August 31, 2016

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Administrative Assistant | NIGC-8000-16-EW-018 National Indian Gaming CommissionJob Title: Administrative AssistantJob Announcement Number: NIGC-8000-16-EW-018(EXC)Salary Range: $33,100.00 to $43,030.00 / Per YearDuty Locations: Phoenix, AZOpen Period: Friday, August 26, 2016 Friday, September 2, 2016 About the Agency The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework... 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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Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in protest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.This is the fourth year the Lummi Nation... Read more
Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday.The tribe is challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to grant permits for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8... Read more
10 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for slush funds case FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Ten former Navajo Nation lawmakers have been sentenced for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund.Former Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize, who served as speaker from January 2011 to September 2014, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in official and... Read more
Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.This is the fourth year the Lummi Nation... Read more
Osage Nation celebrates purchase of Ted Turner's ranch HOMINY, Okla. (AP) — Members of the Osage Nation have celebrated the $74 million purchase of CNN founder Ted Turner's ranch north of Tulsa.More than 300 Osage citizens attended a handover ceremony on Wednesday, the Tulsa World reports. A spokesman says Turner wasn't able to attend.The deal was finalized in June.Turner experimented with... Read more


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South Dakota schools take aim at meth LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – At Andes Central, teachers preparing for the school year did more than just stock their classrooms with school supplies. They also reviewed warning signs of meth abuse and policies that school officials are to follow when face-to-face with a possible drug or alcohol issue.“Some people just want to brush the meth... Read more
Notes from Indian Country: Modern day activists call it “Historic Trauma” What has been the long-term impact of the Indian boarding school experiment?I say experiment because over the past 125 years the Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments. Indians were like the miner’s canary. When tossed into the caverns if we perished the experiments were ended or altered. In... Read more
Major initiative is launched to transform society views of Native Americans Two-year project will conduct research and develop strategies for perception-changing campaignLONGMONT, Colo. – An unprecedented national project was announced today to bring Native Americans out of the shadows of public consciousness. Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions is a two-year... Read more
Tribal school ousts some students over funding gap TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — About 76 kids are unable to attend a tribal school that has stopped enrolling students who are not registered with a tribe.The Puyallup Tribe of Indians operates Chief Leschi Schools for kids from about 60 tribes in preschool through high school, the News Tribune reported.Superintendent Amy Eveskcige said the board... Read more
Census racial categories aren’t so black and white LANCASTER, Texas (AP) – When Gloria Fortner was a little girl, a classmate of black and white parentage claimed to be a “better mix” than her. It was a jarring experience – one that has stayed lodged in her mind over the years.But now, Gloria, the daughter of a black pastor and a Mexican immigrant who heads a nonprofit, said she’s... Read more


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Muscogee (Creek) Nations opens Margaritaville in Tulsa TULSA, Okla. – Parrotheads have invaded the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.On Thursday, the tribe cut the ribbon on its new 50,000 square foot Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville casino expansion and two-story 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar at its flagship River Spirit property along the banks of the Arkansas River. The new space adds 850 electronic... Read more
Sensors, other devices can help prevent hot car deaths DETROIT (AP) – Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. There are some devices on the market – built into cars as well as child seats – that can help prevent kids from being left behind.So far this year, 27 children in the U.S. have died after they were left in hot vehicles, according to... Read more
Judge: Florida tribe’s members must pay taxes to IRS MIAMI (AP) – A judge has ruled that members of a South Florida Indian tribe must pay federal income taxes in a decision that could cost other tribe members millions of dollars.The recent decision by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga involved the 600-member Miccosukee Tribe, which has a reservation in the Everglades and a gambling... Read more
State wants American Indian-run East Texas gaming hall shut AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Attorney General’s Office is trying to shut a gaming hall recently reopened on the 10,000-acre Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in East Texas.Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a federal court filing the Naskila Entertainment Center violates an existing court injunction, should be closed and the tribe fined... Read more
Ho-Chunk adds hotels, expands casinos WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) – The Ho-Chunk Nation is adding hotels and expanding casinos in Wisconsin.The tribe begins a $153 million building project next month at its gaming operations in Wittenberg, Black River Falls and Wisconsin Dells. The project could add 100 jobs to its workforce in Wisconsin where there are 3,400 Ho-Chunk... Read more


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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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