November 28, 2015

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Bacone: Registrar Assistant Responsibilities: The successful candidate will become efficient in assisting students in the enrollment process.  They will also process all transcript requests, maintain student files and academic records.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in process student loan deferments and loan tracking.  They will be conscientious... Read more
Bacone: Human Resource Manager Responsibilities:The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Human Resources Department.  This will include, but is not limited to, all HR required reporting, oversee payroll entries and processing, onboarding and exits, and oversee the retirement annuity plan.  The successful candidate will also administer employee... 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


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US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that’s on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982,... Read more
Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count HONOLULU (AP) – Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.“This court’s intervention is urgently needed,” said the request filed Tuesday with... Read more
High court asked to review Indian status case from Arizona FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – An Arizona man who had his 90-year sentence on assault and firearms charges restored has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.The focus at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had been on identity of American Indians.A panel of the court ruled in 2013 that prosecutors didn’t prove beyond a reasonable... Read more
Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition LAFITTE, La. (AP) – Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he’s an American Indian over the decades he’s lived in his Louisiana bayou town – even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.“Every day at school they’d beat me up, bloody me up, for being Indian,” recalled the 80-year-old... Read more
Morongo Donates 13,000 Turkeys Morongo Band of Mission Indians has given more than 100,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over the past three decades to aid families, veterans and seniors in need. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians celebrated the 30th anniversary of its annual Thanksgiving Outreach program by distributing 13,000 free turkeys... Read more


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New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.The reaction at the long-term residential senior care facility was immediate. “`It was the bomb!”’ is how home administrator Val Kreil recalled one young relative... Read more
EWU to name campus center for Native American activist SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Without Lucy Covington, there would probably be no Colville Confederated Tribes today, and no Eastern Washington reservation for the 12 bands that make up the confederation. Some other reservations in the United States might be gone, too, and their tribal members scattered.Covington, whose name will be on a new... Read more
How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.But homeowners considering a green remodel should also weigh how long it will take for the improvements to reap savings. Some pricey features, like replacing windows or buying a solar... Read more
Open your heart to a Cherokee child this holiday season This time of year let’s keep in mind those Cherokee children that need a loving, nurturing home. As we celebrate Thanksgiving and make plans for Christmas and a New Year, I hope there are Cherokees families out there that can find a place in their homes and in their life for a Cherokee child who desperately needs a permanent home.We... Read more
For Lummis, fishing is a way of life LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) – Members of Lummi Nation say that for them, fishing is different.Tribal and nontribal fishers alike must keep to the seasons and mind their catch quotas. Still, for most Washington residents, fishing is a privilege granted by the state government, said Jay Julius, a Lummi member who has a seat on the... Read more


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Martha’s Vineyard tribe to appeal federal gambling ruling AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) – The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that prohibits the Martha’s Vineyard tribe from opening a bingo hall in its soon-to-be-completed community center.Judge Dennis Saylor IV wrote earlier this month that the Aquinnah-based tribe failed to demonstrate sufficient evidence that it... Read more
Connecticut tribes pushing along border casino proposal HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes are asking the communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.The request comes as the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes review five possible locations. The tribes have said they hope... Read more
Inaugural Black Hills American Indian Art Market Saturday RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rural America Initiatives, in partnership with the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the first annual Black Hills American Indian Winter Art Market and Sale, Saturday November 28, 10 am – 5 pm in the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn ballroom. Featured artists are Jim Yellowhawk and Stephanie... Read more
Mohegan Sun posts strong 4Q profit jump, slight revenue rise UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Fourth-quarter revenue rose slightly at the Mohegan Sun casinos as profit jumped 86 percent due to cost-cutting and rising popularity of table games, their parent company said Thursday.The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates casinos in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,... Read more
Bill to block AZ tribe’s casino fails US House vote PHOENIX (AP) – A bill that would block a casino project nearing completion in the western Phoenix suburbs has failed in the U.S. House of Representatives.The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Trent Franks and four other Arizona members of Congress was defeated after failing to garner a required 2/3 vote Monday. The bill could be... Read more


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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
Results of University of North Dakota nickname runoff vote expected early this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota might have a new nickname early this week, or it might have another vote on a new moniker.People with ties to the Grand Forks school voted last week in a runoff election involving the top three nickname options from a preliminary vote.If Fighting Hawks, Roughriders or Nodaks gets... Read more
Hopi boys extend cross-country winning streak PHOENIX (AP) – The boys’ cross-country team at Hopi High School has run away with another win, maintaining the longest streak of consecutive victories in the nation.The Arizona Interscholastic Association says the Hopi Bruins scored 59 points to defeat Many Farms and Pinon for the Division IV title at Saturday’s state cross-country... Read more
UND to hold runoff vote on new nickname next week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota will be voting again as the school moves toward a new nickname.None of the five choices finalized by a committee last summer got a 50 percent majority in voting last week. UND says there will be a runoff vote next week with three choices on the ballot: Fighting... Read more
Voting on University of North Dakota nickname is this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota are voting this week on a new school nickname.Online voting is Monday through midnight Friday. Those eligible are UND students, faculty and staff; school alumni and retirees; donors; and athletic event season ticket holders.UND has been without a nickname the... Read more

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