July 24, 2016

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#2016-12127 House Supervisor/T/PT Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-11287 Certified/Registered Respiratory Therapist/PRN Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12148 Inpatient RN/PRN Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12128 House Supervisor Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
Supreme Court Judge & Associate Judge The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma is accepting applications for (1) Chief Supreme Court Judge and (1) Supreme Court Associate Judge for the Kickapoo Tribal Court through August 5, 2016. Please see website kickapootribeofoklahoma.com for full job description.  Submit resume and/or application to:Kickapoo Tribe of OklahomaAttn:  Valentina... Read more

News

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Seneca-Cayuga election postponed again             GROVE, Okla. — A Bureau of Indian Affairs court is delaying an already rescheduled Seneca-Cayuga election.             On Wednesday, Magistrate Tom Walker ruled to postpone a reconvened General Council meeting of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. In June, Walker had ordered the tribe to reconvene its General Council meeting on or... Read more
Navajo Nation Council set to begin summer session in Arizona FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.The council is slated to convene Monday and to hear proposals including legislation that would regulate surface coal mining, reclamation and coal... Read more
Feds reach settlement with Navajos over uranium mine cleanup ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The federal government has reached another settlement with the Navajo Nation that will clear the way for cleanup work to continue at abandoned uranium mines across the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S.The target includes 46 sites that have been identified as priorities due to radiation levels and... Read more
Documents seem to back claims of Fort Peck homeless roundup HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A record of a 2013 meeting says Fort Peck tribal officials detained dozens of people because they “didn’t want street people or transients to be the face of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes during the Wild Horse Stampede.”The August 2013 minutes of the tribe’s law and justice committee and documents... Read more
Shoshone-Bannock Tribe opposed Idaho’s legal reach BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Leaders with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe say they no longer want Idaho to extend its legal reach onto their reservation.Nearly a half-century ago, Congress passed “Public Law 280,” which gave Idaho jurisdiction over the Shoshone-Bannocks in seven areas previously held by the federal government. They included road... Read more

Life

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Cobell Education Scholarship Fund reaches nearly $40 million Interior Department’s quarterly transfers to Scholarship Fund through land buy-back program continue to grow education opportunities for Native youthWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that this quarter’s transfer of nearly $500,000 to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund) brings the... Read more
The Business of Indian Agriculture & Food Sovereignty Assessment Training Workshop August 16-18 ~ Tulsa (Catoosa), OklahomaAre you a trainer who wants to help Native farmers and ranchers in your community build sustainable tribal ranching or farming enterprises and increase their business knowledge and fundamentals of running and maintaining a successful agricultural business?Or maybe you are interested in helping... Read more
Foundation announces 2016 National Artist Fellowship awardees VANCOUVER, Wash. – For the sixth year, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded its National Artist Fellowship to a new group of 16 artists in five categories selected from a national open call of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artist applicants who were reviewed by a panel of art peers and... Read more
Castlewood School District ditches Native American logo CASTLEWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Another school district in South Dakota has decided to stop displaying Native American imagery in its school logo.The Castlewood School Board honored voters’ informal request to adopt a Spartan head as its new school logo Monday, the Watertown Public Opinion reported. The decision comes after four months of... Read more
University president urges ‘pipeline’ for Wind River Reservation RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) – University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols said she would like to boost American Indian enrollment at Wyoming’s only public, four-year university.“A recruitment and pipeline program is probably needed,” Nichols, who became president in May, said following a visit this past week to the Wind River Indian... Read more

Business

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Navajo Pride flour mill to reopen after more than a year FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A flour mill owned by the Navajo Nation is reopening after undergoing renovations for more than a year.Navajo Agricultural Products Industry officials announced Friday that the Navajo Pride flour mill will relaunch through a joint venture with a new company.The Daily Times of Farmington reports New Mexico... Read more
National Cattle Congress fighting foreclosure ruling WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – The National Cattle Congress plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that says the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa can foreclose on Cattle Congress property.The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the organization has asked the judge to reconsider his ruling and will take the case to the Iowa Appeals... Read more
Spokane tribe plans to break ground on new casino this fall SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Spokane Tribe of Indians says it plans to break ground this fall on a new off-reservation casino in the suburb of Airway Heights.Tribal Chairwoman Carol Evans said Thursday that the tribe hopes to open the first phase of the project next year. It would include a casino with 450 slot machines and 12 games... Read more
AMERIND Risk Launches AMERIND Critical Infrastructure HONOLULU, HAWAII — The only 100 percent Tribally-owned insurance solution provider announced yesterday that it is launching a new business line to help Tribal Nations and Native communities close the persistent and pervasive “connectivity divide” in Indian country.AMERIND Risk is embarking on a groundbreaking new business line, AMERIND... Read more
Morongo Opens New Credit Union Offices CABAZON, Calif.  – First Californian Credit Union, launched by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians seven years ago to provide financial products and services to tribal members and tribal employees, welcomed its new flagship offices on the Morongo Indian Reservation with a grand opening ceremony on Monday, July 11. First Californian... Read more

Sports

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Indian Relay Season Announced BILLINGS, Mont. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) 2016 season of sanctioned Indian Relay Races are underway with a great schedule. They have released the following schedule races sanctioned by the organization. • Buffalo Days Indian Relay, Buffalo WY June 11-13, 2016-Completed • Crow Native Days, Crow Agency,... Read more
FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s administration to consider adding the... Read more
'Caucasians' shirt sales jump after ESPN's Jones appearance ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN's Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt's creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts... Read more
House panel mulls bill to ban derogatory school team names PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would bar public schools from using athletic team names or mascots deemed derogatory would offer people offended by the symbols a way to change them, the proposal’s main sponsor said Friday.The House Education committee considered the bill, but a vote is expected to come next week. Some communities in... Read more
North Dakota sells Fighting Sioux items to satisfy NCAA FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Nearly four years after retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname following criticism from Native Americans, the University of North Dakota briefly found itself back in the business of selling merchandise with a logo the NCAA had ruled hostile and abusive.The reason is that a settlement agreement with the NCAA over the... Read more

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