August 29, 2014

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Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc: Economic Development Planner Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc. (TPEI) is seeking applications for an Economic Development Planner to facilitate economic development planning and initiatives; identify and foster economic development prospects and secure funding for economic development opportunities for Taos Pueblo. Experience working with Native American tribes is... Read more
OSAGE NATION DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $48.07/hrOpen: 8/26/2014Closes: 09/15/2014                  Summary:  The Director of Operations of the Osage Nation Executive Branch is a position appointed by the Principal Chief.  The D.O. oversees the operations of ALL Osage Nation Divisions, Departments, and Programs as well as special projects... Read more
OSAGE NATION DIVISION LEADER Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $40.20/hrOpen: 8/26/2014Closes: 09/15/2014    Summary:  The Division Leader for the Osage Nation Health, Fitness, & Wellness Division is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and oversight to all departments contained within the division.  Additionally, the Division Leader is charged with... Read more
OSAGE NATION TREASURER Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $55.29/hrOpen: 8/26/2014Closes: 09/15/2014Summary:  The Treasurer of the Osage Nation Executive Branch is a position appointed by the Principal Chief and confirmed by the Osage Nation Congress.  In addition to acting as the Chief Financial Officer of the Osage Nation, the Treasurer also provides direction... Read more
TRIBAL WORKS DIRECTOR Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $30.30/hrOpen: 8/25/2014Closes: 09/05/2014Summary:   The Director of the Osage Nation Tribal Works Department is responsible for leading and directing the entire janitorial and maintenance staff of the Osage Nation government.  He/She is responsible for maintaining and continually improving the outside... Read more

News

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Candidates deemed ineligible in ND tribal election WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Half of the candidates in the race to become the next chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes have been deemed ineligible according to the tribes' election board.On Saturday, the Three Affiliated Tribes' election board released a list of qualified candidates for the September 16 primary election. Incumbent Tex... Read more
3,000 barrels of brine spilled on reservation WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – A pipeline near the town of Mandaree on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation leaked 3,000 barrels of brine, state agencies confirmed Monday in the second such incident at the reservation by the same company in as many months.The North Dakota Industrial Commission and the state Department of Health said... Read more
Stillaguamish tribe gets 64 acre reservation ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) – Twenty-eight years after beginning the process, the Stillaguamish Tribe finally has a reservation.It has been 38 years since the tribe gain federal recognition, which does not require a subsequent grant of a reservation, The Daily Herald reports.The Stillaguamish have been trying for nearly 30 years to take that... Read more
Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutionsDAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5-year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.The report from the DOJ states that 2,542 cases were filed in Indian... Read more
Cherokee Nation wants up to 50 more bison for herd If approved, the tribe could receive 35 to 50 head of bison this fall to place on tribal land in Delaware County. TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – The Cherokee Nation wants to build a new bison herd to recapture some of the tribe's heritage, develop business opportunities and provide a healthy food source for its members, Principal Chief Bill... Read more

Life

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Jones Academy extends application deadlines Fall semester 2014 applications are still being accepted at the Jones Academy through September 21. DURANT, Okla. – The Jones Academy in Hartshorne will be accepting applications for the 2014 Fall semester until September 21. The academy encourages interested individuals to tour the facilities and understand the many program benefits... Read more
CHEROKEE CHAT: Scholarship Preparation 101 Before you ever actually apply for a scholarship, there is significant work to be done by the student and their family support group.First, academics should be the focus of school and not sports or other extracurricular activity if it means sacrificing college prep coursework, a high grade point average and ACT and SAT scores. ... Read more
Miami's Myaamia Center awarded NSF grant for "Breath of Life" project OXFORD, Ohio — The Myaamia Center at Miami University has received a $167,650 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project titled “Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages.”Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center, is principal investigator.The funding is part of the Documenting Endangered... Read more
California group launches campaign to end use of 'R•dsk*ns' name A Northern California campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. will be re-launched November 23rd, 2014 outside the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara from 10am-6pm. The campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to end the use of the racial epithet... Read more
Muscogee (Creek) Nation WIC Program is a step ahead to meet new 2020 Federal mandates OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently opened its new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program building that will now push it into the new age and help it meet federal mandates.The new facility is an energy-saving Structural Insulated Panel, or SIPs, project and is the first of its kind on the MCN campus. The Muscogee... Read more

Business

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Cherokee Nation Entertainment breaks ground on new South Coffeyville casino 100 new jobs expected in Nowata County, OklahomaSOUTH COFFEYVILLE, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Entertainment is bringing its signature brand of dining, entertainment, gaming and world-class guest service to South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, in Nowata County, just south of the Kansas state line. The company broke ground today to make way for the... Read more
Tribe’s casino plan roils quaint Martha’s Vineyard AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) – On the western tip of Martha’s Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town’s scenic overlook.But the leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoags, the federally recognized American Indian tribe whose ancestors first inhabited the... Read more
Foxwoods owners straining again under heavy debt MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) – The tribe that runs the country’s largest resort casino is showing new signs of strain under the weight of its billion-dollar debt, saying it has had to review its options with senior lenders as a slump continues to batter the Foxwoods Resort Casino.The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and... Read more
Legislature passes compact for Yreka tribal casino SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Legislature has ratified a gambling compact with the Karuk tribe, approving a casino in Yreka.In December, Gov. Jerry Brown had signed off on a casino with 1,500 slot machines. Democratic Sen. Lou Correa of Anaheim carried the agreement in the Legislature as SB1224.The state Assembly approved the bill on a... Read more
Some lawmakers open to idea of gambling compact MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – With more budget problems likely ahead for the state, some legislative leaders say they're open to the idea of a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.The tribe currently offers bingo games, which resemble slot machines, but would need an agreement with the state to add table games or another... Read more

Sports

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Team International captures NBIII Challenge victory Premier field of golfers raises funds and awareness to improve the health and wellness of Native American children Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Today an extraordinary performance led Team International to claim the 2014 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) title over a competitive field of world-class PGA TOUR golfers... Read more
Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge annouces updated field Woods and Dufner forced to withdraw due to injury, but replaced by Erik Compton and Patrick Reed to complete Team USA, and Jhonattan Vegas fills final spot for Team International Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 18, 2014) – The Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) today announced an updated field for the seventh annual event. Tiger... Read more
Mohegan Sun buys pro lacrosse team in Philly HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Mohegan tribe, reaching back into its history and a game of stickball North American Indians began centuries ago, announced Wednesday it will be part owner of a professional lacrosse team.Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which also operates a casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,... Read more
Politician urges Cleveland Indians to change name COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – It’s time for the Cleveland Indians to drop their name and Chief Wahoo mascot, an Ohio state senator says.Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, introduced a resolution Wednesday that would encourage the baseball team to adopt a new name and mascot, citing racial insensitivity. He also sent a letter to Indians... Read more
Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge announces 2014 tournament field, format Verona, N.Y. – Four-time PGA TOUR winner and golf analyst Notah Begay III along with Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter today confirmed the tournament field and format for the seventh annual Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Challenge. The largest fundraising event across Indian Country will return to Turning Stone... Read more

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