVTT provides a broader range of services than CalWORKS and services are designed to be responsive to the specific needs of Native people, their families and their diverse cultures.

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