February 11, 2016

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Bacone: Registrar Assistant Responsibilities: The successful candidate will become efficient in assisting students in the enrollment process.  They will also process all transcript requests, maintain student files and academic records.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in process student loan deferments and loan tracking.  They will be conscientious... Read more
Bacone: Human Resource Manager Responsibilities:The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Human Resources Department.  This will include, but is not limited to, all HR required reporting, oversee payroll entries and processing, onboarding and exits, and oversee the retirement annuity plan.  The successful candidate will also administer employee... 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

News

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Choctaw Nation plans for new headquarters DURANT, Okla. (AP) – Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said he focuses on tribal culture. But it’s hard for him to demonstrate that when the tribe’s cultural services office is housed in a double-wide trailer.The Journal Record reports that the location will change by early 2018, when the tribe opens a five-story, 500,000-square-foot... Read more
Lawsuit challenges Mashpee Wampanoag tribal reservation decision TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – A group of Massachusetts residents is challenging the federal government’s decision to grant the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe reservation lands to build a casino.The lawsuit filed Thursday in Boston federal court argues the U.S. Department of the Interior is not authorized to take lands into trust for tribes recognized... Read more
Man gets maximum sentence for beating deaths of Navajo transients ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A judge sentenced a young man convicted of beating two homeless men to death with cinder blocks and other objects to the maximum term of 67 1/2 years in prison Friday after hearing tearful pleas for tough punishment from the victims’ relatives.Alex Rios, 20, apologized to the families and asked for mercy, but... Read more
Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers said they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, and they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders.The Jan. 12 ruling was in response to a request by the new... Read more
Former tribal chief sentenced for embezzling over $100,000 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former Healy Lake Tribe first chief and administrator will spend up to 90 days on house arrest as part of her sentence for embezzling more than $100,000 in federal and tribal funds.The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday that JoAnn Polston has also been sentenced to three years of probation. She was... Read more

Life

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Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity LOS ANGELES (AP) – Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.The Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition called Thursday on Sony, Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney to... Read more
Treaty tensions run deep in Minnesota The Grand Portage and Bois Forte bands regulate off-reservation fishing, hunting and gathering for their members through a group known as the 1854 Treaty Authority. GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) – Curtis Gagnon still holds the summons from 1984, a small piece of paper ordering him to court for shooting a moose off reservation land – a... Read more
Chief Baker: Challenging legislative session ahead for Oklahoma The new state legislative session is one we will all be watching closely. Our policymakers in Oklahoma City have a challenging task ahead as they try to create an operational budget for the state while being millions of dollars in the hole. Unfortunately, most state agencies remain funded at more than 20 percent below pre-recession... Read more
Feds outline reforms for hospitals on reservations SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials outlined a plan Wednesday to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and developing a single credentialing process for doctors working at Indian Health Service... Read more
Brown University renames holiday to honor indigenous peoples PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The faculty at Brown University has voted to rename what used to be called Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.The Ivy League university in 2009 changed the name of the holiday that falls on the second Monday of October to Fall Weekend. But some people said the change didn’t go far enough. So on Tuesday,... Read more

Business

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Appeals court puts payday loan lawsuit back before judge RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put a Virginia man’s lawsuit over a payday loan back before a judge.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously reversed U.S. District Judge John Gibney’s order sending the lawsuit to arbitration.James Hayes claims that Delbert Services... Read more
Navajo Nation seeking compensation for retailer's use of 'Navajo' name The tribe's lawsuit alleging trademark violations has been working its way through the courts for more than three years. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has... Read more
Nez Perce tribe asks county to stop making arrests at casino LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Nez Perce tribe has asked county sheriff’s deputies to stop making arrests at the region’s casino.The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Tribal Executive Committee requested that Nez Perce County deputies refrain from making arrests for outstanding warrants on the floor or in the parking lot of Clearwater... Read more
Puyallup Tribe to open marijuana testing laboratory TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is opening a marijuana testing laboratory, marking their first foray into the Washington’s budding marijuana industry.The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that Gov. Jay Inslee signed a compact this week to make the move official.The lab will be housed in a Fife building that houses the... Read more
Tribe behind Foxwoods rehires ex-leader convicted of theft MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) – A former leader of the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino who went to prison for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots has been hired for a new job with the tribal government.Michael Thomas, who was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for stealing $100,000 from the tribe, was hired this month as an... Read more

Sports

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Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.The mascot received 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-name runoff. The new nickname replaces Fighting Sioux, which was retired... Read more
Results of University of North Dakota nickname runoff vote expected early this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota might have a new nickname early this week, or it might have another vote on a new moniker.People with ties to the Grand Forks school voted last week in a runoff election involving the top three nickname options from a preliminary vote.If Fighting Hawks, Roughriders or Nodaks gets... Read more
Hopi boys extend cross-country winning streak PHOENIX (AP) – The boys’ cross-country team at Hopi High School has run away with another win, maintaining the longest streak of consecutive victories in the nation.The Arizona Interscholastic Association says the Hopi Bruins scored 59 points to defeat Many Farms and Pinon for the Division IV title at Saturday’s state cross-country... Read more
UND to hold runoff vote on new nickname next week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota will be voting again as the school moves toward a new nickname.None of the five choices finalized by a committee last summer got a 50 percent majority in voting last week. UND says there will be a runoff vote next week with three choices on the ballot: Fighting... Read more
Voting on University of North Dakota nickname is this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota are voting this week on a new school nickname.Online voting is Monday through midnight Friday. Those eligible are UND students, faculty and staff; school alumni and retirees; donors; and athletic event season ticket holders.UND has been without a nickname the... Read more

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