October 10, 2015

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NIGC: Auditor National Indian Gaming CommissionJob Title: AuditorJob Announcement Number:  NIGC-8000-16-KH-001(EX)Salary Range: $62,686.00 to $81,493.00 / Per YearOpen Period:  Thursday, October 8, 2015 to Thursday, October 22, 2015Duties• Performs audits of class II and class III gaming operation to ensure compliance with the Indian Gaming... Read more
Chief Financial Officer | KEDA Kaw Enterprise Development Authority: Position opened for an experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead all aspects of our finance department. Candidate should have a BA/BS in business, accounting, financial reporting, expense analysis, cost benefit analysis and financial statement interpretation required with a minimum of at least... Read more
#11159 R/FT Manager, Emergency Management 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
Associate/Assistant Professor: Division of Business, Bacone College Bacone College seeks a full-time Associate/Assistant Professor in the Division of BusinessRESPONSIBILITIES:The successful candidate will become the lead instructor for management and will be responsible for instructing existing or new courses focused primarily in management. Commitment to college committees is also required. As is... Read more
Pawnee Nation Open Positions The Pawnee Nation has the following open positions:- Three (3) positions available on the Pawnee Nation Election Commission. Terms are for three years and applicants must be a Pawnee Tribal Member.- One (1) position available on the Pawnee Nation Tax Commission. This is a four year term and applicant must be a Pawnee Tribal Member.-... Read more


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Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association Dedicates New Community Center OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Muscogee Association (OCMA) will dedicate its new community center located at 4111 N. Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 16.OCMCA Community Center is the only one of the 26 Muscogee (Creek) community centers located outside of tribal boundaries to better serve the... Read more
omanche Nation committee suspends tribe administrator LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Comanche Nation Business Committee has suspended the tribe’s administrator over accusations of negligence in his duties.The Lawton Constitution reports the committee voted 3-2 with one abstention Saturday to suspend Will Owens without pay. Vice Chair Susan Cothren says Owens signed illegal contracts and... Read more
Businessman to plead guilty in tribal corruption case HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Havre businessman agreed to plead guilty to bribing a tribal official and conspiring to make false claims in order to take federal stimulus money awarded to the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.Defendant Shad Huston signed the plea deal on Friday, acknowledging that he bribed a Chippewa Cree official and used fake... Read more
Modoc warriors honored at Fort Klamath grave dedication KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Four Modoc men who were executed as war criminals in 1873 were honored as warriors and significant historical figures during a grave dedication ceremony at Fort Klamath.The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that the graves of Chief Kintpuash, Schonchin John, Black Jim and Boston Charley were formally... Read more
Oglala Sioux Tribe receives $400K for suicide prevention PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Administration for Native Americans has awarded a $400,000 emergency grant to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pay for activities and programs designed to prevent youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.Kevin Yellow Bird Steele, a spokesman for the tribe, told the Rapid City Journal that the money will... Read more


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Round House Talk: Did they give us anything we didn’t already have? In 1887, the U.S. Congress enacted the General Allotment Act (“Act”), Act of Feb. 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 388, ch. 119, 25 USCA 331). Congress believed that individual ownership of private property was an essential part of civilization that would give Indian people a reason to stay in one place, cultivate land, and adopt the habits,... Read more
Comanche National Museum wins national, regional, state awards LAWTON, Okla. – The Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (CNMCC) continues to receive recognition for excellence on national, regional and state levels.  CNMCC has added five more awards to their list of accomplishments.  The museum has now received a total of 32 local, state, regional and national awards since opening in 2007.... Read more
Poet Simon Ortiz headlines Southwest writer festival SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – Native American poet Simon Ortiz and Dallas Morning News Mexico City bureau chief Alfredo Corchado are set to headline a gathering of Southwest writers in New Mexico.The three-day “Southwest Festival of the Written Word” begins Friday at a number of venues in Silver City. The event brings readers and writers... Read more
Different kind of teacher: Native elder draws on experience FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – She always wanted to be a teacher, it just didn’t happen the way the quick-learning little girl from Alatna could have ever imagined.At the age of 80, Elizabeth Fleagle is in the prime of her teaching career.Last week was in the classroom with a small group of students at the Interior-Aleutians Campus of the... Read more
Amid questions, Dartmouth Native American director off job HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – Dartmouth College has removed the new director of its Native American program from her position amid questions about her ancestry and tribal affiliation.The Hanover, New Hampshire, Ivy League college says the distraction surrounding Susan Taffe (taf) Reed’s hiring last month was preventing her from effectively... Read more


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New ITB MOOC on the topic of social media: Don’t just be a follower – be an expert ITB Academy offers an innovative online course on how to make best use of social media in tourism – use of social media is crucial to achieving success in the tourism industry – eight key topics – successful participants will receive certificatesWith its multi-session, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on social media in tourism,... Read more
New Mexico tribe appeals ruling on casino dispute with state DENVER (AP) – Lawyers for an American Indian community in New Mexico asked a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked them from going through the U.S. Interior Department instead of the state for a gambling compact.Attorneys for Pojoaque Pueblo told the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more
$350M movie studio envisioned for Catawba reservation in SC ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) – A $350 million movie studio and entertainment complex is being proposed for 124 acres on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County.The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the tribe and Studio South want to develop a complex with sound stages, a hotel, a Catawba Cultural Center, and a school for film and... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoags, Taunton leaders tout benefits of casino TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.Mayor Thomas Hoye said the city would see at least $8 million annually from casino revenues and have the casino operator subsidize... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoag leaders plan to start casino construction next year MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) – Tribal leaders say the Mashpee Wampanoag will begin construction of a $500 million resort casino in Taunton next spring.Chairman Cedric Cromwell and other officials of the Cape Cod-based tribe spoke Saturday about the federal government’s approval of their request to place land in trust for the tribe.Cromwell said... Read more


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Opponents upset Chief Illiniwek merchandise available online CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Opponents of the University of Illinois’ old mascot say they’re upset that merchandise featuring Chief Illiniwek is available online after the school made the logo available to a licensing company.Emeritus professor Stephen Kaufman wrote to interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson and President Timothy Killeen on... Read more
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

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