Dave Archambault II was ask to join Native America Calling.Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Skilled jobs are in high demand throughout the United States. Companies that handle construction, oil and gas, mechanics or alternative energy need workers with specific skills sets. Are Native Americans considering these careers? In the boarding school era, students were sometimes forced to learn a trade, which didn’t always lead to employment when they returned home. Does this history create a negative impression of skilled jobs today? Every community needs skilled labor but are there workers available with the right training to take on those jobs?
Leadership & Candidate Archambault
There are many variables that can work together to make a good leader. A primary and constant indicator in looking at any candidate for leadership is to review the family unit that the candidate has created, because this is the foundation for everything else, such as daily interaction and deeds. Another indicator is to look at experience. What kind of work has been acquired or produced. Even schooling is experience or a form of work that allows a person to be more knowledgeable and how to apply learning to practical work experience. Another important variable is the values that a person demonstrates. This can be easily seen by simply asking, “What does the potential leader do with their non-work time ?” What a person does with their spare time visibly shows their Values.
Dave Archambault II formerly served as a tribal council person for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe located in Fort Yates, North Dakota. While on Tribal Council, he focused on economic development, renewable energy, and government reform. Dave attended NDSU and the University of Mary. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management. Dave has owned and operated a small convenience store in his community since 2002. Archambault has served on various boards as an elected official and is currently the board chair for Sitting Bull College. Today, Dave works at United Tribes Technical College as the Director of an ETA/DOL TAACCCT Grant – “Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce (TCC DeMaND Workforce),” a project that focuses on developing the workforce in Indian Country through Tribal College trainings and industry partnerships. Continue reading