April 27, 2015

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Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma job openings The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, located south of Stillwater, is accepting applications for the following positions: ·         Fire Chief·         Dispatcher·         Assistant Tribal Administrator·         Community Health Nurse·         OES Director·         Grant Writer·         Human Resources Director·         Surveillance... Read more
Position # 969: Site Coordinator JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTSITE COORDINATORREGULAR FULL TIMERE-ADVERTISEMENTAnnouncement No: 969Starting Salary: $13.52/HRDepartment: Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning CenterLocation: Skiatook, OK.Date Opened: 04/08/2015Closing Date: 04/28/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to... Read more
Grants & Finance Assistant The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, seeks a Grants & Finance Assistant. Responsibilities include organizing grant application and review processes, assisting constituents with the grant application system, maintaining grants-related records and filing systems, and processing agency payments. Must have good... Read more
Youth Development Staff | Job# 970 REGULAR PART TIME POSITION        Announcement No: 970Starting Salary: $11.65/HRDepartment: Youth AcademyLocation: Hominy, OK.Date Opened: 04/16/2015Closing Date: 04/29/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form.Summary: ... Read more
Executive Director: Housing Authority of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Responsible for the oversight and management of the eight employee organization.  Applicants shall possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent housing authority, realty management or administrative experience.  Indian preference.  Request an application or send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need... Read more

News

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Blackfeet launch campaign to cancel energy leases BROWNING, Mont. (AP) – Blackfeet tribal leaders have joined with environmental groups, other American Indian tribes and the band Pearl Jam to campaign for the cancellation of oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park.Tribal leaders on Wednesday said they plan to erect billboards to raise awareness and encourage the Interior... Read more
Kaibab Paiute reservation named dark sky community FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) – An American Indian reservation on the Arizona-Utah border has been designated an International Dark Sky Community.About 250 people live on the Kaibab (KY’-bab) Paiute (PY’-oot) reservation near Fredonia.The International Dark-Sky Association says tribal officials have implemented a plan for outdoor lighting that... Read more
White House to Host Tribal Youth Gathering WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the White House will host the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American... Read more
North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.The dispute has exposed details of tribal operations not often... Read more
Proposal would let tribes gather plants in national parks FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Members of the Hualapai Tribe in northwestern Arizona occupied the Grand Canyon long before it became a national park. They collected fruit from cacti and pine nuts for food, cedar and mesquite to weave baskets, and materials to fashion cradleboards for their children.The National Park Service said it recognizes... Read more

Life

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Native hunting site may become National Historic Landmark ULM, Mont. (AP) – The view from the height of First Peoples Buffalo Jump leaves little to the imagination. The ochre cliffs where bison tumbled, the Great Plains rolling eastward, the cliffs of Square Butte rising to an impossible sky – even famed Montana artist Charlie Russell couldn’t have painted a more complete picture.You can... Read more
American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler movie over names ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and eight others quit the production... Read more
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College to close at semester end WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) - The chairwoman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College Board of Regents says the college will be closed at the end of the current semester.Pauline Harjo said in a news release Wednesday that the college is being shut down because of a lack of continued funding from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.The... Read more
Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.One of the biggest obstacles many are facing is saving up for a down payment, particularly in hotter markets where competition for the more affordable homes can quickly drive up prices and put pressure on buyers to... Read more
Tribes urge restart of background checks in child placement SEATTLE (AP) – Washington tribes and the country’s largest group representing Native Americans are asking for state and federal help in getting background checks when a tribe needs to place a child with a foster parent in an emergency situation.The state’s Children’s Administration, a division of the Department of Social and Health... Read more

Business

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Mohegan Sun to build casino at Korean airport NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – The Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort on the grounds of Incheon International Airport in South Korea.The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Incheon International Airport Corporation announced Monday they have signed a... Read more
Fort Sill Apache asks New Mexico court to reconsider decision SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – An Oklahoma-based tribe is asking New Mexico’s highest court to reconsider its decision not to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with the tribe.The state Supreme Court denied the Fort Sill Apaches’ initial petition in March without offering an explanation. The tribe had argued that Martinez... Read more
Kansas seeks court order to block Quapaw Tribe casino WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has asked a federal court to temporarily block the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas.The request for a preliminary injunction filed Thursday contends the state will suffer irreparable harm if the tribe's casino goes forward. It notes the tribe has already... Read more
Gov. signs gambling compacts with 5 New Mexico tribes SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Five New Mexico tribes have new 22-year gambling compacts with the state.Gov. Susana Martinez signed agreements with the Acoma and Jemez pueblos, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation.All of the five tribes but the Jemez Pueblo are currently operating at least one... Read more
Oneida Indian Nation convenience store to have slot machines VERONA, N.Y. (AP) – Another convenience store with slot machines is set to open in central New York.The Oneida Indian Nation says a Sav-on location near its Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona will offer 21 cash slot machines beginning Monday. The upstate New York tribe first installed slot machines in November at one of its... Read more

Sports

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Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday.The proposal passed 33-32, with all but one Democrat voting in favor. Every Republican was opposed.“We have a large, large Native American community here... Read more
American Indians try to persuade Maine town to drop team name SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Representatives of four Maine Indian tribes will meet with members of the Skowhegan school board to try to persuade them to drop “Indians” as the town’s high school team name.Members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are scheduled to meet with a school board subcommittee on Monday at 6... Read more
Sequoyah athletic department receives check TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Sequoyah High School athletic department received a $15,000 check Thursday from Oklahoma Celebrity Charities, Inc.Former NFL players Steve August, Derrel Gofourth and Steve Zabel presented the check on behalf of the organization to Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal... Read more
State panel passes bill limiting Native American mascots DENVER (AP) – A proposal debated Monday by lawmakers about the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools prompted a tense moment about using slurs for other groups of people as team names.To make a point of how offensive mascot monikers such as “r*dsk*ns” can be, the sponsors of a bill limiting the use of such names began... Read more
Applications being accepted for 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, and will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA... Read more

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