January 31, 2015

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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
Job Training Services Available for Older Veterans MUSKOGEE, Okla. – This year’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day is a reminder that many U.S. veterans are still unemployed. Experience Works is providing the tools older veterans need to succeed.   “It’s about making sure older workers have the skills and confidence to compete in today’s workforce. Retirement just isn’t an option for the... Read more
Top 10 interview questions job seekers must ask Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Warns Job Seekers: Will be Judged More on the Questions You Ask Than the Answers You GiveHAVERFORD, PA  (September 23, 2014) - Many job seekers walk into an interview ill-prepared, expecting the employer to ask all the questions. Contrary to popular belief, the most important questions of the... Read more
Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.Cherokee Nation, the only tribal government recipient, joins 32 states and Puerto Rico as a recipient of the two-year grant from the U.S.... Read more
Ways Job Seekers can Make a Good First Impression Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Offers Key Strategies to Make a Good Impression on Your Potential EmployerHAVERFORD, Penn. – Your résumé stood out among the others. You made it through the phone screen. Now it's time to meet your potential employer in person. This is "do or die" time - an opportunity that cannot be missed.Ford R.... Read more


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Police now probing reports of students harassed at game RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Police are now looking into reports of harassment directed at grade-school students from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who attended a Rapid City Rush hockey game.Chaperone Justin Poor Bear says students from the American Horse K-8 school in Allen were subjected to racial slurs and had beer sprayed on them at... Read more
State official admits stealing from Cayuga Nation children BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A state official has pleaded guilty to charges she stole thousands of dollars from trust fund accounts held for Cayuga Nation children.New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced Monday that Kim Thomas-Muffoletto of Getzville admitted stealing the money over a seven-year... Read more
Tribe, state reach agreement on child support services BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has signed an agreement with North Dakota's Department of Human Services to boost child support enforcement on the reservation.The tribe's child support program is beginning its third year, with 10 full-time staff members serving about 300 children and 235 parents. The program expects... Read more
Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council Selects Chairman, Vice-Chairman MARICOPA, Ariz. – The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council has selected Louis J. Manuel, Jr., as chairman and Delia M. Carlyle as vice-chair.The two were selected for one-year terms as the chair and vice-chair.Both Manuel and Carlyle have goals to continue the expansion of economic development projects and job creation for the... Read more
Bison returned to central Nebraska tallgrass prairie WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) – A small herd of purebred bison has been relocated to a few square miles in central Nebraska, where vast herds once roamed over the tallgrass prairie.The 39 cows and calves arrived Saturday at their new homes on Crane Trust land southwest of Grand Island. They were trucked in from Rimrock Ranch near Crawford in... Read more


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Humboldt students protest firing of Native American scholar ARCATA, Calif. (AP) – About 30 people have taken over a building at Humboldt State University to protest the firing of a Native American professor and other actions they say have made it harder for minority students to find support on campus.The Eureka Times-Standard says the around-the-clock sit-in started Monday at the end of a... Read more
Native American TV network gets $6M to expand SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $6 million to First Nations Experience, the California-based television network dedicated to Native Americans.The San Bernardino Sun says the goal of the gift announced Monday is to expand viewership and improve content at the public TV network known as... Read more
Rural America Initiatives meets challenge, receives $250,000 from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rural America Initiatives (RAI) is $500,000 closer to attaining a new Head Start building, thanks to a $250,000 matching grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) in Minnesota.In December, 2013 the SMSC committed a quarter of a million dollar grant dependent on RAI raising matching funds, and in... Read more
ESEA and Native students: Strengthing sovereignty to support local success 
WASHINGTON – Following yesterday’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing on “Fixing No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Testing and Accountability,” National Indian Education Association (NIEA) President Melvin Monette issued the following statement explaining the need for an Elementary and Secondary Education... Read more
National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Southwest Museum National Treasure LOS ANGELES – The National Trust for Historic Preservation today named the Southwest Museum site in northeast Los Angeles as its newest National Treasure. The Trust selected the 100-year-old property for its historic and cultural significance, and its importance as an iconic community landmark in the Highland Park and Mt. Washington... Read more


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Official: Provision on tribal casinos might violate US law SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal official says proposed Indian gambling compacts to be considered by the New Mexico Legislature might violate federal law by effectively prohibiting an Oklahoma-headquartered tribe from opening a casino in southern New Mexico.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the official said a provision in the... Read more
Oklahoma tribe appeals $1.5 million in payday lending fines OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe and two Internet payday loan companies it owns are appealing $1.5 million in fines from banking regulators in Connecticut.The Connecticut Department of Banking earlier this month fined Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman John Shotton $700,000 for loans to Connecticut residents... Read more
Officials warn casino compact doesn’t protect state MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Menominee Nation’s new gambling compact doesn’t protect the state from potentially losing hundreds of millions of dollars if Gov. Scott Walker approves the tribe’s plans for a new Kenosha casino, according to the governor’s top aide. The new compact calls for the Menominee to pay the state 7.5 percent of its... Read more
Compact reached with Menominee Tribe over Kenosha casino MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state of Wisconsin and the Menominee Nation have agreed to a new gambling compact over a proposed casino in Kenosha that the tribe said would bring $1 billion in revenue to the state over 25 years.Gov. Scott Walker said in a Tuesday letter to Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn that the compact... Read more
Wisc. gov. says he’s still trying to work on casino deal MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s still trying to work out a deal before a Feb. 19 deadline that would allow the Menominee Tribe to open a new casino in Kenosha.Walker was asked Monday about WISN-TV report that said the state and Menominee Tribe are close to reaching agreement on a new gambling compact.Walker says... Read more


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Sequoyah football player named All-Star TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sequoyah senior Nolan Philpott was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star Football Team for his outstanding performance during the 2014 season. Philpott, of Tahlequah, will play offensive lineman for the class 3A team.“Nolan Philpott is a very good football player,” Shane Richardson, head football coach... Read more
Opposition to removal of [racist name] as high school mascot OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Students, faculty and alumni at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School turned out for a school board meeting to voice their opposition to the removal of R*dsk*ns as the school mascot.The board voted 8-0 Dec. 8 to change the 88-year-old mascot after hearing from students, teachers and a district official who said... Read more
Penobscot Indians hosting national whitewater race OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) – The Whitewater Open Canoe National Championship is being held for the first time on Maine's Penobscot River.The Penobscot Indian Nation is hosting the event from July 23 to 26. It's expected to draw several hundred kayakers and canoeists from as far away as North Carolina and Michigan.Scott Phillips, race... Read more
University of North Dakota nickname task force votes to take more time GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A group deciding the best way to choose a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has decided it needs more time.The UND Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force was to give a report to university President Robert Kelley by the end of the year. UND issued a statement Tuesday saying the group... Read more
Cherokee citizen earns gold at world martial arts competition TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation citizen Wade Blevins just struck gold in China. The 41-year-old won the World Traditional Wushu Championships in the bare-handed division, beating out some 3,000 top martial artists there competing from around the globe.Blevins was one of 30 to make the U.S. Wushu-Kungfu Federation team back in... Read more

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