May 30, 2015

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Tax Commission The Pawnee Nation has one (1) positions available on the Pawnee Nation Tax Commission.  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission for a three-year term.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M. Nuttle, Pawnee Business Council, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, P. O. Box 470, Pawnee, OK... Read more
Pawnee Nation Election Commission The Pawnee Nation is accepting applications for three (3) positions, Chairperson (4 year Term), Clerk (2 year Term) and Sergeant-at-Arms (2 year Term) on the Pawnee Nation Election Commission.  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M.... Read more
Pawnee Nation TERO (Tribal Employee Rights Office) The Pawnee Nation is accepting applications for one (1) position on the Pawnee Nation TERO (Tribal Employee Rights Office).  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission for a three-year term.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M. Nuttle, President, Pawnee Business Council,... Read more
Internal Medicine Physician The Kickapoo Tribal Health Center located in McLoud, Oklahoma is accepting applications for an Internal Medicine physician. The Health Center is only 30 minutes east of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is only 20 minutes northwest from Shawnee Oklahoma. The KTHC is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center and is an... Read more
Executive Director: Housing Authority of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Responsible for the oversight and management of the eight employee organization.  Applicants shall possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent housing authority, realty management or administrative experience.  Indian preference.  Request an application or send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need... Read more

News

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Park Service doesn't always profit from sale of public bison RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Last fall, hundreds of publicly owned bison went to private owners, but there wasn't always an exchange of money.All four of the government-owned herds in the western Dakotas were rounded up in a string of operations across the region's expansive plains, badlands and forests.In all, more than 3,000 of the... Read more
Tribal representatives withdraw from Maine Legislature AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Saying they can no longer participate in a system that perpetuates a “paternalistic attitude,” two American Indian tribes abandoned their seats in the Maine Legislature on Tuesday amid clashes with Gov. Paul LePage.The Penobscot Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe said recent actions by LePage – including the... Read more
New North Dakota oil tax law may threaten accord with tribes BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota oil tax revenue sharing agreement with an American Indian reservation that covers nearly a third of the state's oil production may be threatened by a new state law that shaves the overall oil tax rate following the fall in crude prices.The Legislature last month passed the measure, which also... Read more
Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land.Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the changes are needed because “significant and unnecessary... Read more
Learn history of code talkers at Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Special exhibit runs now through NovemberTAHLEQUAH, Okla. – In the early 20th century, Native Americans were still denied some of their basic rights as aboriginal people. Some of those young men left their tribal homes and fought for the nation because of their love of their land.These men used their language to relay important... Read more

Life

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Wisconsin Indian tribes developing tourism show MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The head of tourism for Wisconsin's 11 American Indian tribes is trying to develop a series of TV shows that will highlight the reservations as attractive places to visit.Ernie Stevens is executive director of Native American Tourism of Wisconsin. Stevens is shooting video of the reservations' lakes and rivers,... Read more
BLM ordered to prove routes don't harm cultural sites SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal judge has ordered the Bureau Land of Management to document that its designation of motorized routes in central Utah will not harm wildlife and archaeological resources.The order issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball is meant to address deficiencies the judge found in the BLM's Richfield... Read more
Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate lands job at DOE FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was disqualified over a language fluency requirement has landed a job with the U.S. Department of Energy.The agency announced this week that Chris Deschene is the new director of its Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.Department director Ernest Moniz... Read more
OKC Capitol Hill High School Students Select New School Mascot OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s official, Capitol Hill High School is now home to the “Red Wolves”. In a close vote, students selected “Red Wolves” over “Guardians” to replace “Redskins” as the school’s mascot.“It is an exciting moment for Capitol Hill students, staff and community. The students have been patiently anticipating finding out what... Read more
Magistrate says student shouldn't wear feather to graduation RAMONA, Okla. (AP) – A federal magistrate is recommending that a Native American student not wear an eagle feather to her high school graduation in Ramona, Oklahoma.Local media outlets report the recommendation was made Tuesday on 18-year-old Hayden Griffith's request to wear a feather attached to her graduation cap's tassel.... Read more

Business

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2 Vermont women sue over tribe’s online lending practices HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Two Vermont women are trying to open a class-action lawsuit that, if successful, could upend the practice of online lending companies using Native American tribes’ sovereignty to skirt state laws against high-interest payday loans.Jessica Gingras and Angela Given say in their lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S.... Read more
Brockton residents vote Tuesday on $650 million casino plan BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – The fate of a proposed $650 million resort casino for the Brockton Fairgrounds rests with city voters.The southeastern Massachusetts city, perhaps best known as the hometown of boxing great Rocky Marciano, is holding a special election Tuesday on the proposal, which calls for a red brick casino complex housing a... Read more
Nambe Pueblo begins work on its first tribal casino SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Work has begun on the Nambe Pueblo’s first casino after years of negotiation and planning.The Santa Few New Mexican reports the small facility about 16 miles north of Santa Fe will feature 180 slot machines and no gaming tables.An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, but construction is already... Read more
Oneida set to open new casino CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) – The Oneida Indian Nation is getting set to open its new casino in central New York.Ribbon-cutting for the $20 million Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango is slated for June 2.The Oneidas say the casino and its “Wizard of Oz” theme will have more than 400 Vegas-style cash slot machines, a 500-seat Wizard... Read more
Federal appeals court says Ho-Chunk can offer video poker MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker at its Madison casino.The state Department of Justice argued that video poker at the facility is a Class III card game and therefore prohibited under the terms of the tribe’s gambling compact with the state. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara... Read more

Sports

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Maine residents debate area high school’s ‘Indians’ nickname SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Somerset County residents turned out to voice their opinions on the issue of whether a local high school should change its mascot.Skowhegan Area High School currently uses the nickname “Indians” for its sports teams, along with Native American imagery. Skowhegan is one of the last remaining schools in Maine that... Read more
Assembly approves ban on R*dsk*ns school team name SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Assembly has approved legislation barring California public schools from using the R*dsk*ns name for teams and mascots.AB30 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville, would prevent public schools from using the controversial term as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname... Read more
UND releases list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.UND released a list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames Monday night, from which a committee will make a short list of finalists that will go to a public... Read more
Replacement mascots revealed for Oklahoma City high school OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Students at an Oklahoma City high school are poised to pick a new mascot to replace one deemed offensive by the American Indian community.Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin revealed two mascot finalists for Capitol Hill High School on Monday night. Students will decide Wednesday if they want to... Read more
Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday.The proposal passed 33-32, with all but one Democrat voting in favor. Every Republican was opposed.“We have a large, large Native American community here... Read more

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