October 31, 2014

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Surveillance Review Specialist The OTOE-MISSOURIA Gaming Commission is accepting applications for full time Surveillance Review Specialist in our Surveillance Department at 7 Clans Paradise Casino (Red Rock). Successful applicants must possess good communication skills, analytical skills, have the ability to read and write at the level of a high school graduate.... Read more
HR Director: Otoe-Missouria Gaming Commission Otoe-Missouria Gaming Commission is hiring for Human Resources Director. Incumbent plans, directs, and coordinates human resources management activities of the Otoe-Missouria Gaming Commission to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee compensation benefits, recruitment, personnel policies... Read more
Licensed Skilled Nursing Facility Administrator The Caring House is a 100 bed skilled nursing facility located on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton, Az.  The Facility is looking for a licensed nursing home administrator.The Administrator provides leadership and direction for facility operations to provide quality resident care in accordance with all laws, regulations and... 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
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONEmail cover letter and resume to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mission“To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring... Read more

News

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Navajo president vetoes language-fluency changes in setback for candidate for tribe’s top post FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation dealt a major setback to a candidate for the tribe’s top elected post when he vetoed a bill to let voters decide whether presidential hopefuls are proficient in the Navajo language.Tribal law requires that anyone seeking the presidency speak fluent Navajo and understand the... Read more
Alaska Native vote could impact election ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top.Alaska Natives make up 17 percent of Alaska’s voting-age population, the highest percentage of any state, said Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center director. Villegas gave a... Read more
Buffalo auction set at Wichita Mountains refugeCACHE, Okla. (AP) — The annual auction of buffalo at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma is scheduled later this week. The 44th annual auction is to begin at noon Thursday at the r CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The annual auction of buffalo at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma is scheduled later this week.The 44th annual auction is to begin at noon Thursday at the refuge’s corrals about 12 miles north of Cache.The Lawton Constitution reports that 49 buffalo will be for sale after 17 were given... Read more
State, Chickasaw tribe signs license plate compact OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin and Chickasaw Nation Bill Anoatubby have announced a compact between the state and the tribe for Chickasaw Nation license plates to members of the tribe.The compact says Chickasaw tags will be sold exclusively at state-licensed tag agencies in Oklahoma. Chickasaws who want to purchase the tags will... Read more
2 tribes miss deadline to open election offices GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Tribal officials on the Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations have missed a deadline to open satellite election offices there, after Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement to open the offices and improve access to early voting.A dozen plaintiffs from the two reservations,... Read more

Life

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Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) – A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.Gia Soriano died Sunday night, more than two days after she was shot, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said.“We are devastated by... Read more
Lawsuit seeks to stop food stamp work requirements SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Social services advocates filed a lawsuit Monday to stop Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from imposing work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, the Southwest Organizing Project and several food stamps recipients sued the Human... Read more
Tribe reels from school shooting TULALIP, Wash. (AP) – A close-knit community on the Tulalip Indian Reservation has struggled to find answers following the shooting at a high school on Washington’s Puget Sound in which a young gunman from a prominent family opened fire, killing one person and injuring four others – including two of his cousins.“What triggered him?... Read more
CHEROKEE CHAT: Scholarship Preparation 101: Background Both of my parents were teachers for Oklahoma public schools which meant I was not Pell eligible for Federal student aid nor eligible for other low-income based college scholarships.  If I wanted to go to school, I had to either earn the money through jobs or earn merit based academic scholarships.As a college student, I never received... Read more
Mobile Vet Center visiting Okmulgee, Bristow in Nov. During Nov. 12-13, a VA Mobile Vet Center will visit Okmulgee and Bristow as part of the “VA 2 Vets” outreach initiative. During their stops, VA staff will provide nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to combat Veterans and their families, addressing the social and economic dimensions of post-war needs.The Mobile Vet Centers... Read more

Business

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New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque ruled Friday against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department. U. S. District Court Judge James Parker invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it's failed to... Read more
Judge: Factions behind closed casino need to talk FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A casino in Central California shut down after an armed confrontation last week between tribal factions will remain indefinitely closed pending court-mandated talks, a judge ordered Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill said at the outset of a hearing that he did not see a good outcome if he imposed... Read more
River Spirit Casino receives Corps approval; Resort development to proceed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides 404 permit to Muscogee (Creek) NationTULSA, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and River Spirit Casino announced today it has transacted the required 404 permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With this process complete, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation can now expedite the construction of its... Read more
California casino is closed after armed standoff COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) – A federal judge closed a Central California casino after an armed showdown between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables.U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, acting on an emergency request by the state attorney general, set no date for the possible reopening of the... Read more
Ute Mountain Utes open $4M corn-mill facility CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) – “Value-added agriculture” is a popular buzz phrase in rural areas for locally processing a raw crop into a more profitable, packaged food item.The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is done with the talking. On Sept. 30 they took action with the official opening of a $4 million corn-mill facility on their farm and ranch... Read more

Sports

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Fort Sill baseball matchup different from previous years The game was played on the 136th anniversary of Satanta’s death, and the Kiowa chieftain’s greatgreat-granddaughter, Betty Washburn of Apache, spoke a few words on his behalf before the game. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A recent vintage “baseball” match-up between the Fort Sill Indians and the Fort Sill Cannonballs took place under different... Read more
Protesters of Redsk*ns name rally outside Arizona game GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redsk*ns name held a rally Sunday before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals.Various Native American advocacy groups conducted a march followed by news conference outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.More than 100 people chanted and held... Read more
SD group tries to recruit Native American referees SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Finding referees for middle school games in communities on Native American reservations can sometimes be impossible in South Dakota.In some cases, it’s even led to people getting pulled from the stands to call games, the Argus Leader reported Sunday. Emergency volunteers aren’t necessarily certified, which... Read more
Washington team defends case against Native Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Washington NFL team has filed a motion defending its federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.The Washington Post reports the team filed a motion late Friday night arguing that the team chose the correct courthouse and plaintiffs to sue in Alexandria federal court.The... Read more
DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation’s capital.Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force two schools in the District of Columbia to change nicknames referring to American Indians.McDuffie says the council should... Read more

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