June 25, 2016

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Paralegal Specialist The US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma is seeking applicants for one or more Paralegal Specialist positions which will be assigned to the Criminal Division. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications. See vacancy announcement 16-OKW-1704384-DE, 16-OKW-1718695-MS at www.usajobs.gov (Exec Office for US... Read more
Director of Investments (Supervisory Financial Analyst) Director of Investments (Supervisory Financial Analyst) with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.  If you are currently with the Federal Government or enrolled in a federally recognized tribe please apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442510400.  If you are not employed by the Government please... Read more
PROGRAM ASSISTANT PROGRAM ASSISTANT - REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1152Starting Salary: $18.06/Hr.  Department: MuseumLocation: Bartlesville, OKDate Opened: 6/14/2016Closing Date: 7/4/2016****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form.General... Read more
#1150: SURVEILLANCE OFFICER JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTSURVEILLANCE OFFICER | REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1150Starting Salary: $13.30/Hr.  Department: Gaming CommissionLocation: Skiatook, OK.Date Opened: 6/14/2016Closing Date: 6/27/2016****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to... Read more
Information Technology Specialist, Delaware Tribe of Indians Delaware Tribe of Indians Employment OpportunityInformation Technology SpecialistGeneral Description: The Delaware Tribal I.T. Specialist is responsible for maintaining and improving all I.T. functions for the Delaware Tribe of IndiansQualifications:   Bachelor or Associate degree, ideally in technology-related field, Preferred:... Read more

News

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Judge asked to temporarily block North Dakota voter ID laws BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group of Native Americans suing over North Dakota’s voter identification requirements are asking a federal judge to temporarily block enforcement of the laws.KFGO-AM reports the request comes from members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa who filed the lawsuit in January.It alleges that the voter ID... Read more
Tribes hail shield’s halted sale; collectors ask what’s next PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. (AP) – The laws of a rural New Mexico Native American tribe require that the ceremonial shield stay within the boundaries of its reservation, which covers miles of mountains and rolling desert. And for generations, the sacred object did just that, remaining safely in a home atop a mesa.So when a photo of the... Read more
Bakken pipeline will run under sacred tribal site in Iowa DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials will allow work on a four-state oil pipeline to go forward after the company submitted a plan to avoid disrupting an American Indian burial ground.Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins tells The Des Moines Register that Texas-based Dakota Access LLC was given an amendment on its... Read more
Penobscots vacate statehouse seat it has held since 1800s AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Penobscot Nation is formally vacating a seat it has held in Maine’s Legislature for more than 150 years amid tensions between the state and American Indian tribe.The tribe will instead select an ambassador to work with state and federal governments. The Portland Press Herald reports that the change is a... Read more
Fed appeals court considers if Hawaiian election case moot HONOLULU (AP) – A group that sued to stop a Native Hawaiian election is persisting with its lawsuit because it fears another race-based vote will happen.Even though the organizers of a vote to elect delegates to a Native Hawaiian self-governance convention called off the election amid the legal challenges that reached the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Life

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Jim Boyd, singer and chairman of the Colville tribes, walks on SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Singer-songwriter Jim Boyd, who is also chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has died of natural causes. He was 60.Boyd began playing guitar as a child.The Spokesman-Review says he began writing his own music when he was in his 30s, and contributed songs to the soundtrack of the 1998... Read more
Montana lawmaker proposes renaming Columbus Day BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – A Montana lawmaker is proposing that the Legislature rename Columbus day with a name that celebrates Native Americans.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that State Rep. Bridget Smith, D-Wolf Point, submitted a bill request last week that would change the holiday to celebrate indigenous people instead of the... Read more
IHS supports goals of bill addressing reservation hospitals RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The head of the federal agency responsible for providing health care to Native Americans believes legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would help fix severe shortcomings at its hospitals nationwide.Mary Smith, principal deputy director of the Indian Health Service, spoke with The Associated Press... Read more
Native culture center in Juneau approved JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau officials have approved plans for a business that was shuttered years ago to become the new site of a Native cultural immersion park.The city’s Planning Commission voted in favor of a conditional use permit on Tuesday for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The tribe is looking... Read more
CNAY gets grant to promote racial equity, healing among Native youth WASHINGTON – The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute has begun a three-year project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to promote racial equity and healing for Native American youth. The $450,000 grant will foster racial healing through peer-to-peer dialogues with Native youth and a collaborative strategy... Read more

Business

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NC borrowers on high-interest loans to share $9M in refunds RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina residents who obtained very high-interest loans with some out-of-state lenders will share about $9 million in refunds.Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday a court judgment involving Western Sky Financial, CashCall and related companies stemming from a 2013 lawsuit by Cooper and the state... Read more
Governor says Spokane Tribe can build off-reservation casino SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Spokane Tribe of Indians hailed a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee that the tribe can proceed with a big casino project near Fairchild Air Force Base despite massive opposition from civic leaders in the region.Leaders of the impoverished tribe said the $400 million project, first proposed a decade ago, will help... Read more
North Carolina tribe sues Anheuser-Busch over local logo use RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A Native American tribe in North Carolina is suing Anheuser-Busch, saying the beer company is illegally using the tribe’s logo.Media outlets reported the lawsuit was filed by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina on Tuesday in federal court.The lawsuit says the brewer is using the tribe’s four-color circular... Read more
Officials create map to boost tourism on Wyoming reservation CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – Visitors to Fremont County can now locate Sacajawea’s grave and other historic sites at the Wind River Indian Reservation with help from a newly released driving map.The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the map is a collaborative effort between state and tribal officials aimed at encouraging more people to visit the... Read more
Tribe makes efforts to reclaim reservation oil production NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) – A tribal-owned oil company that started oil production last year has garnered roughly 1,000 barrels of oil per day for the Three Affiliated Tribes.Missouri River Resources’ first barrel of oil was produced in June 2015, and last year it drilled four wells. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the tribe is making... Read more

Sports

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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
Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.The mascot received 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-name runoff. The new nickname replaces Fighting Sioux, which was retired... Read more

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