August 30, 2015

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Clinical Director: Rocky Boy Health Board TITLE:  CLINICAL DIRECTOREMPLOYER:  ROCKY BOY HEALTH BOARDSALARY:  NEGOTIABLESTATUS:  REGULAR FULL-TIMEOPENING DATE: August 28, 2015CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLEDPROBATIONARY PERIOD:  SIXTY (60) CALENDER DAYS FROM INITIAL APPOINTMENTMINIMUM QUALIFICATION:Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration, Business Administration, or related... Read more
CEO: Rocky Boy Health Board TITLE:  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICEREMPLOYER:  ROCKY BOY HEALTH BOARDSALARY:  NEGOTIABLESTATUS:  REGULAR FULL-TIMEOPENING DATE: August 28, 2015CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLEDPROBATIONARY PERIOD:  SIXTY (60) CALENDER DAYS FROM INITIAL APPOINTMENT.MINIMUM QUALIFIACTIONS· BS/BA with five (5) years’ experience in Health Care Administration... Read more
Director of Art in Public Places The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, seeks a Director of Art in Public Places to manage the state’s 1.5% for Public Art Program. Responsibilities include facilitating selection and placement of artwork, collaborating with state government representatives, drafting calls for artists/qualifications, and developing... Read more
Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, seeks an experienced museum professional to serve as Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections. Responsibilities include oversight of two significant art collections at the Oklahoma State Capitol totaling more than 400 diverse pieces and management of all agency visual art... Read more
Records and Information Management Specialist National Indian Gaming Commission Job Title: Records and Information Management Specialist Job Announcement Number: NIGC-8000-15-KH-006(EX) Salary Range: $76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year Open Period: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 to Thursday, September 24, 2015 Duties The major duties of this position include, but are not limited... Read more

News

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Online renewal now available for Cherokee Nation tribal car tags TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation citizens can renew their tribal license plates online starting Sept. 1.The online renewal is more convenient for Cherokee citizens in further corners of the state, saving them gas money, waiting in line and processing time. The Cherokee Nation expanded its car tags to Cherokee citizens in all 77... Read more
Spirit Lake Tribe declares ‘state of emergency’ for drugs FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) – Leaders of the Spirit Lake Tribe have declared a “state of emergency,” citing rampant drug use and trafficking on the reservation.The Devils Lake Journal reports the tribe’s council adopted a resolution Aug. 21 declaring the state of emergency. Council secretary-treasurer Nancy Greene-Robertson says illegal... Read more
New charges filed against Havre businessman in tribal probe HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A grand jury has handed down a new criminal indictment against a Havre businessman who already faces bribery, embezzlement and theft charges in a corruption investigation into the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.The new case against Shad Huston was filed in July and unsealed on Tuesday. It charges Huston with making... Read more
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses deadline for Land Buy-Back program LOWER BRULE - Kevin Wright, Acting Chairman for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe announced that the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has missed the deadline for administering their Cobell Land Buy Back program."At the August 5, 2015 council session we were notified that we missed a deadline for the Indian Buy Back program," Wright posted on his... Read more
Judge denies attempt to block extra water for Klamath salmon GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California’s Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought.U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, on Wednesday rejected a request for a temporary restraining order... Read more

Life

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BIA announces more than $1.7 million in funds for tribal ed departments, schools Funding to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments and Promote Tribal Control of BIE-funded Schools WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that $1.75 million in funding is being made available to tribes through two Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) initiatives: The Sovereignty in... Read more
Former Federal Law Enforcement Official Joins San Manuel Gaming Commission Adam Torres to serve as Executive DirectorSan Manuel Indian Reservation (Highland, Calif.) — The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Torres has accepted the position of Executive Director of the San Manuel Gaming Commission.Mr. Torres’ depth and breadth of experience in enforcing federal anti-money... Read more
Conference to aid veterans with earned benefits ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Native American and non-Native American veterans seeking information or aid in attaining earned benefits will get some help during a conference Sept. 20-22.The Southwest Native American Veterans Association (SWNAVA) and the Pueblo of Isleta Veteran’s Association will host the 2nd Annual Southwest Regional Veterans... Read more
IAIA Launches Textbook Rental Program Cost of Books Now Included With TuitionSANTA FE, N.M. - With the start of the Fall semester this year, IAIA students will no longer have to worry about additional costs for textbooks for their classes.  IAIA has implemented a textbook rental program though a vendor, Rafter, that works with the IAIA Bookstore to provide necessary... Read more
Colleges, Military Eager to Recruit Oklahoma Students 2nd Annual College Fair This Saturday at Metro Tech OKLAHOMA CITY - Exhibitor registration for the second annual Oklahoma County College Fair is closed because, "We’re filled up," state Rep. Mike Shelton said Wednesday.Almost 50 exhibitors from five states have registered to participate in the event, which is scheduled for this... Read more

Business

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Back from death’s door, Resorts casino is now profitable ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos.But four competitors have since gone out of business – while Resorts has grown and become profitable by adding amenities, bringing aboard the Mohegan Indian tribe’s casino... Read more
Attorney wants to legalize hemp on Standing Rock reservation PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An attorney on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation wants residents to decide whether the tribe should legalize industrial hemp, but the tribal chairman is concerned about legalizing the plant without the federal government’s blessing.Attorney Chase Iron Eyes has been collecting signatures to put the decision before... Read more
Feds: decision clearing path for tribal casino coming soon TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – A decision paving the way for an Indian tribe-run casino in Massachusetts appears imminent.The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs notified officials in Taunton, a city about 40 miles south of Boston, that it will issue an opinion on the Mashpee Wampanoag’s application for land in trust status in 30 days. The letter... Read more
NCAIED to collaborate with DOE on National Tribal Energy Summit Three day Department of Energy conference will focus on energy development issues for tribes; on tribal landsMESA, Ariz. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will assist with the planning and execution of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) September 23-25 National Tribal Energy Summit in Washington,... Read more
RFQ: Design-Build Services for Community Center Construction Request for QualificationsTHLOPTHLOCCO TRIBAL TOWN is seeking Design-Build Services for a 5,000 square foot Community Center Construction Project.  The project will include both facilities and parking.  The scope of the design-build services include, but not limited to: surveying, design, site development and construction of this... Read more

Sports

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Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities
 for Native Youth 
Grants are now available to Native youth for sport and physical activity programs and initiatives.WASHINGTON – As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to extend grant opportunities as a resource for Native youth... Read more
Northern Indiana board vote to retire R*dsk*ns mascot GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana high school is beginning the search for a new mascot after the school board decided to retire the R*dsk*ns moniker.On Monday night, the Goshen Community School Board voted 5-2 in favor of getting rid of the mascot that has represented the school for nearly 90 years. The name will be retired Jan.... Read more
Keetoowah Cherokees Host Three Team Youth Stickball Tournament TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma made history on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The Keetoowah Cherokee tribe held its first ever UKB Youth Stickball tournament on the grounds of the UKB tribal complex.Three teams participated in a double-elimination stickball tournament, the Warriors, UKB Summer... Read more
Indian All-State pulls off another round of games Thought to be Oklahoma’s longest running Indian athletic event, the program is a non-profit venture that relies heavily on gate admissions, program ad sales, concession sales, t-shirt sales and the occasional donation from tribes or businesses in order to cover the roughly $25,000 accrued annually in associated costs. FAIRFAX, Okla. —... Read more
List of potential new UND nicknames narrowed to 15 GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A committee has narrowed to 15 the list of possible nicknames for the University of North Dakota, including simply “North Dakota.”The group started out with nearly 1,200 potential monikers. It was whittled to about five dozen and then to 15. That list will be narrowed even further before a final list is brought... Read more

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