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Indian tribes recognized for paperless technology innovation

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In October, Laserfiche presented the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma with its Visionary Award and the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma with its Pioneer Award.

Both awards were presented at the TribalNet 2009 conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Founded in 1999, TribalNet strives to bring tribes and technology together.

Choctaw Nation Administrative Manager Dee Ann Moore and IT Director Dustin Stark accepted the award on behalf of Chief Gregory Pile and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma which consists of 175,000 members with 12 districts. It is the third largest tribe in the U.S. The Choctaw Nation has used Laserfiche technology since 2001.

“I would like to thank Laserfiche for selecting the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to receive this award,” Stark said. The Choctaw Nation continually strives to find ways in which to better serve our tribal members and we have found that leveraging technology has helped the Choctaw people.”

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The Choctaw Nation uses Laserfiche to manage documents and maximize productivity through increased data organization, accessibility and availability.

The strategy they have used has involved using Laserfiche’s Rio enterprise content management solution to automate business processes within the following:

  • Tribal Council
  • Head Start

  • Housing Authority

  • Career Development

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Travis Chibitty, Comanche Nation IT manager, accepted the Pioneer Award for the Comanche Nation. The Comanche Nation has 14,732 members and has been a Laserfiche customer since 2008. Laserfiche is used to manage data for the following:

  • Finance Department
  • Land and Surveying

  • Legislative